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弥补教育领域的性别差距

华盛顿——因为在前进道路上面临着各种各样的障碍,在尼日尔读完小学对艾什图·哈马来说从来不是一件确定的事。“学习很难,”她后来回忆。“我们坐在地上——有时候垫一块垫子,有时候就直接坐在土里。”

但艾什图坚持了下来,她现在已经是一名23岁的大学生了。艾什图知道,如果不接受教育,她生命中的机会很可能仅限于放牧、耕种、结婚和生许多孩子。她根本不可能有其他的机会。

像鼓励她学习的女教师一样,艾什图希望成为年轻女性和自家兄弟姐妹的榜样。她希望她的故事能激励他们完成自己的学业。

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