[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he Civil Society Action Coalition on Education for All (CSACEFA) is a coalition of NGOs, CSOs, FBOs, and CBOs working in the area of education with over 600 registered members all over the 36 states of the Federation and the FCT. CSACEFA was established in 2000 with the vision of a Nigerian guaranteed of quality education and dignity for all. We have the mission of strengthening the capacity of Nigerian Civil Society and other stakeholders to advocate for access to free compulsory, safe and quality education for all through effective
participation of civil societies.
 
The Coalition wishes to invite you to the documentary film screening produced by Fox Searchlight titled “He Named Me Malala”. The film tells the story of an adolescent Nobel Peace prize winner Malala Yousafzai who stands as a voice to advocate for the girl child education through her campaign and was violently shot/attacked for her courage. Her story tells the plights of millions of girls across the globe in accessing an education.
 
With the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which the Nigerian Government is a signatory, it creates another window of opportunity for increase campaigns and advocacy for the girl-child. SDGs 4 – ensure that by 2030 all girls and boys have access to free, safe, equitable and quality primary and secondary education- is in line with the UBE compulsory 9 years’ Universal Basic Education. The state of the girl child education indicates that there is high drop out of girls from school and the poorest girl child may not attain education
even in 2095.
 
CSACEFA is using the film “He Named Me Malala” to increase advocacy for free and compulsory 12 years education of the girl child in Nigeria. The national film screening will comprise of high profile and key policy makers in the education sector from the Government, the Parliament, Donors, Development Partners, CSOs and the Youths.
 
We hereby invite you to the National film screening as follows;
 
Date: 5th May, 2016
Time: Film Screening: 9.00am– 10.45am
Panel Discussion: 10.45am– 12.noon
Venue: Barcelona Hotel, 14 Blantyre Street, Wuse II
 
Panelist will be discussing on
 
  • General view on the film
  •  Government policies on the promotion of the girl child education
  • Safety of girls in schools
  • Low female teachers/role models
  • Need to increase UBEC mandate to include senior secondary education
  • Agency/organization efforts in the promotion of the education of the girl-child in Nigeria etc.
 
We look forward to seeing you.
 
Accept assurances of our warmest regards
 
Chioma Osuji
Policy Advisor/ Coordinator
CSACEFA
 
08035514942, 08037904384

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