• Building Blocks for the Girl Child

Building Blocks for the Girl Child

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The work is an autobiographical reflections of Mrs. Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, who, as a girl child, was almost denied secondary school education due to her father's refusal to sponsor her education beyond primary school. This was due to his belief that marriage was the ultimate end of a girl’s education. The book advocates for equal opportunity for girls, stressing that all religious, traditional, cultural, and belief barriers against the girl-child education should be demolished. Relying on the contents of the Child Rights Act of 2007, the author sends a strong message to parents, who are in the habit of using their children/wards, especially the girl-children, as breadwinners of the home by turning them to street hawkers while their counterparts are in school. She emphasises that such acts are now in contravention of the law. The book also frowns at child marriage with its attendant challenges. In sum, the book can be seen as promoting the girl-child education, with the author, situating her life experiences in the theme.

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