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Women in school

Girls not only have far fewer chances to go to school than boys, they also have to do far more work outside school – which deeply affects their learning.

Carrying out some local research we have made the following table to show what jobs girls are doing before, during, and after school:

Before going to school Always Sometimes Rarely
Sweeping, cleaning the house
Washing utensils and clothes
Lighting the fire, cooking
Fetching water
x
x
x
x
In school
Cleaning classrooms
Spreading mats and cleaning
Taking out tables/chairs
Ringing the bell
Getting water/ making tea
x
xx
x
x
After school
Going straight home
Wandering leisurely while returning home
Collecting fodder/ fuel wood
Working in fields
Collecting cow dung
Fetching water
Feeding the cattle
Grazing cattle and goats
Doing odd jobs in the fields
Running errands
Studying
Cooking
Sibling care
Washing utensils
Leisure time
xx

x
x
x

x
x
x

Seasonalx
x

x

xx
x
 

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