Former Kelowna woman helps Zambian girls
Zambian families withdraw their daughters from school because of household demands, high tuition fees and cultural norms.
But a new program, started by a former Kelowna woman helps girls negotiate with their elders to stay in school, convincing the elders that an educated woman is a worthwhile investment.
Nava Ashraf graduated from Kelowna Secondary School and is now an associate professor at Harvard University.
She created the program called "Negotiating a Better Future."
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