Muslim schoolgirls in England urged to aim for university
Summary of story from BBC, 16.2.11.
A campaign has been launched in Northamptonshire, central England, to encourage young muslim girls to consider going to university.
Achieve Your Potential focuses on giving parents and their daughters advice on higher education.
There are also taster sessions being run at the University of Northampton. The scheme is organised by community group EIMAN and Aimhigher Northamptonshire.
Khatija Barday-Wood, founder of Empowers, Inspires and Motivates Muslim women through Advocacy and Nurture (EIMAN), said: “There are still barriers preventing many Muslim girls from considering university.”
“We are hoping the project can break down these barriers and inspire families to encourage their daughters to study further.”