The story of 13 year-old Maounde, who was determined to be educated, and her father, who comes to understand the importance of girls' eduction. One of three films from the field, a collaborative exchange between Tostan and Venice Arts in the Kolda Region, Senegal.

These films will be used by Tostan's staff in three different ways: at the local level to sensitize and educate people living in other villages in Senegal, Gambia, and Guinea Bissau and working with Tostan for the first time; to demonstrate to other NGOs working in Africa Tostan's unique approach; and, to raise awareness and understanding in the international community about positive change in West Africa facilitated by Tostan's work.

We hope that these films will also show the extraordinary efforts of men and women, elders and youth to break from long-held traditions, perhaps making a small contribution to inspiring the efforts of others working toward peace and security, whatever their methods and wherever they may live. See more at: venicearts.org/index.php?view=sets&id=30132&key=30135#sthash.ZElSi0Zq.dpuf

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