Produced in 1995, Learning for Life looks at successful examples of extending education to women and girls - and the impact this is having on their lives - with a special focus on Senegal and Bangladesh.
In Senegal, where three women out of four over the age of 15 are illiterate, the film reports on the work of one NGO called TOSTAN, which has succeeded in making learning both fun and relevant for village women, improving their skills and increasing their confidence.
In Bangladesh, producer Rossana Horsley worked with a local film company, Audio-Visual Communications, to highlight the work of BRAC in educating children - especially girls - who have never attended state schooling. With 29,000 schools, all of them local and often open for only a few hours a day, this project provides a lifeline to many parents who would otherwise keep their daughters at home.
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