THE WORLD BANK HAS APPROVED A $500 MILLION CREDIT FOR THE ADOLESCENT GIRLS INITIATIVE FOR LEARNING AND EMPOWERMENT (AGILE) TOWARDS IMPROVING SECONDARY EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES AMONG GIRLS IN SEVEN STATES IN THE COUNTRY.

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THE WORLD BANK HAS APPROVED A $500 MILLION CREDIT FOR THE ADOLESCENT GIRLS INITIATIVE FOR LEARNING AND EMPOWERMENT (AGILE) TOWARDS IMPROVING SECONDARY EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES AMONG GIRLS IN SEVEN STATES IN THE COUNTRY.

A STATEMENT FROM THE BANK IN ABUJA ON WEDNESDAY NOTED THAT THE CREDIT WAS APPROVED FROM ITS INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION (IDA) WHICH PROVIDES GRANTS TO DEVELOPING COUNTRIES.

THE GRANTS ARE WITH LOW TO ZERO-INTEREST LOANS FOR PROJECTS AND PROGRAMMES THAT CONTRIBUTE TO ECONOMIC GROWTH AND IMPROVE THE LIVELIHOOD OF THE POPULACE IN SUCH NATIONS.

THE WORLD BANK SAID THAT THE PROJECT WOULD SUPPORT ACCESS TO SECONDARY EDUCATION AND EMPOWERMENT FOR ADOLESCENT GIRLS IN SEVEN STATES NAMELY KANO, KEBBI, KADUNA, KATSINA, BORNO, PLATEAU AND EKITI.

THE AGILE PROJECT IS EXPECTED TO USE SECONDARY AS A PLATFORM TO EMPOWER GIRLS THROUGH EDUCATION, LIFE SKILLS, HEALTH EDUCATION, GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE AWARENESS AND PREVENTION, NEGOTIATIONS SKILLS, SELF-AGENCY AND DIGITAL LITERACY SKILLS. ACCORDING TO THE STATEMENT, A MINIMUM OF 6 MILLION GIRLS AND BOYS ARE EXPECTED TO BENEFIT FROM THE PROJECT, AND MANY MORE STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO CONTINUE BENEFITING AFTER THE PROJECT ENDS

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