Tanzanian girls cycle to better "performance at school"

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Rebecca Gyumi. © UNICEF/UN032943/Markisz

A scheme to help increase girls' "performance at school" by giving them their own bicycle has just been launched in Tanzania, by the winner of a special UN award.

Rebecca Gyumi is a lawyer and activist in the East African country, who founded the Msichana Initiative, which advocates for girls' rights and access to education.

She took the prize at the recent inaugural UN Children's Fund Global Goals Awards for an individual who achieved "significant social change for girls."

The award followed the initiative's work on a landmark case that ended legal provisions supporting child marriage.

Ms Gyumi told Amina Hassan why she'd decided to start the new project to distribute bicycles to girls.

Duration: 4'04"

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