In real sense African girl child development is still a day dream and full of squabbles. The efforts and campaign to raise the girl child in Africa is full of policies and propaganda with no implementation. Girl child development in Africa is unevenly distributed, only in big cities and towns not in rural areas. Hence creates classes and inferiority complex among the girls in many African societies.
Taking Tanzania as an example. The government tries to empower a girl child by providing equal chances in education from primary education to higher education. Also by reducing girl child violence and to make them accepted. But all these are done in cities and towns like Dar es Salaam, Mwanza, Arusha and others. But in rural areas a girl child has no value this is due to some social cultural practices which expose a girl into forced marriage, female circumcisions, no freedom of press, no right of inheritance and possession.
On the other side of a coin the United Nations through the Millennium Development Goals. Has pushed much for the development and value of the African girl child. United Nations has assisted the countries to promote Achieving Universal Primary Education to all children through its goal number TWO which focusing on ensuring that all boys and girls complete a full course of primary schooling. Also African countries have promoted Gender Equality and Empower women through the UN goal number THREE with special priority on eliminating gender disparity in primary and secondary education. These two UN goals at least seem to have positive impact to the African girl child development currently and form a good future.
To sum up “every one is important we as youth must support each from zero to hero, from no body to some body, from nothing to something!». We must convince both Government and Non Governmental Organizations in supporting of a girl child development. Let our societies learn the importance of a girl child through our selves (young people). To achieve this we must create a strong cooperation among our selves world wide”.