I am 10 years old and I am the Minister of Communication

In the Sahelian part of Senegal, where many young girls are at risk of being forced into early marriage, 10-year-old Diary SY is honing her leadership skills by serving as the Communication Minister of her school’s student government.

Photo: WFP / Paulele Fall
A classroom at the Sinthiou Mogo Primary School. Photo: WFP/Paulele Fall
Lunchtime at school. Photo: WFP/Paulele Fall
Lena Savelli, WFP Representative and Country Director in Senegal, serves food at a school near Matam. Photo: WFP/Paulele Fall
Students having their lunch. Photo: WFP/Paulele Fall
Fatou Diop, ‘the President’, posres with her school mates. Photo: WFP/Paulele Fall

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