Juliana's Story: First to go to school from a family of cocoa farmers
Juliana, the daughter of two cocoa farmers in Mamakoffikro, Cote d’Ivoire, is the first girl in her family to go to school. Starting in 2015, it is now mandatory in Cote d'Ivoire for all children 6-16 to go to school. This policy provides an opportunity for every child to attend school. In the words of Juliana's teacher, "Parents now understand that both girls and boys need to go to school to succeed in all aspects of life."
Juliana would like to become a teacher. She has 3 younger siblings who are going to follow in her footsteps and get an education too.