15-year old Kehinde and Taiwo, are twin girls in Lagos who are struggling to finish their secondary school education. Their mother finished school herself and wanted the same for them, but their dreams were dashed after she fell ill and passed away. So far their father has been unable to keep them in school after he lost his job. Now they grind peppers 12 hours a day and take care of their family.

Their story illustrates the issues with public education not reaching slum communities as they were turned away from the private school within walking distance for lack of fees.

Watch the video below.

This report was supported with funding by the Fuller Project for International Reporting and by The Malala Fund.


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