The Community-led Collective Action for Girls Education (C-CAGE) is a three-year project conceptualized by African Centre for Leadership, Strategy & Development (Centre LSD) to address the root causes of barriers to girl-child education with the goal of increasing the rate of girls’ enrolment and retention in public primary and secondary schools in Numan, Song and Maiha Local Government Areas of Adamawa State, Nigeria. These LGAs were deliberately selected for the project to have presence in the three senatorial districts in Adamawa State.
The project which has the funding support of Malala Fund will challenge systems and structures that have tended to exacerbate the preponderance of out-of-school children especially that of the girl child. The idea of the Community-Led Collective Action for Girls
Education (C-CAGE) project is to Strengthen Systems and Cultural Norms that Encourage Girl-Child Enrolment and Retention of Secondary School Education in Adamawa State

  • To identify potential measures by Government, SBMC/PTA, community gatekeepers and other stakeholders to promote girls’ education and reduce the number of out-ofschool girls in Adamawa State
  • To ascertain the barriers to Girls’ Education enrolment in Adamawa State


  • To assess the state of girls’ education in Nigeria with specific reference to Adamawa State as well as determine the number of out-of-school children/girls in Adamawa State including the three selected LGAs – Maiha, Numan and Song.
  • To carry out a statistical analysis of girls’ education in terms of enrolment figures (in public and private schools) in Adamawa State with a viewto establishing/determining the ratio/rate of boys’ education to girls’ education.