There was plenty of opportunity on the continent, and particularly in South Africa, according to foreign journalists covering the African Union 25th summit. But countries could not ignore the challenges facing them.
In Africa, there is a deeply entrenched belief that education is wasted on girls, that their lot in life is to raise a family. But the truth is that gender equality in education boosts economic growth. Girls Charge focuses on improving access to quality education in some of Africa's most marginalised communities.