Tesco campaigns for female education in Senegal

Tesco supermarket has launched a campaign to improve education for females across the African country of Senegal.
Currently, the state of schooling in the country is poor and to help fix this problem, Tesco will raise funds for eight million lessons that will teach both girls and women basic skills, including reading and writing.
The supermarket is collaborating with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to make this happen, although some of the specifics of how the collaboration will work have not yet been revealed.
Around 500 million women in the world cannot read or write and this is hugely problematic as a child born to a mother who is literate is 50 per cent more likely to survive than their illiterate counterpart.
Rebecca Shelley, group corporate affairs director at Tesco, said: “As one of the world’s leading retailers, we want to use our scale for good.
“We hope our work with UNESCO and Always will make a real difference to the lives of thousands of young women in Senegal.”