Gambia is the smallest country in Africa and it is facing various problems, including illiteracy, non-education, poverty, discrimination against women, etc. Competent organizations are already working towards eliminating them, but they have not yet been eradicated. It is also important that Gambia was exposed to repetitive islamization, which today makes the dominant religion of the population. It is also noteworthy that until the end of 2016, Gambia was led by president Yahya Jammeh, who was criticized for violating basic rights, including arrests and executions that were not in accordance with the law. On the other hand, this president was the one who made great strides towards gender equality in the field of elementary education.
Primarily I focused on the problem of girls in the context of education. In Gambia, there is a special teacher education that encourages and directs girls in the countryside on their educational paths and presents them a positive example. Despite this education, some students still do not receive education by professionally trained personnel. What is the education of teachers, their attitude towards students, the relationship between girl students and boy students were the supporting points of the research, with which I wanted to contribute additional insights into the field of eliminating gender differences, in the case of local schools in Gambia.
The choice of a master's thesis theme stems from the experience of living and working in Gambia. As a volunteer, I attended two monthly camps and got closer to learning about culture, religion, moral beliefs, education and the life of Gambians in general. I spent most of my time in elementary schools where I had the opportunity to explore the field of sexual discrimination that is still present in African countries, including Gambia.