In northern Ethiopia's Amhara region, school teachers are on the alert to report girls who miss classes. In other efforts to keep girls in school and to discourage marriages between girls 9 to 13 years of age and much older men, village elders joined a committee that approves or denies marriages among the young and the old.
For Mestawot, Henok Fente went to Arerit to interview young girls, elders, government representatives, NGO workers and others to show what is being done to stop early marriage in Amhara and Tigray regions. In these regions, there are many cases of young girls being married off by their parents to men much older than they are. Often, the young bride and the older groom meet for the first time on the day of their wedding.
Mestawot also features an interview with a young football player from Arlington, Virginia, who met Christiano Ronaldo, the most expensive football player in the World.