In Sierra Leone there is a dangerously worrying fact facing vulnerable young girls looking for a fair start in life: they’re simply not being given the opportunity to stay in school.
But Sierra Leonean girls are increasingly likely to drop out of school at this vital stage. As a charity working at the very forefront of educational development in the region, Street Child felt it was imperative to find out why.
So we decided to ask them.
Girls Speak Out on Income Poverty
Income poverty was overwhelmingly identified as the largest barrier to girls’ education - and the second was strongly related: poverty has been massively increased as a result of the recent Ebola virus and the death of parents and caregivers has left thousands of children orphaned.
We want to make sure that girls are not just going to school, but staying there. Our appeal aims to help create a secure family business for 5,000 girls' families that will fund their education long into the future.
From the 18th April – 17th July all donations to our Girls Speak Out Appeal will be doubled by the UK Government giving us the chance to help twice as many girls retain access to a quality education. So if you sign up for a regular gift at any point during the Girls Speak Out Appeal from the 18th April to the 17th July 2016 then the UK government will match three months' worth of your donation!
We want you to help us carry that message far and wide to help create a better future for thousands of vulnerable girls. Tell your family, your friends; tell everyone. Help us create a movement that will ensure that vulnerable girls’ voices are heard. Because, together, we can achieve so much more.
Sign up to a £20 a month direct debit and in return we will send you a personal message of thanks from the mother you helped support.