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Street Child is a UK charity, established in 2008, that aims to create educational opportunity for some of the most vulnerable children in West Africa.

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AFTER EBOLA: STREET CHILD ANNOUNCES 2000+ GIRL CONSULTATION ON ADOLESCENT FEMALE EDUCATION IN SIERRA LEONE

Martin Forsyth

At an event to mark the UN Day of the Girl Child, Street Child of Sierra Leone’s Kelfa Kargbo Country Director, Kelfa Kargbo, announced a major Street Child consultation exercise on issues affecting the education of adolescent girls in Sierra Leone – pledging to meet with over 2000 girls in a nationwide process. 

In a moving address, which can be read in full here, Kelfa clearly articulated the issue,

How can it be right that when you look at the early classes of any primary school, you see roughly equal numbers of boys and girls, but by the time you look at a Senior Secondary School . . . you can frequently see boys outnumbering girls by 2:1 or more?

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