Commercial Sex Workers
One of the saddest realities for young women living on the streets of Sierra Leone is their reliance upon commercial sex in order to survive. We are committed to offering these girls a better way of life.
Our research shows that there are nearly 2,000 underage girls overtly engaged in commercial sex work in Sierra Leone - some as young as 14 years old - but there are thousands more who are engaged in varying degrees of transactional sex.
Street Child is focused on offering these girls an alternative source of income through vocational training and a safe place to live while they acquire the skills to find sustainable employment.
Through tailored counselling, education on and screening for sexually transmitted infections, and workshops designed to prepare girls for life away from their reliance on the streets; we work towards offering former commercial sex workers all that they require for a more secure way of life.