Throughout our appeal, we'll be taking time to hear directly from some of the girls we spoke to during our national consultation in Sierra Leone. This fortnight, we're focusing on... SOCIAL SUPPORTHear from Mariam, Hannah, Beatrice and Kadiatu on how a lack of support in pressure moments and times of crisis can drive a girl from school or even from her home .

MARIAM, Waterloo

After this Ebola crisis, people didn’t want their children to go to school because they felt there was no guarantee that if their children went to school they would come back safe. Parents were afraid. But we talked with them and discussed the reality with them, encouraging them to allow your children to go to school.

At that time, I was working with a girl who lost both parents. She was so discouraged and never wanted to attend school again.

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Through our appeal, just £25 can help a social worker educate a community on the value of girls' education