Donation Options

Sierra Leonean Youth as Family Planning Educators

 
$120
$14,880
Raised
Remaining

Summary

Marie Stopes Sierra Leone (MSSL) will train and support 60 youth peer educators to inform their peers about reproductive health and where to access services. MSSL seeks to support young people to speak with other youth about family planning and sexually transmitted infections to break down myths, provide accurate information in a confidential way, and show youth where they can access youth-friendly, non-judgmental services should they want them.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Teenage pregnancy is a significant issue in Sierra Leone, with 1 in every 2.5 teenage girls having a child before they reach the age of 20. There are many factors that contribute to such a high fertility rate among teenagers, including the challenges teens face in trying to access family planning education and contraceptives, health services that are not particularly easy for youth to navigate, and societal structures that can impede youth from seeking needed health services.

How will this project solve this problem?

Marie Stopes Sierra Leone wants to change this phenomenon by training young people from Freetown to become peer educators and supporting them as they share their newly gained knowledge with other youth. To further facilitate access to services, sliding scale payments will be put in place for young people who cannot afford to pay; and, if needed, they will be able to receive free services at a Marie Stopes Sierra Leone clinic or at a participating private provider through our BlueStar network.

Potential Long Term Impact

Better educated Freetown youth, who can make informed decisions about their sexual and reproductive health and access youth-friendly contraceptive service delivery points should they choose to access them. Our aim is to: Train and support 60 youth peer educators Identify and cultivate 6 lead youth peer educators Refer 4,000 young people for desired services Provide 3,000 young people with free or subsided services

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $120
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $14,880
Total Funding Goal: $15,000

Resources

Donate by US Mobile Phone

Text GIVE 16844 to 80088 to donate $10 to Sierra Leonean Youth as Family Planning Educators. Message and data rates may apply. Only works for US mobile phones.
TXT MSG from our lawyers: Note that your $10 donation will be made to the GlobalGiving Foundation-Sierra Leonean Youth as Family Planning Educators project. Charges will appear on your wireless bill, or be deducted from your prepaid balance. All purchases must be authorized by the account holder. You must reply YES to the confirmation message. You must be 18 years of age or have parental permission to participate. Text STOP to 80088 to stop all communication. Text HELP to 80088 for help. Message and data rates may apply. Full Terms: www.mGive.org/T. Privacy Policy: goto.gg/privacy.
An anonymous donor will match all new monthly recurring donations, but only if 75% of donors upgrade to a recurring donation today.
Terms and conditions apply.
Make a monthly recurring donation on your credit card. You can cancel at any time.
Make a donation in honor or memory of:
What kind of card would you like to send?
How much would you like to donate?
  • $15
  • $30
  • $50
  • $80
  • $200
  • $500
  • $15
    each month
  • $30
    each month
  • $50
    each month
  • $80
    each month
  • $200
    each month
  • $500
    each month
  • $
gift Make this donation a gift, in honor of, or in memory of someone?

Organization

MSI-US

Washington, DC, United States
http://www.mariestopes.org

Project Leader

Abigail Radis

Grants Officer
Washington, DC United States

Where is this project located?

Close
Great; we do too!
Enter your email address to receive updates from this project and from GlobalGiving
We respect your privacy.