The youth population in Sierra Leone, aged 15-35, comprise of one-third population. 39% of these girls married before their 18th birthday, and 13% before 15th. Thousands are dropouts.Port Loko district has an increase of Child marriage, teenage pregnancy and prostitution. They lack vocational center. Many Girls trapped has no job opportunities, poor health and social benefits. Thanks for support from GlobalGiving and Girls Not Brides supporters, Anne Frank Fonds, Webb family, John Nadolski, etc,
These married girls, rescued and be given good quality, broad -based and market responsive vocational training, with the skills and competencies that immediately respond to labor market demands and that drive growth in post-industrial economies. Little-by-little Donations will support 400 girl-mothers in business skills training, mentoring and seed money, to give them socio-economical POWER to have a Voice for change.
Education saves and improves girls lives, ultimately leading to more equitable development, stronger families, better services, and better child health. Benefits include Enhanced economic, improved life and improved health. Young girls play very important role as the real source of happiness in the family, society and country. The SDGs accepts environmental protection, social and economic development, and believed that, the full participation of both men and women is critical for development.
WHAT'S THE CHILD MARRIAGE RATE? HOW BIG IS IT?
Ending child marriage and teenage pregnancy in SL
Child Marriage Still Prevalent in Sierra Leone
Overcoming child marriage to pursue an education