Girls Clubs to plan project
Girl Child Network Sierra Leone has been very active in the last quarter and their work gives us encouragement to intensify this fundraiser. We raised some US$150 which we used to set up an exhibition to showcase the work of the girls in London.
In total 32 girls are involved in the cloth weaving project and they make cloths to market and get school fees for their education. They also do the project to stay out of prostitution and forced marriages.In the past quarter they made 28 such woven cloths and they were well received in UK on 13 March when a fundraiser was launched for the girls group where some of the cloths were put on display.
'The project has managed to keep girls out of brothels. Usually when foreigners come during summe holidays girls as young as 10 are seen in brothels and sexual exploitation of girls is a big pain to us all,'said Anita Koroma the Country Coordinator and Founder of Girl Child Network Sierra Leone.
It is clear that if girls keep this income generating project going, there are big chances that some of their cloths will find their way into UK clothing market because on 13 March the exhibition of their poducts attracted close to a hundred people for the first time.
Girl Child Network Sierra Leone is a project where the founder has invested her volunteer time and all she asks for at this stage are donors and partners who would like to support the project to grow so that it benefits mre girls. Girls clubs now have a membership of over 2000 girls and at least daily they have 3 cases of girls needing urgent services like counseling and medical care as well as support with education.
Our team at GCNW appeals for mre support for Girl Child Network Sierra Leone because of good leadership and excellent results out of the economic projects. Poverty remains the root cause of problems face and tackling poverty through money that comes from the girls hands and creativity is one way to bringing lasting solution.
We appeal for our donors to find us more donors and please share with us some ideas that would help the project reach its target. We are so far encouraged with this great effort and we are very positive that more support will come. Thank you all for donating to this project. There is a petition that has been revived to urgent government of Sierra Leone to protect girls. Please help spread the word out there.
Anita Koroma Founder of Weaving Project
UK in support of GCN Sierra Leone