Special School for Drop-Out Girls in Marriage

by ChildHelp Sierra Leone Vetted since 2014 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit

Summary

This is a rescue activity for girls dropped out of school for marriage or escaping from forced marriage homes. Early marriage has caused girls much suffering along with their children, unborn children and teenage pregnancy. This project aimed to rescue and support thousands of girls and women from their husband homes with skills for socio-economic empowerment. Ann Frank Fonds and friends has contributed $ 3,870 reaching 179 survivors with screening, counselling and referrals for supports.

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Challenge

Girls who dropped out of school for marriage, living in remote areas are most disadvantaged and marginalized facing different problems due to extreme poverty. They are faced with battering, sexual abuse, dowry-related violence, marital rape, intimidation at work, poor access to learning, economy activity and other traditional harmful practices harmful at home. These increased rate of harmful and violence practices has caused many of them to run for safety from their husband homes.

Solution

A special school has been established to help and support victims/survivors live a better life. Girls and women affected in their husbands' homes will be supported. Parents will be encourage to send their children to school. Girls and women trapped in this practice will be removed from their husband homes, trained in life-skills, income-generating and other new marketing skills for empowerment.

Long-Term Impact

By securing funding, we can ensure sustainability for the poverty-stricken girls who have dropped out of school for marriage. Survivors sponsored and trained effectively will use their new developed key skills for empowerment and independence, to be socioeconomically active and be able to put child marriage on the development agenda in their communities and beyond. Continuous donations would enable us to reach and save more girls dropped out and in with shackle lives.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a XLSX file (projdoc.xlsx).

Resources

http:/​/​www.childhelpsl.org

Organization Information

ChildHelp Sierra Leone

Location: Makeni, W.A. - Sierra Leone
Website: http:/​/​www.childhelpsl.org
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @ChildHelpSierra
Project Leader:
KAPRIE J G THORONKA
CEO/Director
Makeni, W.A. Sierra Leone
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