Educational opportunities remain too limited or not available for girls who dropped out of school for marriage or escaping in rural communities. Early marriage has caused girls much suffering along with their children, been left behind. Teenage pregnancy and child marriage are two social vices noted with serious concern. This project will support 203 girls married to continue formal and non-formal education from their husbands' houses and to take a stand and campaign against child marriage.
Girls who dropped out of school for marriage, living in remote areas are most disadvantaged and marginalized facing different problems due to extreme poverty. A parent sees early marriage as a profitable business but is the worst form of harmful traditional practice for the girl-child, with poor access and opportunity to continue education and to reach their potentials. The prevalence rate of child marriage is high and many are running from their husband homes in rural Sierra Leone,
A special school has been established now, to provide a comprehensive education adapted to each girl in marriage who have not attain any education with skills, so as to access opportunities from their husbands' houses. Community leaders will be engaged to support girl-child education and encourage parents to send their children to school. Girls and women trapped in this practice will be removed from their husband homes and trained in life-skills, income-generating and other new marketing skills.
By securing funding, we can ensure sustainability for the poverty-stricken girls who have dropped out of school for marriage. The 203 married girls and women sponsored and trained will effectively 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.