In Sierra Leone there is a dangerously worrying fact facing vulnerable young girls looking for a fair start in life: they’re simply not being given the opportunity to stay in school.
UNICEF research shows that even a single year of secondary education has the potential to increase a girl’s future earnings by up to 25%. Investment in girls’ education also has a multiplier effect: educated girls benefit from better family planning and have healthier children who are more likely to remain in education themselves. But Sierra Leonean girls are increasingly likely to drop out of school at this vital stage.
Street-Child are a charity who work to address these issues. Juliet from Street-Child said that they are keen to work with MMU students to support their work. The challenge is to raise funds and awareness of the educational issues faced Sierra Leone. Contact EdLab to get involved!