EdLab Spark: Support the Educational Work of Street-Child in Sierra Leone

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.1461757135471

Street-Child are a charity who work to address these issues.See: http://www.street-child.co.uk/

Juliet from Street-Child said that they are keen to work with MMU students to support their work. A project based on this is up to your own creativity. It could, for example, involve linking a school in the UK with one in Sierra Leone and supporting their communication and project-work based on the connection. Contact EdLab to get involved!

More Information:
To get involved please contact juliette.wilson@mmu.ac.uk or edlab@mmu.ac.uk

Partner Name: Street-Child See: http://www.street-child.co.uk/
Keywords: international development, africa, sierra leone, secondary education