Monday 31 August 2020

"Education is more than silver and gold"


Baindu doing family laundry in Pujehun District August 2020. Photo credit: Rose Massaquoi MoPADA

As a 17-year-old mother, Baindu* thought her life was over when the father of her child denied the pregnancy. Since enrolling in the Right to Be a Girl project, she has managed to start working toward her dreams again.

Monday 24 August 2020

The right to a brighter future through Education for child brides


At the age of 15, Musu Sowa* was forced by her parents to marry a 69-year-old man in return for financial support since they did not believe in educating a girl anyway. Today she thanks Right to Be a Girl for changing her life.

“As a little girl I always dreamed of having an education and becoming somebody in life so that I can support my family and be a role model in my community.”

Tuesday 28 July 2020

School closures put girls at risk of early marriage

by Yolande Wright, Global Director for Poverty Reduction, Climate Resilience, Gender Equality and Inclusion at Save the Children International and Vishna Shah, Regional Head of Advocacy, Campaigns, Media and Communications in West and Central Africa.

Tuesday 21 July 2020

“Whatever a man can do, a woman can do it too”


Winifred posing with her certificate from the drivin school, Waterloo, Wester Area Rural.Photo credit, Martha Bangura for Save the Children

Wednesday 15 July 2020

Save Our Education meeting calls on governments, partners and donors to wake up and do something to ensure education for all children


Freetown, Sierra Leone.

On Tuesday 14 July 2020, Save the Children held a virtual side event to the High-level Political Forum, Save our Education.