Tuesday 13 October 2020

No innocence, No Girlhood—New pathways to safeguard girl moms in Sierra Leone: By Vickie Remoe, Save The Children Sierra Leone Girls Ambassador

Childhood is a time of innocence, but there are no innocent girls in Sierra Leone: Gal pikin im smol wan no de. 

This idiom captures cultural values and perceptions about girlhood in Sierra Leone. It fuels harmful practices against girls that make them victims of sexual violence, underage pregnancy, and child marriage. 

Monday 12 October 2020

TV Host Vickie Remoe is new Girl Ambassador for Save the Children Sierra Leone

Save the Children Sierra Leone launches National Girls Week 2020 by introducing Girl Ambassador, Vickie Remoe, Girls advocate, entrepreneur, TV host and multimedia storyteller. 

Vickie has made it her life’s work to use her platform to raise awareness on issues affecting girls and women with the goal of igniting social change. 

Tuesday 6 October 2020

2020 Results are in for the Accelerated Education and Kimi projects

We are happy to share with you another GREAT YEAR OF SUCCESS for two of our education projects in Pujehun; the Accelerated Education Project (AEP) and Kimi riverine education project also known as Tobells.

For 2020, the National Primary School Examinations (NPSE) pass rates are 91% for Kimi project and 88% for AEP. This is incredible considering the challenges children in these remote communities faced when COVID-19 interrupted their school year and learning.

Friday 2 October 2020

A moment to Celebrate: Sierra Leone Minister of Education appointed Chair of UNESCO GEM Report Advisory Board

The Minister of Basic and Senior Secondary Education, Dr David Moinina Sengeh has just been appointed Chair of the UNSECO Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report Advisory Board.

This is a huge achievement for Sierra Leone as it marks global recognition of the government’s effort in education and highlights the work Dr Sengeh has done in ensuring inclusive, innovative and accountable education for children in Sierra Leone. 

Monday 28 September 2020

"SEXUAL RIGHTS" A poem by Alex Michael Sesay

At the Murray Town App Club Launch, 18 year old Alex Sesay read a poem he wrote on sexual rights for girls. Alex is one of the twenty champions trained under the Danish TV project to promote adolescent sexual health rights using the Game App.