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.

Monday 28 September 2020

279 children all set to start secondary school

Girls in Massam comparing school materials they have just received to support their transition to secondary school, September 2020. Photo credit: Abdul Sillah, Save the Children 

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.”