In partnership with Street Child, WYCF is delivering a project emphasising the importance of girls’ education called ‘Teenage Pregnancy Reduction Pilot Programme.
Sierra Leone has among the highest teenage pregnancy rates in the world. According to 2016 UNFPA figures, 28% of girls ages 15-19 were pregnant or already had children. UNFPA reporting from 2013 suggests that almost 40% of women between the ages of 20 and 24 had given birth before age 18, and though exact pre-crisis numbers have been difficult to establish, evidence suggests that the teen pregnancy rate rose during the Ebola crisis.
WYCF supports the delivery of this Street Child project in Freetown. As an ongoing project, we will continue to assist the upcoming phases.
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