Equal Opportunities for Girls

December 2016 – Ongoing
In partnership with Street Child, WYCF is delivering a project emphasising the importance of girls’ education called ‘Girls Speak Out’.
After a nationwide consultation with 2,000 girls, we now have vital information on the main barriers felt and the solutions proposed by the girls themselves.

The challenges expressed by the girls:
– Poverty;
– Loss of key care-givers;
– Teenage pregnancy;
– Early marriage;
– Insufficiently supportive adults and communities.

The solutions suggested by the girls:
– Financial support for education;
– Business support to parents;
– Improved school facilities and teachers;
– Advocacy;
– Counselling support for girls.

WYCF supports the delivery of this Street Child project in Freetown. As an ongoing project, we will continue to assist the upcoming phases.

Support WYCF’s efforts to provide equal opportunities for girls and women, please help us fundraise or make a donation. You can also get in touch at any time – we will be happy to answer any questions you may have and provide more information!