Achievement

Our Core values

• Commitment to serving girls and young women

• Protection of the rights of girls and young women

• Active agency and participation of girls and young women in all areas

• Honesty and Accountability

• A holistic approach to development of girls and young women

Our Achievements

We have been able to:

 Secure office space and resource centre for girls

 Renew registration with the Ministry of Social Welfare Gender and Children’s Affairs

 Set up and operate seven girls’ clubs in seven slum communities in Freetown

 Reach175 adolescent and young women aged 13–35years

 support 18 young women and girls who dropped out of school due to teenage pregnancy to pursue formal education, technical/ tertiary education and small business opportunities Some of these young women are now serving the organization as volunteers, club leaders and champions of change in their communities,

 Conduct participatory research on girl’s views and attitudes towards female genital mutilation in Freetown.

Programme strategies

 Create young women and girls only space to discuss sexual and reproductive health issues and information and help them to share and learn from each other.

 Implementprogrammes targeting parents of teenagers- strengthening parenting skills and communication skills around SRH.

 Provide comprehensive sexuality education which includes a focus on gender, human rights, prevention of HIV/AIDS/STI and unwanted pregnancy with includes as an integral component confidence building and negotiation skills

 Support girls at risk to find alternative ways of generating income- including provision of skills training and opportunities.

 Provide courses for pregnant teenagers and teenage mothers to learn how to take care of their babies.

 Introduce more youth friendly services at the community level.

 Raise awareness among policy makerson the issues, legislation and policies that make girls more vulnerable, including for example unsafe abortions and policies that prevent pregnant teenagers and young mothers from staying in school.

 Improve signposting to sexual and reproductive health services to ensure young women and girls have better access