Sierra Leone’s pregnant teens matched with mentors to save their lives
Around the world, 130 million girls are out of school. And following the Covid pandemic, it’s estimated that a further 11 million girls may not return to the classroom. With barriers like early marriage, pregnancy, violence and harassment and period poverty, millions of girls are fighting to learn.
Let Girls Learn will be will be searching out the best ideas and innovations - exploring what is working and why. That might be sports clubs for girls, boarding houses near schools, coding camps or simply a place for girls to manage their period with dignity.
In this episode of Let Girls Learn, we travel to Sierra Leone where teen pregnancy rates are high and it is a dangerous time for girls. The 2YoungLives mentoring scheme aims to help girls survive childbirth and get back to education.