Angels to Angels Sierra Leone (A2A) is a US based non profit organization developed by a group of visionary women with the aim of improving educational opportunity for girls in Sierra Leone, Africa. A2A seeks to provide girls with the skills and tools for a better and brighter future.
EDUCATION IN SIERRA LEONE
Sierra Leone is a country in West Africa that is one of the poorest countries in the world. Poverty makes education near impossible for the vast majority of children, especially for girls. Approximately close to half of all females (aged 15 – 24) in Sierra Leone are illiterate. ( UNICEF State of the World’s Children 2015 statistical data )
Today’s uneducated girls are tomorrow’s uneducated women. In Sierra Leone, girls face many barriers to education: school costs, gender bias, poverty, and sexual abuse to name a few.
Without at least a basic high school education girls are faced with living in abject poverty and becoming young mothers and child brides, potentially facing a lifetime of suffering and abuse (physical, mental and verbal)*.
WHAT WE DO:
Angels to Angels strives to help break the cycle of poverty through education which provides opportunities for a better future for our girls.
A2A seeks to empower girls by providing them with educational scholarships. By funding their education past the primary level, we provide girls with the opportunity to become self-sufficient, to pursue their dreams, and to set a better example for the next generation of women.
Knowledge is power.
At present, we sponsor 100 girls across Sierra Leone in 46 different schools including the cities of Freetown, Tombo, Bo, and Kenema.
Interested in making an impact?
HOW IT WORKS:
A $200 donation provides tuition, books, and uniforms for one girl to attend school for the entire year.
Our dedicated staff is voluntary. Donations also cover minimal administrative costs.
Having an education creates opportunity and changes lives. Be part of our movement and change a life for the better. Your donation will provide hope and have a positive, direct impact on the life of a young girl living in poverty.
Please donate now!
*Another challenge arose for girls during the Ebola crisis. According to the United Nations Population Fund more than 18,000 girls became pregnant during the outbreak, as schools were suspended for 8 months. To complicate things further in April of 2015, Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Education implemented a ban on allowing pregnant girls to attend school. While the ban has been lifted, Sierra Leone Ministry of Education continues to struggle to provide adequate resources to educate pregnant girls and retain them in school. Read more about the situation here.