On behalf of the Board of Directors, team members, beneficiaries, and friends of BLP, we wish you and your families a prosperous New Year 2021.
Congratulations Class of 2020. On December 12, 2020, some Bright Light Projects Sierra Leone (BLPSL) beneficiaries graduated from Komra Training Center located at 25 York Road, Waterloo -Western Area Rural District of Sierra Leone. A three year journey of support for our beneficiaries came to an end with a colorful graduation ceremony attended by community stakeholders, local council Chiefs, Youth advocacy groups, some partners, family members and well wishers. This was the first graduation ceremony for BLP beneficiaries since 2017 in Sierra Leone.
All beneficiaries are part of BLP’s Girls Shall Rise (GSR) Campaign with a focus on providing support, skills training, and advocacy for survivors of Gender Based Violence (GBV) specifically violence against women and children, Commercial Sex workers, and women living with HIV AIDS. Girls. GSR is in line with BLP’s vision to promote and support BLP beneficiaries to become self-reliant and contribute positively to the development of their communities. All graduating students are in different disciplines: Tailoring and Fashion Design, Hair dressing or Cosmetology, Catering and Hotel Management.
This was a great milestone for our beneficiaries and their families as they get to now go out to their communities and try to be productive citizens in line with BLP’s vision in making our beneficiaries become self reliant and contribute positively to the development of their communities. BLP’s collaboration with Komra Training Center marks a milestone in BLP’s mission in implementing community-based projects through strategic partnerships.
What a great milestone and congratulations to all graduating students. BLP is a strong advocate for Stronger Women building resilient communities
GSR campaign has a long term goal of transforming GBV Victims, Commercial Sex Workers into Serial Entrepreneurs through skills training in BLP operational communities currently in Bombali and Western Area Rural Districts of Sierra Leone.