Kadiatu Kanu is a 16 years old child who was abused at the age 13 while in junior secondary school [JSSI] by a 45 years old man. Kadiatu was then staying with her aunty while her father stays in the village as a widower, as a result of the abuse Kadiatu couldn’t cope to continue schooling as she faces a lot of stigmatization/ psychological abuse by community relatives and peer group in school where she decided to return to the village join her father. Upon BLP’s community vulnerable assessments, we discovered her case, She had long dropped out of school
Kadiatu Kanu is now a successful beneficiary under Bright Light Projects Girls Shall Rise (GSR) Program. BLP brought her back from the village together with Aunty to come and continue schooling.
She is now schooling at the Sylvanus Municipal Junior Secondary School and she is currently in JSS2 and now staying with her Aunty at 20 Majudi Street Makeni.
Fatmata M Koroma
Fatmata M Koroma is staying at Masuba community, she came into BLP during our vulnerability assessment together with the Ministry Of Social Welfare Gender And Children Affairs. Her case was recorded by the ministry as a result of her abuse, she was then recommended by the ministry as one of the most vulnerable victims.
Fatmata Koroma was 16 when she was abuseD with pregnancy, since then she hasn’t be doing anything suitable to her, as a result of sitting at home she got pregnancy at 20.
According to her, it was not her wish to have two children at this of her age and she finally decided to restart schooling with the intervention of BLP. She is currently attending the National Pentecostal Junior Secondary School Makeni and she is in JSS2 with extreme performance as we do our bi-weekly monitoring.
HAWA KEMOH MARAH
Hawa Marah is a 22 years old girl who came from Kabala town in the Koinadugu district with parent who are both aged staying at one of the villages in Kabala town.
Hawa Mara has sat for the West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination [WASSCE] or upper secondary. She then left her parent from Kabala to find better opportunities that will enable her continue her schooling.
Unfortunately she could not find a means of lively hood and then opted to join her peers on the street as a sex worker.
Through the chair of the commercial sex worker in Bombali, we discovered her situation and then registered her as BLP beneficiary.
Hawa is currently pursuing a vocational skill training at the Sierra Leone Opportunists Industrialization Center [SLOIC] an institution which we haVE sign an MoU with, and presently she is one of our beneficiaries who are in the home management department and is very determine to succeed.