Save The Young Girls Foundation

Owner: Susan M Sesay

Group members: 3

Description:

Our Mission:

Our mission is to empower young girls to grow up to be self-sustainable, confident women. These girls often have a rough start in life. We exist to be a safe-haven for them to come to in time of need, to be able to get food and shelter if needed, and to help be available for after-school programs. We teach our girls self-respect and confidence and cannot wait to see them grow up to be successful, powerful women! 

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About Our Volunteer:

Susan M. Sesay is a 23 year old young lady with a passion to impact the lives of young girls in Sierra Leone. Her drive and passion are not going unnoticed. She spends her days taking care of the girls, teaching them and loving on them. Keep your eye on Susan M. Sesay's Facebook Page or the Save the Young Girls Foundation Facebook Page for up to date photos and videos with her appearance! 

  

Sierra Leone:

Sierra Leone is located in West-Central Africa, on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. It has a warm, tropical climate and is located just north of the equator.  It is a constitutional republic with a directly elected president and a directly elected 132 members of a unicameral legislature known as Parliament. Sierra Leone is made up of five administrative regions.These regions are subdivided into sixteen districts. Each district has its own directly elected local government, though with very limited powers, as most of the powers are held by the central government in Freetown. Freetown (population 1,050,301), located in the Western Area, is Sierra Leone's capital and largest city. 

From 1991 to 2002, the Sierra Leone Civil War was fought and devastated the country. The proxy war left more than 50,000 people dead, much of the country's infrastructure destroyed and over two million Sierra Leoneans displaced as refugees in neighbouring countries. In January 2002, President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah fulfilled his campaign promise by ending the civil war, with the help of the British government, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the United Nations. More recently, the 2014 Ebola outbreak overburdened the weak healthcare infrastructure, leading to more deaths from medical neglect than Ebola itself. It created a humanitarian crisis situation and heavily impacted economic growth.

Although the English language is the official language spoken at schools and government administration, the Krio language, an English-based creole, is the most widely spoken language across Sierra Leone and is spoken by 97% of the country's population. The Krio language unites all the different ethnic groups in the country, especially in their trade and social interaction with each other.

       

 

Projects: 

There are many needs we are trying to combat; lack of food, clothing and schooling for the girls are among them. We have 41 girls total and 20 are at the school age. School begins in September. Education for primary is free. However, the cost of mandatory uniforms is $5 each, which includes the tailoring fee, so the total needed for the uniforms for our girls is $100. Scholastic materials are also required. The total cost of all of the materials for the 20 girls is $600. This includes: 

  • Books
  • Pens
  • Rulers 
  • Pencils 
  • Crayons
  • Sharpeners 
  • Mathematical Set 
  • Backpack
  • Shoes 
  • Mini Solar Light to study at night
  • Color 
  • Eraser 

 

Please Join Us in Sending Our 20 Girls to School!!!

Make a Donation Here

Right now we are also working on building a trade school for the girls to learn sewing and tailoring. We believe that if a girl learns a trade, she will be able to take care of herself and make a living when she is older. We want to empower our girls to become the best they can be, and more! We are teaching them how to fish, not only feeding them for a day.

 

The Learning Center will teach the young girls much needed skills, such as computer skills and sewing skills to make their own clothes and possibly sell them, that they may become self sufficient. So as it stands, we are reaching out to people like you to help and make a difference. 

HELP!!! We are currently in need of several items to be able to finish the Learning Center! View the list of items we need and prices of those items HERE: 

Fundraising and Project Page: Office & Mini-Tailoring Center

If you would like to donate to this cause and help young girls become successful adults, please click on the link below to make a donation. All gifts are tax-deductible. Please help make a donation for these items so we can continue building a safe structure for the children before the rains come! We cannot do this alone... it truly does take a village! Thank you for your support and God Bless You very much!!! 

Make a Donation

Click HERE to view Photos of Building Progress!

 

Sponsorship Program:

Sponsorship of one girl is $30 monthly. We have many girls that need monthly sponsorship. If you feel the need to help in some way, even if you are across the world, you can help by sponsoring a child. Please take a minute to scroll through the pictures of our girls and select one that you feel led to help. 

heart SPONSORSHIP PHOTOS  

To submit your sponsorship payment:

  1. First, Email Susan Sesay using the email link below and advise her which child you have selected to sponsor.
  2. Second, use the following information to send the donation using Western Union or MoneyGram: Susan Marie Sesay, 8 Alfonson Lane, Freetown, Sierra Leone, West Africa. (This can be done in most stores or via the internet or a cell phone app.)
  3. Lastly, Reply with a follow up Email to her advising her of the confirmation number. She can then pick up the funds and purchase the items needed to fulfill the needs of your selected child. 

Thank you so much for choosing to sponsor a child! Always remember, you are the light of the world. 

"You are the light of the world - like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly father." - Matthew 5:14-16  

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