Meet Sento and Sinna Turay of Lower John Street - Makeni Sierra Leone
BLPSL program Director met Sento, Sinna and many other teenagers at a safe sex workshop organized for commercial sex workers in Makeni. 5 girls were referred to BLPSL for possible assessments and integrated into the Mend the Gap Schooling program for vulnerable Ebola orphans. Our field coordinator found high levels of vulnerability in five of the girls and immediately enrolled them into the program in January 2017.
BLPSL enrolled all five girls at Birch Memorial Secondary School in Makeni. They did not attend school for the entire first term of last Academic year 2017/2018. Their determination plus consistent intervention from BLPSL staff both at home and at school provided them the support to sail through as they all got promoted to JSSIII.