Did you know that 22% of mothers who delivered babies in Sierra Leone in 2021 were teenagers?
To help eradicate this, the foundation together with its partner, The Aberdeen Women's Center regularly hold the Dream Team Girls project. This project aims to support and rehabilitate teenage mothers registered at the maternity clinic who are abandoned, often destitute, and are in need of practical and emotional support before, during, and after they have had their baby. The project now supports approximately 300 girls a year with four months of wraparound help before, during and after childbirth.
Two months ago, the teenage mothers in the Dream Girls program graduated after 6 months of education and skill training, which will allow them to move towards internships that will help them take responsibility to forge a new life for themselves and their babies. This will empower them for a life that is full of possibilities.
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