Sierra Leone

Children Education Foundation (CEF)

Children Education Foundation (CEF) was formed in 2014 when a young girl who was forced into early marriage when an adult male gave her mom a cup of salt. In anger at the injustice, the community protested and made several attempts to keep the girl in school.But without a school in the community, it was difficult to keep the girl in school, so she was married off. The founder of CEF went off and mobilised funds for the construction of a community school and thus formed the foundation afterwards. CEF currently provides safe spaces and life skills education to adolescent girls in Koinadugu and Falaba districts respectively. They do this to minimise teenage pregnancy, early marriage, child labour and also promote education among girls.