International Day of the Girl Child

A section of children living at St. Mary's Fatima Interim Care Centre, a children's home started by Fr. Peter Konteh to provide care to vulnerable children in Sierra Leone. Credit: Fr. Peter Konteh/Facebook

Caritas Freetown Celebrates Girls Overcoming Adversity to Pursue Education in Sierra Leone

Oct 11, 2023

In their pursuit for formal education, many Sierra Leonean girls still grapple with a myriad of challenges including poverty, domestic violence and retrogressive practices such as female genital mutilation (FGM) and early marriages.

Fr. Peter Konteh. Credit: Caritas Freetown

Caritas Sierra Leone Providing Girls with Life Skills to Address Early Marriages

Oct 14, 2021

Caritas Sierra Leone’s School Related Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SR-SGBV) and Life Skills Program, which started to address the high number of teenage pregnancies and school dropout rates among girls, is keeping more girls in school, a Catholic Priest in the country has said.

In Nigeria, a program helped girls develop tailoring and business skills to help achieve self-sufficiency. Credit: Salesian Missions

On International Girl Child Day, Salesians Highlight Programs Empowering Girls in Africa

Oct 12, 2021

On the occasion of the International Day of the Girl Child marked Monday, October 11, members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) have highlighted programs empowering young girls around the globe, including Africa.