What we do in Sierra Leone

Plan International Sierra Leone is driving change to advance children’s rights and equality for girls by working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners.

Girl at school

Inclusive, quality education

Our goal is that all vulnerable and excluded
children – particularly girls – access and
complete inclusive quality education from pre-primary to secondary level.

LEAD – Young people driving change

We include young people in internal governance and decision-making processes. Our programmes also build the interest and capacity of girls and young women to engage in social change. We explore new and impactful methods using innovation and technology to tackle gender inequality.

Lucia speaking during the mock debate on the Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Bill
Girl showing Girls Get Equal sign

Sexual and reproductive health and rights

We increase access to quality sexual health services and eliminate harmful practices such as female genital mutilation and early and child marriage.

Protection from violence

Every child has the right to live free from violence at home, in school, in public spaces and in their communities. Plan International aims to prevent and respond to violence against children and youth, especially girls and young women, and promote their right to live free from violence and fear.

Girl holding up a champion of change sign
Hawa Yokie, 22, CEO and Co-founder of the Kamara Yokie Innovation Center

Skills and work

We increase young people’s access to financial services, financial literacy and entrepreneurship and employment skills training.