Your gift this Christmas
Could help girls to continue their education and live free from violence
JANET DREAMS OF BECOMING PRESIDENT
The coronavirus crisis forced schools to close in Liberia, where 14-year-old Janet lives. Lessons are really important to her, as she dreams of becoming president of her country one day.
The pandemic has restricted Janet’s movements and made it harder for her mother to provide for the family. Janet is worried that increased poverty and isolation could lead to a rise in violence against girls and women, with men exploiting girls like her in exchange for food and basic essentials.
Your support could help our vital work strengthening child protection awareness and reporting, so we can do even more to protect children like Janet from violence and exploitation.
Now more than ever
the hopes and dreams of girls are under threat
HALIMA DREAMS OF RETURNING TO SCHOOL
When Niger recorded its first coronavirus case in March 2020, it went straight into lockdown. Since then, Halima has stayed at home with her parents and siblings. Although there are no reported cases where she lives in the Diffa region, the schools remain closed and Halima spends most of her days helping her mother cook, clean and care for their livestock. She tries to study at home, but it’s hard to concentrate.
Your gift today could help to keep children like Halima safe from coronavirus — raising awareness of basic hygiene that will stop the spread. The faster we can help communities to suppress the virus, the sooner girls like Halima can return to school and continue their education.