Freetown Secondary School For Girls

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Privatization will lessen the burden on government in terms of financing, management and control of public schools.

The Freetown Secondary School for Girls (FSSG) has been granted provisional status which is usually three years, during which the Ministry of Education provides oversight and makes a determination if the status can be made permanent.

Privatization will help our Girls overcome the following challenges;

 In Sierra Leone, only 15 per cent of girls reach secondary school. Teenage pregnancy, child marriage, gender-based violence, and cultural and religious biases underlie gender disparity

 Adolescent pregnancy, one of the highest in the world, remains a major concern. It is a reason behind the high dropout rates of girls in the secondary cycle. It is also a major contributing factor to high infant and maternal mortality.

 Preference to boy’s education remains high and girls are performing domestic chores, taking care of younger siblings and assisting in bringing income to the home.

 Text books are in very short supply and sometimes children have to share one to four or even five.

 Uneducated girls lack the capacity to make choices and decisions for their own well-being and cannot be gainfully employed.

 Nearly half of all Sierra Leonean children between the ages of 5 and 14 are involved in child labor, according to WE Movement, leaving over half of the country’s girls illiterate.

Help us by sponsoring an Employee Giving program/campaign with your employer

 Employee Giving programs allow employees to donate a specific amount per month via payroll deductions to our Association.

 The commitment can be anything from a couple of dollars to several hundred per month. Employees receive individual tax receipts annually.

 Many companies also choose to match employee contributions; matching can be all or a percentage of the donations raised by employees, significantly increasing the impact of your support.

 When you do this, you are able to actually take advantage of a tax deduction without needing a physical receipt from us. With a payroll deduction, the money comes out of the pre-tax income even before you receive your paycheck.

 You can further multiply your gift by encouraging your peers to give to us. We will help make it easier through our email and social media campaigns.

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Contact your corporate donations officer or human resources department to find out if your company matches gifts and to obtain a matching gift application form.

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