Did you know GESL's girls participate in both a community project and a national project each year? Projects are created by our girls, for our girls to help them learn how to become change agents in their communities.  See some of their inspiring work below.
2017 - Our FSSG girls' raised funds throughout the year for medical supplies for their school's health center. Through various fundraisers, they were able to secure basic medical supplies for their school community!
2016 - Our Methodist Girls High School girls fundraised year-round for their "Let's have a seat" community project to increase the number of chairs in their school to enable more girls to be able to attend classes instead of being sent home due to lack of chairs. After a year of fundraising, they were able to secure 50 chairs in their school!
2017 - Our Gazania (Stage 3-4 girls) created a national project to educate and raise awareness on FGM (Female Genital Mutilation) and its impact on the lives of girls in Sierra Leone. Through various forms of media, a PSA Campaign, and public engagement, they were able to sensitize their peers and the national community on this issue. 
2015 - Our St. Joseph's Secondary School girls saw their "Clean My School" Project to completion! Over the course of the year, they raised a total of nearly 1.5 million Leones, which allowed them to buy cleaning equipment to enable them to hygienically and extensively clean their school. 70 girls even joined their core team. Other GESL girls from Annie Walsh, Methodist Girls High School and FSSG (to mention but a few) joined them to help make their project's success a reality, emphasizing GESL's overall message of sisterhood.
PSA by our Gazania Girls!

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