Girls Empowerment Sierra Leone (GESL) is a feminist-based organization in Sierra Leone that nurtures and enhances the leadership skills of young girls to become effective advocates and social change agents in their communities.
Build the leadership capacities and skills of young sierra Leonean girls ages 12-17
Engage young girls into the development of their communities
Build intentional relationships between young Sierra Leonean girls and young female mentors
Create a peer network of young Sierra Leonean leaders for the next generation
With a keen interest to support sustainable development at the community and national level, GESL offers year-round comprehensive training programs to participants. In addition to our year long programs, in the event of emergencies and natural disasters, GESL ensures that it can respond effectively to these emerging issues. We recognize the potential of young leaders as such, we are committed to facilitating an efficient process to leverage these opportunities for community and national development. Through our core programs that emphasize personal and leadership growth, community service, health and sexual reproductive rights, innovation and creativity, GESL has successfully impacted the lives of over 400 girls in the past 8 years.