The Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Madina Lewis Children’s Foundation (MLCF), Juliett E.B Bright, has stressed that it is paramount to educate a girl child as it leads to every perspective of education that strives at improving the skill and experience of girls.
She said this during a donation ceremony at Murray Town community in Freetown, where they donated learning materials to primary and secondary pupils.
“Educating girl child leads to every perspective of education that strives at improving the skill and experience of girls, which comprises the general education at schools, colleges, professional education, vocational education, and technical education,” she said.
Madam Bright said supporting and promoting girl child education and health sensitization are their main teams because girls who receive education are less likely to marry young and more likely to lead healthy and productive lives.
She continued that if a girl is educated, she can earn a higher income and participate in the decisions most affect them. They could also build a better future for themselves and their families.
“It is of essence that we know the importance of girl child education in our society. Education is a vital part of a living being, whether a boy or a girl. Education assists an individual in being smarter, learning new things, and knowing about the facts across the globe. It is perceived to be the important key to terminating poverty, crime, health issues, and child marriage towards females,” she said.
MLCF Chief Executive Officer said an educated girl could educate her entire family to improve Sierra Leonean society or the world. Girls should be well educated for a better future.
“We do not have much, or neither do we have sponsors, but because we are committed and passionate about girl child education and health sensitization, we have been able to fulfil this commitment every year. It has not been easy for us considering the current state of prices of commodities globally. That is why we are calling on NGOs and other partners to partner with us so we can make the world a better place for everyone,” she said.