Schools Without Borders' signature program, the GIRLS! Project, empowers girls through early grade reading initiatives.
Sierra Leone remains among the world’s poorest countries, ranking 180th out of 187 countries. The GIRLS! Project prepares girls with the early grade reading skills and psychosocial support necessary to change their life trajectory.
The GIRLS! Project aims to increase early grade reading and close the 30 million word gap for girls in Sierra Leone, West Africa by providing new books to increase early grade reading profiency and knowledge of Dolch Sight Words.
To date 231,497 books have been distributed through the GIRLS! Project. 4812 girls have benefited from mentoring and psychosocial support inclusive of Ebola survivors and Mud slide survivors.