SLIP welcomes the lifting of the ban on pregnant girls attending school- another move for equality in education

Ban on pregnant girls attending school lifted- another move for equality in education in Sierra Leone

In a move that has been mooted for sometime now, yesterday the Government of Sierra Leone lifted the ban on pregnant girls attending school. This is an important move in addressing an inequality in education in SL which has been enforced since 2010. The lifting of the ban is in line with the ECOWAS Court finding that the right of pregnant girls to access school without discrimination was violated in Sierra Leone.

It is of course sad that the lifting of the ban  coincides with the closure of schools nationwide to lower the risk of contracting the corona-covid19 virus. There will be better days ahead for us all, we hope and pray!

https://www.switsalone.com/36121_h-e-president-julius-maada-bio-overturns-ban-that-excluded-pregnant-girls-from-school-effective-immediately/

 

 

Lá sona Phádraig dar léitheoirí go léir!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all our readers and subscribers!

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What a beautiful sight to see the Cotton tree in even brighter green!

Thank you Sierra Leone and the Irish Embassy in Sierra Leone.

This gesture honours Ireland, the Irish people who worked in Sierra Leone, the Sierra Leoneon people who live and work in Ireland. There is a reach back of over 150 years to the connections between Ireland and Sierra Leone. Those connections continue in 2020 and we hope they strengthen and deepen in the years to come.

Green is the colour of life, hope, growth, nature and all things organic. We surely need hope in the present situation in Ireland with the corona virus.

Sláinte!

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Ambassador Lesley Ní Bhrian with the Chief Administrator  of the freetown City council, Festus Kally.

(Photos from IrlEmbFreetown)