Assisting young women (Teenage mothers 13-26 years) in Liberia
The Girls for Change Organization is a non- profit and self-supported Civil Society organization established in 2013 as a community based organization gearing towards the social, physical, mental, and psychological development of young women in Liberia. Currently we are located in 3 counties, Montserrado, Margibi and Bong. Based on assessment and demand from our pilot communities in May 2015, as a self-supported project, we registered as a non-governmental not for profit organization. Our programs target teenage mothers, youth with disabilities, less fortunate and under privilege children from low income households that require assistance in the most basic of livelihood needs.
The program focuses the following key areas –Combat teenage pregnancy, by facilitating community dialogues and training on sexual and reproductive health, hardships of pregnancy and family planning, targeting adolescent boys and girls. Recruit and build the capacity of group of students, each year, to become permanent members (ambassadors) of GFC.
The program also addressed the early childhood development needs of children of young mothers through an ECD center enrolling children (1 -6 years) as a strategy to enable girls return to school while their children are in a protected and caring environment that promotes their development needs.