Jenneh is happy that World Vision came into her life when we did
send a girl to school
Education is vital for a better future. Help provide education for a girl so she can finish school and then earn a living.
Jenneh didn’t suffer the same fate as Esther.
Jenneh’s father had always seen his daughter as a future source of income via her dowry, but managed to listen to World Vision staff when they started talking to the community about the dangers or early marriage.
World Vision staff used education and awareness-raising programs to convince Jenneh's parents and others in the community that their daughters would benefit from delayed marriages.
“When World Vision came back to educating us […] I was somehow convinced, though I was not totally happy. But I knew that once World Vision came on the scene that something better would happen, because if they thought it (marriage) was a good thing they wouldn’t have stopped it.”
Educating to stop child marriages and about the damage they cause is one of the ways World Vision works to stop girls becoming statistics.