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IT’S OFFICIAL!!!

Our First Year of Girls Empowerment Workshops is Underway.

We traveled to Freetown in late November for a whirlwind week. During the course of 8 days, we launched 9 workshops in our 5 partner schools and finalized the hiring of our facilitation team. 171 young girls in Freetown are meeting weekly to grow in self-awareness, build self-esteem, learn basic life and develop the basic skills necessary to grow as leaders in their homes and communities.

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Message by Isha Sesay

Dear Friends ,
Very rarely am I lost for words… call it an occupational hazard…But that was exactly the situation I found myself in when W.E. Can Lead launched its inaugural class of after-school workshops this past November in Freetown. After months and months of planning which had to take into account an 18 month Ebola crisis – W.E. Can Lead is up and running with 171 girls attending 9 workshops in our 5 partner schools.

As I handed out W.E. Can Lead backpacks, t-shirts, pencils and workbooks alongside our staff, I had no words, but a lot of emotion – so much joy and excitement about what we are going to achieve with the girls in our program. Right now, they are so shy and unconvinced of the huge potential each and every one of them is carrying inside – but W.E. Can Lead is going to change that and I look forward to bringing you their stories of development and burgeoning confidence in the months ahead.

The other overwhelming emotion I felt is gratitude, for all the support we have received from the very beginning. Our journey in Sierra Leone is finally underway, we’re going to do amazing things!

Isha
President and Founder – W.E. Can Lead

Upcoming CNN Film

Our founder recently returned from Liberia and Morocco where she interviewed dozens of girls and the U.S. First lady Michelle Obama for an upcoming CNN film on girls’ education. Stay tuned for more details!

Released in October 2016 on CNN

May 2016

A huge month for us

We completed our curriculum pilot season! Big thanks to our partner school- Rising Academies Networks for hosting all the girls.

 

May-June 2016

Visit to Sierra Leone

We have just returned from Freetown where we conducted 3 pilot sessions of our Year 1 Curriculum. Stay tuned for more details!

“We cannot succeed when half of us are held back. We call upon

our sisters around the world to be brave, to embrace the strength within

themselves and realize their full potential”

 

Malala Yousafzai

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