Our Girls


The realities of life for an adolescent girl in Sierra Leone are bleak:

  • 33% of secondary school age girls are not in school.
  • More than one-quarter (28%) of adolescent girls age 15-19 are already mothers or pregnant with their first child.
  • The median age at first marriage for females is 18.0 years.

Our goal is to change this narrative.

In the News

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In July of 2019, W.E. Can Lead partnered with Isha's personal friend Idris Elba for an Omaze fundraising campaign. Congratulaions to the campaign winner, Philip from Alabama! Philip got to meet Idris at the premier of Hobbs & Shaw in Los Angeles, and he drove away in a luxurious McLaren 720S Coupe. Thank you to everyone who participated and supported W.E. Can Lead.
The New York Times article "The Story of the Boko Haram Schoolgirls, by a Reporter Who Takes It Personally" shares the heart and perspective of W.E. Can Lead's President & Founder Isha Sesay on her book Beneath the Tamarind Tree. Check out the article here and grab yourself a copy of Isha's book here.
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