Lesson going on in a school run by Red Cross, in a city of Kambia. During the Ebola outbreak schools were closed down for eight months, and the return to normal hasn't been so straightforward. Many families lost their income because of ebola and can't anymore pay the school fees of their children. Ebola also left approximately 3000 kids orphans in Sierra Leone. Closing the schools, for its part, caused a peak in teenage pregnancies, as inaction drove teens to spend more time together. Becoming pregnant means usually the end to girl's studies.
Sierra Leone // 2016 // IFRC, FRC