Background: In a recent trip to Liberia, Girl Up Staff and U.S. Midwest Girl Up Regional Leader Kate McCollum had the opportunity to visit UNICEF programs Girl Up helps fund for adolescent girls. Girls in Liberia experience many forms of violence but through UNICEF programs aimed at girls, they’re able to stay in school and go back to school. This is the first time Girl Up has visited UNICEF’s programs for girls in Liberia since supporting the program in 2010. Girls are from the towns of Gbarngay, Newkru, Totoquelleh and West Point.
Each girl has a different story, but one thing remains consistent: education changes everything.