Sexually abused by a commercial motor-bike rider in 2022 and abandoned by her own relatives, the 14 years old girl child (NAME WITHHELD) who is a beneficiary of the Kindermissionwerk /KZE Girl’s Shelter Project of Commit and Act Foundation in Bo City has on the 23rd of August, 2023 given birth to a baby girl at the Bo Government Hospital in Bo District, Southern Sierra Leone.
Through funding support from Kindermissionwerk/KZE in Germany, the Commit and Act Foundation Girl’s Shelter continue to provide a temporary safe home, legal, educational, psychological, prosocial, psychosocial and livelihood support for survivors of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) and their parents.
The new born baby has also been enrolled into another project titled; ONE DAY HOPE BABY SHELTER which is being funded by ONE DAY e.V in Germany. The project seek to provide care and support to babies that are born as a result of sexual penetration, rape and other form of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence so that their mothers can continue with their education.
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