Sierra Leone is one of the countries with the highest illiteracy rates in the world.
The New Education Policy for Sierra Leone maintains that 69.3 percent of the male population is illiterate, while 80.0 percent of the female population is illiterate. 53 percent of the population living below the income poverty line (US$1.25 per day).
Lack of books at home and lack of stimulation as to the importance of reading; Doing badly at or dropping out of school—many have not completed high school; Difficult living conditions, including poverty; Learning disabilities, such as dyslexia.
According to Business Insider, only 15% of girls reach secondary school in Sierra Leone, and only six out of 10 girls aged 15 to 24 are literate, compared to three out of four boys in that age range.
CARDO is working hard to complement government effort on the free quality education, we distributed school supplies to vulnerable children in the Kroo Bay community in Freetown.
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