impacting the lives of girls one book at a time

impacted communities


GIRLS! Project aims to increase early grade reading and cognitive development skills in girls ages 0-11 in urban and rural villages in Sierra Leone, West Africa. GIRLS! Project  is inclusive of blind or visually impaired; and deaf or hearing impaired girls;


  • Pbendebu Village, Sierra Leone
  • Congo Town, Sierra Leone
  • Sumalia Town, Sierra Leone
  • Bo, Sierra Leone
  • Kissy (Casselle Farm), Sierra Leone


Changing the life trajectory of girls in Sierra Leone through early grade reading,

GIRLS! Project is Schools Without Borders' signature program. Schools Without Borders is a 501(c) 3 non-profit, non-governmental organization with special consultative status with United Nations, Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)

  • Marjaytown, Sierra Leone
  • Godereich, Sierra Leone
  • Pujehun, Sierra Leone
  • Grafton, Sierra Leone

The program utilizes a public health approach to reduce social determinants of health that often accompany trauma exposure. 226, 423 books that meet common core standards have been distributed locally and internationally through current and past research based programs.

  • Murraytown, Sierra Leone
  • Guinea (Ebola Orphans Project)
  • Liberia (Ebola Orphans Project)
  • Greater Philadelphia Area (2008 -2016)

For as little as $10.00 you can change the life trajectory for GIRLS exposed to trauma.

GIRLS! Project