A night of excitement
Prior the morning of their visitation to the museum, the girls were very excited about their visit as they go about preparing themselves the night before. Some of the girls that have been to the museum before, shared their experiences with the others which made them very much eager and look forward to the visit the next morning.
Heading to the museum
On the morning of the visit the girls quickly get themselves ready, ate their breakfast and waited eagerly for the social workers to escort them to the museum. Upon their arrival, they are welcomed by a worker in the museum who show them around the museum explaining the history of the great Sierra Leoneans who at one point in time stood up for the people of Sierra Leone.
The girls happily listened to the worker as they go about the museum. Some of them wanted to touch the statues but they were not allowed to do that.
Some reactions of our girls
Upon their arrival at the shelter they were so happy chatting about what they saw at the museum. One of them said that she wished they could visit their again sometime in the future. She explained her own view of the visitation where she said
“I saw the statue of Bai Bureh, he was the man that said refused to pay taxation to the white people.”
In a nutshell, the girls are happy and gain knowledge about their rights and also a little bit of Sierra Leone’s history. We at Girls Shelter Program, are very proud of our girls.