We have all been waiting for this wonderful news! The annual health check of our sponsored girls in Sierra Leone (West Africa) has brought a wonderful result: Of a total of 980 girls examined, all were physically unharmed! Waris Dirie: "A great success for all of us. And the best proof that our work is indeed sustainable."
All parents and guardians of our "Desert Flowers" must contractually commit themselves neither to genital circumcision nor to forcing their girls into child marriage. In return, the families receive financial and medical support.
In order to ensure that the physical integrity of the sponsored girls is actually controlled, they are examined once a year by a doctor selected by us on site. Recently, Dr. Frances M. T. Sesay completed her health check in Sierra Leone. With this fantastic result! During this check, sponsored girls from all eight communities (Freetown, Allen Town, Newton, Dwarzak, Lungi, Bo Commit, Bo Community, Magburaka), which are supported by the Desert Flower Foundation within the sponsorship project "Save A Little Desert Flower", were checked.
"It is evident that the work of the Desert Flower Foundation has contributed to a decrease in female circumcision in Sierra Leone," stated Dr. Frances M. T. Sesay after completing her health check.
A success that would not have been possible without your support, dear donors! Please continue to help us so generously so that we can save many more "Desert Flowers" from the terrible practice of female genital mutilation.