Her name is Mamadi. She is 17 years old and comes from a small village in the south of Sierra Leone. Her aunt brought her to Lungi so that she could attend school. When Mamadi's aunt died, she left her with her uncle, where she now lives with her four cousins.
Mamadi attends St. Joseph's Secondary School Masoila Lungi and is currently taking her WASSCE exams (West African Senior School Certificate Examination), a kind of academic degree that later entitles her to attend university. This is also Mamadi's big goal. She wants to study one day. As part of the sponsorship project, Mamadi has been supported by the Desert Flower Foundation for years. In other words, she was not genital circumcised. And her integrity is checked twice a year by a local paediatrician.
With the financial support of the Desert Flower Foundation, Mamadi's school fees are paid, but other basic needs are also covered. Mamadi says the sponsorship is a great blessing for her and her community. She thanks all donors and sponsors who make this education possible for her.