Sierra Leone school defies state ban on pregnant girls in class

Mariatu Sesay, 15, walks home with her school mates in a countryside village of Sierra Leone July 11, 2019. REUTERS/Cooper Inveen

When Mariatu Sesay realised she was pregnant at 14, one thing scared her more than the social isolation she felt in the classroom: Sierra Leonean law banned her from attending school at all because she was expecting. A keen student, Sesay continued to show up anyway and begged her teachers to let her stay, even […]

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