A month ago, we were in Liberia getting to know 79 girls in Kolahun, Lofa County. We conducted a learning case study, with the logistical support of International Rescue Committee Kolahun, to creatively step into the world of adolescent girls and young women in Liberia and discover, through their eyes, why 50% of them will be pregnant before they turn 18. Our tools of choice? Disposable cameras, notebooks, and art supplies!
This evening, we invited everyone to our lounge, “GBF Tales from Liberia,” to preview our footage from the field on Chill.com, a video sharing platform where virtual “audience members” in attendance can interact in real-time during a screening. Our guests got to meet four amazingly bright and vibrant girls who told their stories fearlessly and shared with us their answers to questions like “Who do you trust with your secrets?,” “What is beautiful to you?,” and “What items do you need to be ‘healthy?’”.
It didn’t sit well with any of our guests that one of the girls from our case study will not be attending school this semester. We’re in the works of making this a reality. We’ll update you as plans solidify! In the mean time, we’re in planning gear for our first holiday campaign and working on a proposal that outlines our long term idea to tackle the maternal health and well being of the girls we met in Kolahun.
Now, “Culture of Pregnancy: Liberian Girls” is public for all of GBF supporters to see! View Here!
In the future, we will be screening select footage from special events, trips, and many other things GBF on this platform. We’d love to see more of you at our next screening!