BRAC Sierra Leone has been awarded the Most Outstanding INGO for Women’s Empowerment for two consecutive years. The honour is given in recognition of BRAC’s demonstrated commitment through best practices, dynamic programmatic interventions, effectiveness, and innovation. Since its inception in 2008, BRAC Sierra Leone has proved to be one of the leading international development organisations operating in Sierra Leone by empowering women through its programmes, management systems, and sound principles.
National Women’s Achievement Award (NaWAA) in collaboration with Initiative for Creative Women and Rural Action for Women’s Empowerment has selected BRAC Sierra Leone for the award, and the award was handed over by the First Lady of Sierra Leone, Fatima Maada Bio.
Rakibul Bari Khan, country representative of BRAC Sierra Leone, stated that the award acts as an honour towards their efforts in supporting women empowerment. He added that BRAC’s programmes in Sierra Leone are designed in favour of gender equality, and 80% of the current staff at BRAC Sierra Leone and more than three-fourth of BRAC’s clients are women. “I believe that the reward for good work is more work; so I will use this opportunity to assure that the women of Sierra Leone will continue to do more,” said Rakibul Bari Khan.
BRAC Sierra Leone works to provide girls with equal access to opportunities, so they can grow into strong, healthy, and intelligent women. These women will be able to develop policies to support more women, provide greater opportunities for jobs, education, and health services.