The Education for All Sierra Leone Coalition (EFA-SL) was created as part of the work to bring the Jomtien Declaration and other international accords on basic education for all by 2015, with a focus on girls’ education, into Sierra Leone. The EFA-SL focuses on girls’ education. The coalition was established in 2000 as a national coalition of civil society organizations, professional groupings, education/research institutions, and other actors in Sierra Leone’s lobby for the implementation of EFA goals. The Coalition is a member of the Global Campaign for Education (GCE) https://twitter.com/globaleducation, the Africa Network Campaign on Education For All (ANCEFA) www.ancefa.org.
EFA-SL is a network of civil society organizations working on education issues in Sierra Leone to make education accessible to all. To influence and remind governments of their commitment to education, EFA-SL brings together over 60 organizations from civil society, community, faith-based, and non-governmental sectors. The Coalition is in every district and region.
As an education coalition, EFA-SL has done and continues to do a variety of projects cantered on education research, advocacy and campaigning, networking, and shared learning in order to inform our policy engagement with government and development partners. As a coalition, we coordinate education actors, collaborate with the government of Sierra Leone in support of the Right to Education for all, and campaign on public and girls education, girls’ education, Education financing . We do independent monitoring of education service delivery and produce shadow reports on the situational analysis of education sector and sub thematic areas in Sierra Leone.