Adamasy lives in the Monkey Bush community of Waterloo. Education is not free in Sierra Leone; families must pay for tuition, uniforms, school supplies, and other school fees. With parents struggling to provide for their families, this expense is many times not possible.
Typically, those who can afford to send their children to school will choose to send only their sons. Girls will be left at home to tend to daily chores and their younger siblings while parents work.
This lack of education and supervision leads girls just entering into adolescence very vulnerable to teenage pregnancy. For girls who have not been given access to education, they are often left with no option but to marry as early as 16 years of age, so they can be financially supported by their husband.
Adamasay lives with her mother and father. Both parents work doing small trading, but the income is not enough to provide for their family on a daily basis. They are not able to provide their children's basic needs so it is not possible to provide the fees to send their children to school.
Adamasay is one of 5 children in her family and has never attended school. She would love to be able to attend school one day and be a lawyer in the future.