Along With a Coalition of Advocates, Jerome Saydee Advocated for Pregnant Students’ Educational Rights With Liberian Ministers
After co-founding a coalition with other youth advocates, Jerome Saydee and others petitioned the House of Parliament in Liberia in response to the Liberian policy barring pregnant students from taking national exams. Through community mobilization and advocacy with key government figures, including Parliamentarians and Ministers, Jerome and other advocates were able to change the Liberian policy and allow pregnant women to sit for the national exams. he coalition met with the Parliamentary Education Committee to further advocate for the rights of young mothers to access education and sit for these critical final exams. In April 2017, the coalition met with the Minister of Education, members of parliament, and members of other civil society organizations to hear the Liberian Education Minister announce that pregnant students would indeed be allowed to take the national exams.