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Half the Sky: One Girl's Long Road to School and Safety in S

Clip: Season 1 Episode 1 | 5m

Agnes Libbi Smith lost her father during the civil war in Sierra Leone and her mother when she was 13 years old. Finding herself homeless, Agnes was physically abused and raped by a teacher who promised her an education. Finally breaking free and seeking help at the Rainbo Center with Amie Kandeh and the International Rescue Committee, Agnes hopes to become a doctor and help others.

Aired: 09/30/12

Rating: TV-PG

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