WHERE WE WORK
Sierra Leone, West Africa
Sierra Leone remains one of the poorest nations in the world and has suffered much devastation. The country is well known for its ‘blood diamond’ civil war, which lasted over a decade.
Many families suffered terrible atrocities and, as a result of extreme poverty, many children lack good education. In 2014 the Ebola virus struck Sierra Leone and, once again, many families were affected.
Still recovering from the Ebola epidemic, many families have been left fragmented. Due to poverty, many children are unable to participate in structured sports or creative enrichment activities after school.
They can be left vulnerable and, all too often, on the streets.
Girls, in particular, are at risk of leaving school early to take over care-giving duties, or are burdened with the responsibility to earn a living to support their families, leaving them unable to complete their education.