Sierra Leone

Working With Children in Sierra Leone

World Vision was launched in Sierra Leone in 1996 during the civil war and has since transitioned to long-term development. Priority sectors today are health and nutrition, education and life skills, economic development and child protection.

The Ebola crisis took a deadly toll on Sierra Leone, with nearly 4,000 deaths and years’ worth of setbacks in development. When schools closed during the crisis, World Vision Sierra Leone assisted the Ministry of Education in launching a radio teaching program, distributing 30,000 solar-powered radio/flashlights to kids who couldn’t afford radios or didn’t have electricity. When schools reopened, the radios continued to be used by children in Sierra Leone to study after dark.

Your impact in Sierra Leone

Together, we’re making real change in the lives of children, families and communities. Just some of what was achieved with Canadian support in the past year:

Boys and girls are safe and valued, well cared-for by their families and participating in their communities as agents of transformation. 

 

  • 11 child parliaments are empowering young people to advocate for their rights and participate in community decisions
  • 42 adults learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation
  • 2 children with disabilities were supported with medical care, accessibility upgrades and equipment
  • 55 young people are leading or attending child parliaments to advocate for their rights and influence local decisions
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017

Children and families are well nourished, protected from infection and disease and have access to essential health services.

 

  • 40 health workers and volunteers were trained to provide quality health services, especially for women and children
  • 257 parents and caregivers learned about proper feeding practices and how to keep their children well nourished
  • 17,922 people including children benefited from food aid, helping them fight hunger and malnutrition
  • 411 women delivered their babies safely, with the help of a skilled birth attendant
  • 21 metric tons of food were distributed in XX countries to children and families affected by hunger
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017

Children learn and develop their talents, young people are equipped for the future and families support children's education.

 

  • 425 children and youth are improving their learning through tutoring and extracurricular activities like clubs and camps
  • 69 teachers and volunteers learned child-friendly teaching methods to improve the quality of education for children
  • 135 parents and caregivers learned about the importance of education and how to support their child’s learning
  • 23 schools were renovated or furnished with educational materials to provide a better learning environment for students
  • 255 preschool children are developing vital language and motor skills, setting a solid foundation for their education
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017

Adults and youth acquire knowledge and skills, and gain access to resources, to help them increase their family income.

 

  • 3,600 individuals are members of savings groups, helping families meet their financial needs and access small loans
  • 376 farmers received livestock, seeds or tools to improve productivity and better provide for their children and families
  • 355 adults received vocational, business and finance training, improving their opportunities to earn a steady income
  • 180 savings groups are helping children and adults save money and access loans to grow businesses or cover basic expenses
  • 934 farmers learned techniques to improve crop and livestock production to better provide for their children and families
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017

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