Sierra Leone

Working with Children in Sierra Leone


 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact on World Vision operations

In support of public health recommendations outlined by the World Health Organization, some sponsorship program activities have been temporarily suspended due to COVID-19. Activities may include sponsor queries and correspondence, sponsor visits, gift notifications and gift deliveries. These temporary suspensions may affect the information you receive from us in the coming weeks and months. Learn more about our response to COVID-19.
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:
  • 10 service-providers and institutions have improved performance capabilities because of additional equipment, capacity or budget.
  • 200 children and youth participated in activities aimed at ending violence against children.
  • 128 children and adults participated in trainings on child protection, including gender-based violence, positive parenting, children's rights and early marriage.
  • 148 people are participating in activities that provide spiritual nurture and encouragement for children.
  • 9 community-based organizations, faith-based organizations and other community partners were actively working for the wellbeing of children.
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors
  • 98 caregivers who have participated in nutrition workshops are now feeding their children using practices they learned in the sessions.
  • 710 patient consultations were provided by community health workers through projects supported by World Vision.
  • 900 malnourished children received full courses of nutrition treatment with life saving ready-to-use therapeutic food packets.
  • 135,000 ready-to-use therapeutic food packets were distributed, providing a source of emergency nutrition for malnourished children.
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors

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

  • 5,958 children received school supplies and resources for their education including books, backpacks, uniforms and bicycles.
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors
  • 3,998 people were actively involved in savings groups, providing them with financial literacy training and access to small loans.
  • 5 communities updated their disaster preparedness plans to provide guidance during emergency situations.
  • 17,879 items of clothing were shipped for children and adults, including footwear and uniforms.
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors
 
  • 7,286 people had access to handwashing facilities at home or school.
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors
 

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