This project focuses on alleviating the suffering of over 5,000 children affected by war by providing better hygienic and learning facilities at an existing refugee camp in Sierra Leone.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
This program will address problems in the Waterloo Refugee Camp located in the western rural part of Freetown, Sierra Leone. The lack of sufficient latrines leads to poor public hygiene and the majority of illnesses within the camp. Additionally, the students in the camp’s seven schools are in need of chairs and desks in order to learn in a comfortable environment. This program will incorporate ideas about basic hygiene and peace and conflict resolution into the curriculum.
How will this project solve this problem?
The project will involve the construction of 5 additional latrines, which will drastically reduce the amount of illnesses in the camp. In addition to providing 3,000 desks and chairs, a 3-day training workshop for teachers will be conducted.
Potential Long Term Impact
This project will help more than 9000 people by eradicating disease caused by poor hygeine and providing better education to help the people make long term, sustainable adjustments.
Total Funding Received to Date: $355
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $355 . The original project funding goal was $10,000.