Apr 17, 2018

The Impact of Your Support

Children decorating the new child friendly spaces
Children decorating the new child friendly spaces
Earlier this year we emailed with you with the amazing progress we had made in NE Nigeria all thanks to your support. We were excited to share the plans we had for 2018 which included: 
 
- building 60 more temporary learning centres, rehabilitating 120 damaged classrooms and training 450 teachers across the North East.
 
- helping 23,000 conflict-affected children not only to have access to basic education, but benefit from teachers and social workers trained in counselling and child protection. 
 
Now we can share with you that this work has begun - we are in the process of building 30 child friendly spaces where children who have been impacted by on-going conflict have a safe space to play, learn and access counselling if they need it. Thanks to your support, we will also be providing families with business grants and training to address the over-arching barrier to education for internally displaced and host community families: household poverty.
Thank you so much again for supporting our work to help conflict-impacted children and families in Nigeria. With your support, we are changing lives. 
Apr 6, 2018

Safe Spaces for Conflict-Impacted Children

Helping to decorate our new child friendly spaces
Helping to decorate our new child friendly spaces
Earlier this year we emailed with you with the amazing progress we had made in NE Nigeria all thanks to your support. We were excited to share the plans we had for 2018 which included: 
 
- building 60 more temporary learning centres, rehabilitating 120 damaged classrooms and training 450 teachers across the North East.
 
- helping 23,000 conflict-affected children not only to have access to basic education, but benefit from teachers and social workers trained in counselling and child protection. 
 
Now we can share with you that this work has begun - we are in the process of building 30 child friendly spaces where children who have been impacted by on-going conflict have a safe space to play, learn and access counselling if they need it. 
Thank you so much again for supporting our work to help conflict-impacted children in Nigeria. With your support, we are changing lives. 
Mar 8, 2018

Meet Mamie, Manu and Nancy

Manu, Mamie and Nancy and their children
Manu, Mamie and Nancy and their children

Simple household poverty is one of the biggest barriers keeping children out of school in Sierra Leone. Many families cannot afford to feed their children, let alone send them to school. 

Yet education has the power to transform lives and reduce poverty. In fact, if all children left school with basic reading skills, 171 million people could be lifted out of extreme poverty. 

That’s why we want to say a huge thank you for supporting our work helping mothers set up businesses in Sierra Leone. Thanks to you we are able to support families like these....

Manu, Mamie, and Nancy are the three wives of hospital worker Foday Tommy. Their husband, the family’s main breadwinner, died during the Ebola epidemic, and the three women have been left looking after 26 children between them - some biologically theirs and others that they have adopted.

Thanks to your support, Street Child were able to provide them with a business grant and they have started selling pepper, okra, palm oil and vegetables.

Manu: ‘It is only recently that the children have stopped crying. The grant is a source of courage to me - it helps reduce worry. The business is growing gradually but it’s still tough when you have this many children and you have no husband. Life is still tough for us, but I’m glad our children are in school because, at the end of the day, it’s the children that can make their story a different one.’

 
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