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Kidsave Sierra Leone Ebola Orphan Relief - Kidsave International

Helping Integrate Orphans into a Family

Aug 19, 2019   How does one successfully integrate a child who, five years ago, was orphaned by Ebola, into a new family? In Sierra Leone, where Kidsave continues to do this work, we train people to observe, ask, teach and -- with kindness and love -- help these newly expanded families adjust and thrive. This month, Kidsave trained 17 caregivers over the course of three days in home management and the care of children placed in families in five communities in the Bo district. Trainees learn how to be sure.... Read more

WeOwnTV Filmmaker Fellowship - Mirabel Pictures / WeOwnTV

WeOwnTV Fellow at WildScreen in Jackson Hole

Aug 8, 2019   Hello GlobalGiving supporters! We are thrilled to report that one of our WeOwnTV Filmmaker Fellows, Tyson, has just been awarded a Jackson Wild Emerging Filmmaker Scholarship. Tyson has been invited to attend the festival as a Jackson Wild Emerging Filmmakerscholar for the 2019 Jackson Wild Summit! The Jackson Wild Summit will take place in Jackson Hole, WY September 21-27.  Tyson has had quite a 2019 so far; in February, his documentary, Standing Among the Living, world premiered at.... Read more

Empowering Women and Girls - Touching Humanity in Need of Kindness (THINK)

Progress Report For GlobalGiving, August 6, 2019

Aug 6, 2019   Progress Report For GlobalGiving “Empowering Women and Girls” August 6, 2019     The rainy season is very intense presently and the roads leading to the rural areas are becoming inaccessible. We are happy that the cultivation of the rice was completed before the heavy rains set in. THINK was very honored to be visited by a representative from GlobalGiving, Ms. Dalila  Sumani, on July 25, 2019. The GlobalGiving Representative spent time at the THINK Safe homes where she.... Read more

Out Run EBOLA: awareness/protection for children - Touching Humanity in Need of Kindness (THINK)

Progress Report For Globalgiving, July 23, 2019

Jul 24, 2019   Progress Report For GlobalGiving “Out Run Ebola: Awareness/Protection For Children” July 23, 2019     The THINK Safe Home and Juvenile Home continue to provide shelter and protection for vulnerable children and survivors of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence including Human Trafficking. This year is a transitional year for THINK with the restructuring of the administration and the Board of Directors. With this process, THINK has not taken in any new cases this quarter. The.... Read more

Girl Power Project - GPP - ChildHelp Sierra Leone

SDG 16 REPORT

Jul 17, 2019   Donors and friends, We are grateful to share with you our June 2019 SDG Report. This as organised to Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels”. SDG 16 is both an end in itself, and a crucial part of delivering sustainable development in all countries including Sierra Leone.  In our project communities, we have been facing issues that need.... Read more

Support Liberian Family Health Care and Education - IMANI HOUSE, Inc

Liberian Family Health Care & Education Update

Jul 15, 2019   Hello: We are happy to inform you of our progress!  Our healthcare and education programs continue to thrive! We are thankful for your support which helps us to mitigate the gap in local revenue generation and strengthens our resolve to achieve our goal of transforming communities from being passive recipients to becoming creative, active participants in their own education, healthcare and livelihood.  In a country where the adult literacy rate is 47% and there are.... Read more

Help 250 Youth Recover From Ebola in Guinea - MindLeaps

An Anchor

Jul 11, 2019   The children joining the MindLeaps program in Conakry have faced constant challenges and instability in their lives – often with no secure housing, no educational opportunities, and unpredictable living conditions.MindLeaps becomes an important anchor for them – a point of attachment, engagement and support, giving them hope and aspirations for a better future. They find a welcoming, safe space, where the MindLeaps program puts them on a path to achieve their goals through the.... Read more

Quality Education in Sierra Leone and Liberia - Solon Foundation UK

The 5th H - "Hope"

Jun 26, 2019   Ibrahim is an only child. Slight in stature, he cuts a mature, pragmatic figure; visibly proud and humbled by knowing what his mum, a hardworking petty trader, has sacrificed for him. Supported by guidance for parents from his school, Rising Academy Network, Ibrahim talks, through a wide grin, of how his mum now knows how to support him to prepare for the upcoming public exams, although she herself never attended school. He has promised to never let her down. Talking me through his daily routine.... Read more

Kidsave Sierra Leone Ebola Orphan Relief - Kidsave International

12 Children Reunited with Family

Jun 11, 2019   After many days of diligent searching, often walking for hours to remote villages, assessing homes and then often waiting for hours for villagers to return from their farms to hold meetings, Kidsave’s Sierra Leone program reunified 12 children with their biological extended families in five communities in the Bo District in May.  Poor roads, rivers and communication are big challenges and a local boat captain was hired to transport social workers across the Sewa River to conduct.... Read more

WeOwnTV Filmmaker Fellowship - Mirabel Pictures / WeOwnTV

Filmmaker Fellow in Focus: "Breaking the Silence"

May 9, 2019   Greetings GlobalGiving Community!  In this update, we will hear from WeOwnTV filmmaker fellow Emmanuel about his film BREAKING THE SILENCE! The film looks at the operations of mining companies including, Africa Minerals/Shan Dong Steel, London Mining, Octea Diamond Mining, Addax Bio Energy/Sunbird and Sierra Rutile Company Limited and how they have impacted the livelihood of the communities where they operate. "The subject is very personal to me as my own father lost his land due to a.... Read more

Empowering Women and Girls - Touching Humanity in Need of Kindness (THINK)

Progress Report Fro Globalgiving, May 7, 2019

May 9, 2019   This project aims to build the economic capacity of women and girls, in both urban and rural communities. In the rural areas, THINK will undertake agriculture to promote food security, protect the environment and preserve endangered species of wild animals that families hunt for meat (protein) in their diet. Produce from the farms will boost the economic capacity of women and girls. Land preparation of 10 acres of land for the cultivation of cassava, hot peppers, sesame seeds, and.... Read more

Help Care For Ebola Orphans in Sierra Leone - Develop Africa, Inc.

Ebola Orphans are Getting Ready to go Back to School

Jul 16, 2019   Dear Project Supporters, Your ongoing support is helping provide the best care for these Ebola orphans as possible.  While the majority of the original children from the Dream Home have been or are in the process of being adopted into families, there are still several left that your support is directly benefiting.  Most recently, they received new school supplies and toiletries for the upcoming school year.   The children are all looking forward to going back to school with their.... Read more

Out Run EBOLA: awareness/protection for children - Touching Humanity in Need of Kindness (THINK)

Progress Report For Globalgiving, April 24, 2019

Apr 24, 2019   The THINK Safe Home and Juvenile Home continue to provide shelter and protection for survivors and vulnerable children THINK Safe Home and Juvenile Transit Center received 2 new admissions this quarter. Both cases are for protection. THINK has completed prevention training in the form of community outreach refresher training for Community Action Groups (CAGs) in the prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA), and Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) in four communities located in.... Read more

Girl Power Project - GPP - ChildHelp Sierra Leone

WORKSHOPS AND EMPOWERMENT OF GIRLS

Apr 22, 2019   April 22, 2019 Funds Received: $17,872 Dear GlobalGiving, Supporters/Donors, Thanks to all our supporters. Since December 2018 to now, lot of activities has been taken place in which we enjoyed a season of love, concern and care. It is the Power given to Girls to exercise their rights and be in a family full of social and humanitarian giving. Partners in the Girl Power have done a great work and still continuing showing love and care. Their contributions is the whole world to us, shows us how.... Read more

Help 250 Youth Recover From Ebola in Guinea - MindLeaps

Moving Ahead with Dance

Apr 15, 2019   The MindLeaps Center in Conakry receives over 60 children a day who come to participate in dance classes. Early in the year, we increased the hours of dance instruction to meet increasing demand as word of the program spreads in the community. Our teachers are at the heart of our activity and they continue to motivate and inspire students. For example, instructor Ibrahima Camara teaches the younger children, 7-9 years old, which can be a difficult age group. But Ibrahima has a knack for working.... Read more

Quality Education in Sierra Leone and Liberia - Solon Foundation UK

The values of a good education

Mar 28, 2019   Walton Jr is a JSS3 student at Rising Academy. Before going to school each day, Walton wakes up early to fetch water. Then he cleans the house and prepares for school. Throughout his day, many things stand out to Walton as different from his previous school. For one, teachers don’t use corporal punishment. Instead, they set clear expectations for classroom behaviour and enforce them through detention and community service activities. According to Walton, the system of teaching at Rising is.... Read more

Support Liberian Family Health Care and Education - IMANI HOUSE, Inc

Liberian Family Health Care & Education Update

Mar 6, 2019   Hello: Imani House, Inc. is writing to update you on our progress  since our last report and to thank you for all the support over the years towards our Liberian Family Health Care and Education initiaitves.  Our health related programs cater mainly to Liberian women and infants, who are a highly underserved population. Affortable health care facilities are few and far between in Liberia and not accesible to many. Imani House, has aimed to bridge that gap since the early 90's and.... Read more

Kidsave Sierra Leone Ebola Orphan Relief - Kidsave International

165 Ebola Orphans Returned to Family Life in 2018!

Mar 4, 2019   In 2014, the Ebola crisis hit Sierra Leone and many families with the virus left their villages and went to regional care centers. 5,000 to 7,000 Sierra Leoneans died of the disease and thousands of newly-orphaned children were moved into orphanages. Many have remained there for years without connections to the home villages and relatives.  While the government believes that children belong in families, it does not provide enough resources to return them to their villages, find extended.... Read more

Fighting The Outbreak of Ebola in Liberia - Vision Awake Africa for Development

We continue to restore hope for these Ebola orphans

Feb 25, 2019   It has been six years now since the Ebola outbreak in Liberia and that led thousands of people dead and thousands of children orphaned. Our team was totally involved in the fight of the epidemic, we partner with government, national and international organizations but our major partners were The Ministry of Health, MercyCrops, and More Than Me. During this time it was a difficult and sad movement for the country.  With effort made by the world and brave Liberian, we finally.... Read more

Empowering Women and Girls - Touching Humanity in Need of Kindness (THINK)

Progress Report For Globalgiving, February 7, 2019

Feb 7, 2019    The THINK Safe Home and Juvenile Transit Center continue to provide shelter and protection THINK safe and juvenile homes presently have 17 residents (4 boys under and 13 girls) for the months of October - January 2019 THINK Safe Home and juvenile transit center received 13 new admissions: 6 allege Rape, 1 human trafficking case, referred by World Hope International, 2 protection, 3 Runaway cases and 1, missing case. Liberia is faced with the major challenge of protecting women and.... Read more

Help Care For Ebola Orphans in Sierra Leone - Develop Africa, Inc.

Ebola Orphan, Geraldine, Expresses Her Gratitude

Feb 1, 2019   Dear Project Supporters,  Your ongoing support has made an impact on children who lost their parents to Ebola.   One of the lives you have impacted is Geraldine's who is now in college thanks to the support she has received.  She tells us in this video how your support has impacted her.  Hello, my name is Geraldine and I was once a kid of the Dream Home.  I am happy to tell you that I just sat to my second-semester exams and hopefully next year I will be in my.... Read more

WeOwnTV Filmmaker Fellowship - Mirabel Pictures / WeOwnTV

Shifting the Narrative on Migration

Jan 28, 2019   Greetings to our wonderful GlobalGiving supporters, There has been a lot of great energy and excitement around fellowship projects so far in 2019. All the fellows have been working hard on their supported projects. We are thrilled to report that three WeOwnTV projects were selected to receive additional support from the Generations Africa project. Generation Africa is an initiative aimed at stimulating a new narrative on migration through the stories made by African filmmakers, and particularly.... Read more

Out Run EBOLA: awareness/protection for children - Touching Humanity in Need of Kindness (THINK)

Progress Report For GlobalGiving

Jan 25, 2019   Progress Report For Globalgiving “Out Run Ebola: Awareness/Protection For Children”    The THINK Safe Home and Juvenile Homes: It is with much gratitude that we wish you, our donors and partners, a happy, peaceful, hopeful and prosperous New Year, 2019! THINK has continued to provide 24 hours shelters and services for survivors of sexual and gender-based violence, including victims human trafficking and children that come in contact or conflict with the law. You have been.... Read more

Help Care For Ebola Orphans in Sierra Leone - Develop Africa, Inc.

Ebola Orphans are Thankful for Your Educational Support

Apr 29, 2019   Dear Project Supporters, We greatly appreciate your continued support that is impacting children, like Dorcas and Aaron, who became orphans during the Ebola Crisis.   Aaron & Dorcas are thankful to GlobalGiving donors for their educational support.  The educational support they received allowed them both to take computer classes.  In this video, both Aaron & Dorcas tell us that they are learning a lot in their computer classes. Hello, my name is.... Read more

Help 250 Youth Recover From Ebola in Guinea - MindLeaps

Program Growth in Conakry

Jan 15, 2019   Your support is helping to make this an exciting period of growth for MindLeaps in Guinea. At the beginning of the New Year 2019, over 75 children were enrolled at our center in Conakry, well surpassing our projected goal of 50 students. As word spreads throughout the community, more and more children are attracted to the dance classes in our safe, welcoming space. Our 2019 action plan has been launched to expand the dance program to six days a week to accommodate the increased number of.... Read more

Quality Education in Sierra Leone and Liberia - Solon Foundation UK

Education reaches new shores

Dec 28, 2018   It’s a three-hour journey by speed boat from the capital city of Freetown, heading south along the coast of Sierra Leone. First passing Banana Island, with its rich history and recent tourist destinations, followed by the poor, densely populated fishing communities of Plantain Island. Eventually from the horizon emerges a very small, low-lying island followed by another to the West and we know we’ve reached our destination – the Turtle Islands. Largely isolated from the rest of.... Read more

Girl Power Project - GPP - ChildHelp Sierra Leone

Thanks and Appreciation - 2018

Dec 26, 2018   ChildHelp Sierra Leone December 24, 2018 Dear GlobalGiving,Supporters/Donors, Thank you for taking the time to read this letter of thanks and appreciation. We have enjoyed a season of love, concern and care. We have witness your social and humanitarian giving towards our children, their families and ChildHelp Sierra Leone. You have done a great work since we join Global Giving Foundation. Your contributions is the whole world to us showing the kind of person you are in this world, lifting the.... Read more

Kidsave Sierra Leone Ebola Orphan Relief - Kidsave International

The Steady Challenge: Finding Families for Ebola Orphans

Dec 4, 2018   Kidsave has helped more than 400 children find families in Sierra Leone over the last nine years.  Sadly, the need is still great. After the Ebola crisis hit, children whose parents were sick with the virus were taken to care centers with their parents. The parents died from Ebola and the children were moved to orphanages, where they have remained. Kidsave supports partners who reunify children with members of their families or extened family back in their villages. These family members are.... Read more

Support Liberian Family Health Care and Education - IMANI HOUSE, Inc

Liberian Family Health Care & Education Update

Dec 4, 2018     Dear Supporters, thanks so much for your continued contributions to Imani House’s Liberian Family Health Care and Education projects!! The work we do cannot be continued without your assistance and YOU are an integral part in us accomplishing our mission. That’s something to feel PROUD about! The work we do helps so many, both directly and indirectly and we value your participation in making this happen. Our clinic is still serving Liberian communities.... Read more

Girl Power Project - GPP - ChildHelp Sierra Leone

Reports - Flashback and Thanks

Nov 27, 2018   NOVEMBER 2018 – FLASHBACK AND THANKS Dear Friend, The management is kindly thanking you for all your individual support provided that has impacted the lives of the children and girls we serve. As the season of holidays has approached and we have lot of issues to address and many activities to engage on, we thought fit to first appreciate your generous, concern and love donations done monthly. Without your support, how far should we have gone? Should we have met our goal or our Vision.... Read more

Help Care For Ebola Orphans in Sierra Leone - Develop Africa, Inc.

Ebola Orphan, Dorcas, is Dreaming Again

Nov 13, 2018   Dear Project Supporters, We greatly appreciate your continued support that is impacting children, like Dorcas, who became orphans during the Ebola Crisis. Dorcas tells us in her own words in this video about her journey and her gratitude for the support she has received. Hi, I'm Dorcas. In life, we should not give up.  If I recall two or three years back when I lost my parents, I thought all hope was gone, but with the help of God, Develop Africa, Dream Home they made me realize.... Read more

Empowering Women and Girls - Touching Humanity in Need of Kindness (THINK)

Progress Report, November 12, 2018

Nov 13, 2018   “Caring For Children Affected By Ebola” The THINK Safe Home and Juvenile Homes strive to: Assist victims /survivors of sexual and gender-based violence including human trafficking and children that come in contact or conflict with the law to become independent and responsible citizens, by providing confidential shelter, protection, psychosocial, counseling, medical care, and rehabilitation. Provide confidential shelter, protection, security, psychosocial, support, medical care, and.... Read more

Psycho Social support for Ebola victims - IsraAID

"Training with the Freetown First Responders has built my confidence and my self-worth"

Nov 12, 2018   MEET THE FREETOWN FIRST RESPONDERS The Freetown First Responders is a group of 30 young people from communities affected by last year’s mudslides in Sierra Leone, which claimed the lives of hundreds in August 2017. The floods came just as Sierra Leone was beginning to recover from the 2014-2016 Ebola Virus Disease outbreak. Now, these 30 leaders undergo training with IsraAID staff on Disaster Risk Reduction and Psychosocial support, to bolster resilience and lead their communities should a.... Read more

Out Run EBOLA: awareness/protection for children - Touching Humanity in Need of Kindness (THINK)

Progress Report, October 29, 2018

Oct 31, 2018   Cases received at the THINK Safe Home are survivors of SGBV, Human Trafficking and Domestic Violence. Cases received at the Juvenile Transit Center are children who come in contact or conflict with the law (minor offenses) with the law such as juvenile delinquency and petty theft. For children that come in contact with the law, cases are; child abuse, neglect, abandoned children, runaway girls, lost or missing girls and children in need of protection including parenting (when the primary.... Read more

WeOwnTV Filmmaker Fellowship - Mirabel Pictures / WeOwnTV

Traveling as a West African Delegation to IDFA 2018

Oct 23, 2018   We are thrilled to announce that a selection of this years WeOwnTV filmmaker fellows have been invited to participate in IDFAcademy  Four fellows and two mentor mentors will travel to attend the festival as an official West African Delegation to the 2018 International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) in November. The team will attend the 4 day IDFAcademy program and then stay to continue meetings and experience the festival. “The experience.... Read more

Girl Power Project - GPP - ChildHelp Sierra Leone

Girl Power - Girls Reaching Girls

Oct 18, 2018     GIRL POWER PROJECT REPORT TO GLOBALGIVING OCTOBER, 2018 Organisation: ChildHelp Sierra Leone Country:       Sierra Leone Project Locations: Bombali District Donor:           GlobalGiving Foundation (UK/USA) Amount of money raised: $15,708 through 353 donations Number of beneficiaries supported: 217 Impoverish and underprivileged Girls reached   Description: The Girl Power Project is a life changing by.... Read more

Help 250 Youth Recover From Ebola in Guinea - MindLeaps

Dreams Come True

Nov 9, 2018   It’s a dream come true for the kids who joined the MindLeaps program last year. After a year of preparation at the MindLeaps Center, 18 students are back on a path to what they want most – the education and training that can assure their futures. The activities at the Center – dance, English and French literacy courses – had built their confidence and skills, and given them hope for change in their lives.In October, that change was made.... Read more

Quality Education in Sierra Leone and Liberia - Solon Foundation UK

There's always room for more school spirit

Oct 1, 2018   Born in the Kono District of Sierra Leone, Mohamed, his three brothers, and mother now call the quiet village surrounding Rising Academy Juba school their home. Although fortunate enough to move to Freetown, Mohamed and his family still live far from a comfortable standard. “I’m not from a rich background. I’m a very poor boy but I work with my limits, with what I have.” Mohamed has been able to rise above his circumstances, with no shortage of optimism and.... Read more

Kidsave Sierra Leone Ebola Orphan Relief - Kidsave International

Helping Kids Despite Flooding, Muddy Roads

Sep 7, 2018   Kidsave’s work in Sierra Leone to find families for Ebola orphans living in orphanages was hampered by heavy rain and flooding, making it hard to travel on muddy roads and find the families of these children. But Kidsave’s program in Sierra Leone has stayed the course in reunifying children with their family members. Not only does Kidsave work to find the families of these children, and if none can be found find new families to adopt them – we also monitor their situations to.... Read more

Fighting The Outbreak of Ebola in Liberia - Vision Awake Africa for Development

Thank you for building the hope of the hopeless Ebola orphans

Sep 7, 2018   Many thanks to our donors and supporters a work well done.Couple of years ago we met with Neenah in Kakata and she had tears in her eyes but today, she is a proud young lady. Neenah lost her entire family during the Ebola epidemic in Liberia in 2014 and she was hopeless and the survival she had to do a street selling. When we visited her home through Christine, we promised to restore her and today we are so thankful to all who have stood by these kids and today they successfully complete.... Read more

Support Liberian Family Health Care and Education - IMANI HOUSE, Inc

Liberian Family Health Care & Education Update

Sep 6, 2018   Imani House Liberia's Family Health Care and Education programs are still thriving and providing neccesary services to those who need it most. Your support  has been invaluable! Our Clinic has served over 8,000 mothers and children since the begining of 2018 and has provided  pre and post natal care, immunizations, first aid, treatment of malaria and other diseases, STD prevention and much much more!  A major part of what we do at the Clinic and.... Read more

Provide housing for 100 Ebola affected orphans - Christ Children Home Educational Fund (CCHEF)

Provide housing for 100 Ebola Orphans

Sep 4, 2018   Hi everyone, Hope you all are doing well.  We at CCHEF, the children and the staff at CCH want to extend our warmest thanks and appreciation to each and everyone of you for all the love and support that have been given to our project to ensure that these children get a better life and live with the dignity they deserve.  The funding and support you all have given has gone to providing a warm and loving home to these children who would otherwise be left ont the street to fend for.... Read more

Empowering Women and Girls - Touching Humanity in Need of Kindness (THINK)

Progress Report For August 15, 2018/ THINK Liberia

Aug 16, 2018   Progress Report On Caring For Children Affected By Ebola: August 15, 2018 Achievements:   Closing of School and Graduations It has been an exciting time as schools have closed for Academic 2017/2018 and children have been promoted to next grades. * We had 8 children, 3 boys and 5 girls complete elementry school, 3 boys complete Junior High school and 15 girls graduate . from High School. Graduating this year are 15 girls from our Adolescent Girls Empowerment Program in Bentol City,.... Read more

Psycho Social support for Ebola victims - IsraAID

Strengthening community resilience in Freetown

Aug 14, 2018   Sierra Leone was hit hard by the 2014-2016 Ebola crisis, with over 14,000 cases resulting in nearly 4,000 deaths, and a profound effect on the psychological wellbeing of survivors, their families and their communities. In August 2017, just a year after the country was declared Ebola-free, Freetown was hit by heavy rainfall, leading to massive flooding and mudslides. 6,000 people were affected, with over 1,100 reported either dead or missing. The worst affected were from some of the same.... Read more

Help Care For Ebola Orphans in Sierra Leone - Develop Africa, Inc.

Transitions at The Dream Home

Aug 20, 2018   Dear friends and members of the village, Since the inception of the Home in May 2015, you have played a key role, along with other individuals, organizations, and businesses, in helping to provide care for the Ebola orphans at the Dream Home. Because of your support, the kids have grown, progressed and made significant strides. This would not have been possible without your kind support. An African proverb says “It takes a village to raise a child”. You have truly been a part of.... Read more

Help 250 Youth Recover From Ebola in Guinea - MindLeaps

Local Foundation Supports MindLeaps' Meal Program

Aug 13, 2018   Classes are continuing at the MindLeaps Center in Conakry despite periods of unrest and political turmoil in the city. MindLeaps Guinea continues to provide a safe space for our students to learn dance and English, eat meals, and get to play together in a safe environment. Oftentimes, the meals served at our Center are the only meals that our students eat during the day. During our initial intake interviews, some of our students reported that before coming to.... Read more

Out Run EBOLA: awareness/protection for children - Touching Humanity in Need of Kindness (THINK)

Progress Report For August 1, 2018 / THINK Liberia

Aug 2, 2018   Progress Report On Out Run EBOLA: Awareness / Protection For Children, August 1, 2018 Achievements: THINK safe Homes received 4 new admissions:  3 Human Trafficking cases and Runaway = 1 case for this reporting period. Age disaggregation: (0-5) =  0, (6-12) = 1, (13-17) = 3, (>18) = 0. Three survivors of Human Trafficking were reunified during this quarter. Two residents went for follow-up hospital visits, Nine residents received individual counseling, eleven survivors received.... Read more

WeOwnTV Filmmaker Fellowship - Mirabel Pictures / WeOwnTV

Announcing our 2018/2019 Fellows

Aug 2, 2018   Hello GlobalGiving Community, We are thrilled to welcome seven new fellows to our 18 month WeOwnTVFilmmaker Fellowship program. The fellowship is a film fund and professional development program supporting the production of independent documentaries directed by West African filmmakers. The program provides filmmakers with funding for their project, filmmaking (creative labs) labs, one-on-one mentoring, professional development workshops and networking opportunities. “We are.... Read more

Quality Education in Sierra Leone and Liberia - Solon Foundation UK

From refugee to educator: James' story

Jul 5, 2018   Meet James. Born in Liberia, James fled the civil war at the age of 15. For 7 years, James lived on the Buduburam refugee camp outside of Accra, Ghana. Passionate about education, James started teaching the children on the camp. He quickly became aware however that the lack of basic literacy skills was a huge barrier. Regardless of the subject he was trying to teach, the children struggled to understand. But to James, literacy was even more than that. “During my first experience.... Read more

Kidsave Sierra Leone Ebola Orphan Relief - Kidsave International

Small loans changing the lives of three women in Sierra Leone

Jun 7, 2018   As we continue reunifying children with their biological families or placing them with host families, Kidsave’s micro-loan program has enabled women who have taken in more children to either start or expand their current businesses. This includes hardworking moms such as Fatmata and Salaymatu to utilize part of their loan to cultivate groundnut. Another example is Margaret who makes Cassava bread every morning and sells them to.... Read more

Help Care For Ebola Orphans in Sierra Leone - Develop Africa, Inc.

Great End of School Year, Solar Water Pump Installed

Jun 8, 2018   Dear Project Supporters, The school year ended well for the Ebola orphans - thanks to your ongoing support. Aisha (pictured) has taken the National Primary School Examination (NPSE) and hopes to pass with high scores. Dorcas has registered for Private WASSCE. Geraldine completed her first year of college. Geraldine and Dorcas (pictured together) celebrated their birthdays in April. The Dream home welcomed visitors including Aunty Adama and Mr. Alie in May. Aunty Adama gave four bags of.... Read more

Fighting The Outbreak of Ebola in Liberia - Vision Awake Africa for Development

Little Samson story

Jun 7, 2018   Our donors, friends, supporters and Globalgiving, thank you very much for your love and support to the hopeless children of Liberia. You have and are playing a major role to restore the hope of these kids. I listened to the story of a nine years old boy who survived the Ebola virus in 2014 and I think i should share it with you.  Samson, was born under the union of Mr. and Mrs. George in Kakata Margibi county .Before the Ebola Samson lived with his parent and his little brother Until July.... Read more

GlobalGiving Ebola Epidemic Relief Fund - GlobalGiving

A final update on recovery after Ebola

May 31, 2018   It's been more than four years since the first cases were reported in what became the deadliest Ebola outbreak in history. Across West Africa, the virus infected more than 28,000 people and claimed more than 11,000 lives, and severely disrupted local economies due to international travel bans and internal quarantine zones. In response to the epidemic, the GlobalGiving community came together in an inspiring show of solidarity with the people of West Africa—more than 5,000 donors like you.... Read more

Support Liberian Family Health Care and Education - IMANI HOUSE, Inc

IMANI HOUSE Expands Health Education to Prevent Infectious Diseases

Jun 8, 2018   Dear Greetings to all our supporters and followers! We wish you all the very best as we approach our midway point in another successful year of administrating our Health and Education projects in Liberia.  GREAT NEWS!  Imani House is expanding the numbers of women and families who will receive public health education, through our Liberian Women’s Health ManualProject started in 2017 including; Ebola prevention, Nutrition, Sanitation and Human Rights Won’t you join.... Read more

After Ebola, Gardens Help Rebuild Lives - Seed Programs International

In Closing: Out of Crisis, Forward with Strength

May 29, 2018   With your generous support, SPI's Liberian partners positioned their powerful gardening programs as a tool to move beyond Ebola. Now they, and we, look ahead at new ways to use the gains of strong local leadership, vibrant networks, and capable families that were developed in response to the crisis.  One great example is an upcoming National Agricultural Camp and Agricultural Fair to be held this July by 4H Liberia.  Our partner Umaru, 4H Director, explains it this way: "The.... Read more

Girl Power Project - GPP - ChildHelp Sierra Leone

Girls Supports

May 22, 2018   GIRL POWER PROJECT REPORT TO GLOBALGIVING MAY 2018 Organisation: ChildHelp Sierra Leone Country:        Sierra Leone Project Locations: Bombali District Donor:           GlobalGiving Foundation (UK/USA) Amount of money raised: $14,885 Number of beneficiaries supported: 217 Impoverish and underprivileged Girls reached Description: The Girl Power Project is a life changing by design activity which needs attention. Our.... Read more

Empowering Women and Girls - Touching Humanity in Need of Kindness (THINK)

Progress Report for, May 17, 2018

May 18, 2018   Progress Report for GlobalGiving “Caring For Children Affected By Ebola” May 17, 2018 Things have been going at a slow pace since the beginning of 2018, but we have managed to keep our services ongoing. The need for a safe place for child survivors of sexual violence, victims of human trafficking and other children that come in contact or conflict with the law is paramont. Gifts and donations from GlobalGiving and other humanitarian organizations make it possible for THINK to provide.... Read more

Psycho Social support for Ebola victims - IsraAID

Training Sierra Leone's Young People to Support their Communities

May 17, 2018   The 2014-2016 Ebola crisis had a devastating impact in Sierra Leone, with over 14,000 cases causing nearly 4,000 deaths, and a massive psychological and social effect on the survivors, their families and their communities. Barely a year after the end of the Ebola outbreak, in August 2017, Freetown in Sierra Leone was hit by devastating flooding and mudslides caused by heavy rainfall. 6,000 people were affected, with over 1,100 reported either dead or missing. The worst affected were some of.... Read more

Help 250 Youth Recover From Ebola in Guinea - MindLeaps

Celebration and Performance in Conakry, Guinea!

May 16, 2018   March and April were very exciting months at our program in Conakry, Guinea. In March, the students had their first public performance for the community since joining MindLeaps in July 2017. L'Ecole Americaine in Conakry invited MindLeaps to perform for their school and for community members. MindLeaps Guinea's Country Director, Ansoumane Conde, made remarks to the audience before the students proudly took the stage, where they danced several choreography pieces as well as.... Read more

Out Run EBOLA: awareness/protection for children - Touching Humanity in Need of Kindness (THINK)

Progress Report for, May 4, 2018

May 4, 2018   Progress Report For Globalgiving: May 4, 2018 THINK Safe Homes received 3 new admissions: 0 human Trafficking cases, Child marriage =1, and 2 Rape cases  Age disaggregation: (0-5) =0, (6-12) =1, (13-17) =2, (>18) = 0 Reunified 6 survivors 1 resident in the safe home for protection 5 residents went for follow-up hospital visitations 9 residents received individual counseling 9 survival received Group counseling   5 follow up visits were made 9 residents participated in Creative.... Read more

WeOwnTV Filmmaker Fellowship - Mirabel Pictures / WeOwnTV

A New Season

Apr 23, 2018   Happy Spring to all our WeOwnTV supporters,Hoping you are all enjoying the bounty of the new season. We are deep into our application period for this next round of Filmmaker Fellows. Applications are arriving and we have just begun been reading the project proposals. There are already some wonderful project and and we are getting very exciting about the potential for this new class of fellows. We have extend the deadline to this coming Wednesday, April 25th and our new fellows will be.... Read more

Provide housing for 100 Ebola affected orphans - Christ Children Home Educational Fund (CCHEF)

Provide housing for 100 Ebola Orphans

Apr 9, 2018   Hi Evwryone   Greetings come to you from  the  children ,the staff and all of us here at CCHEF.  We want you all to know how appreciatve we are for  the love and support given our children over the years to ensure their success for a brighter future. Your prayers, ideas, strength and finaancial help have  really kept  our projects affloat which in turn is being very beneficial for the children because as you all know without a home, it's very difficult for a.... Read more

Kidsave Sierra Leone Ebola Orphan Relief - Kidsave International

How Kidsave is transforming children's lives

Apr 6, 2018   Kidsave’s program to place children orphaned from the Ebola crisis is transforming children’s lives in Sierra Leone. A recent example is Ishmael. Through an intensive and elaborate process of locating family members, Ishmael now lives with his paternal uncle Pa. Prior to his reunification, Ishmael spent three years living in an Ebola care center. On the day of his reunification with his uncle, Ishmael and his uncle reflected on the day the biological parents were taken to Kenema when.... Read more

Quality Education in Sierra Leone and Liberia - Solon Foundation UK

Turning the tide on education

Apr 4, 2018   The Turtle Islands are an archipelago of tiny, low-lying islands off the southern coast of Sierra Leone. The islands are home to fishing communities with a rich history and deep traditional practices. But in a country with some of the poorest education outcomes in the world, the Turtle Islands represent a particularly deprived community. A 2011 survey found that less than 1% of women could read or write. Isha, 13, grew up on the island of Nyangai where there was no formal primary schooling..... Read more

Help Care For Ebola Orphans in Sierra Leone - Develop Africa, Inc.

The Dream Home Children are Working Hard in School

Mar 19, 2018   Dear Project Supporters, Thank you for your continued support of the Dream Home orphans.   They are all working hard to finish up the school year with good grades.  The primary school pupils had their first semester tests in December and started their second term in the month of January. Aisha, Kadiatu, and Hannah are preparing for the National Primary School Exams, which will happen in May. Osman and Aaron are also preparing for the Basic Education Certificate Examination..... Read more

After Ebola, Gardens Help Rebuild Lives - Seed Programs International

4-H: The Girls and Boys are Alright

Mar 5, 2018   Hi folks, In the last report, we closed with a statement about the partnership program from 4-H Liberia: "This program provides a career path for young people to develop interest in feeding the nation. Access to tool banks via the partnership network is very useful. The children used to complain that their parents would refuse to let them borrow tools. Now, most of them have tools to cultivate their gardens." We recently received some photos from Umaru Sheriff, the National Executive Director.... Read more

Psycho Social support for Ebola victims - IsraAID

Voices of Sierra Leone Youth Summit!

Feb 21, 2018   Sexual Gender Based Violence (SGBV) is a prevalent issue in Sierra Leone, in the form of transactional sex, early marriage, domestic abuse, and Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) (UNDP 2012). In the post-conflict and post-Ebola context, women and girls who suffer from SGBV, also face severe stigmatization that is often condoned and perpetuated by their communities. Current data indicates a huge gap in the provision of emotional support to adolescent girls and boys - vulnerable to depression,.... Read more

Support Liberian Family Health Care and Education - IMANI HOUSE, Inc

Good News: An Update on our Health Workshops in Liberia

Feb 21, 2018   We hope this message finds you well in the new year! Thus far, 2018 has brought new opportunities for our public health work in Liberia. Last year’s publication, the Imani House Liberian Women’s Health Manual, is driving our health education programs at our clinic and other community organizations throughout Liberia. Our wonderful group of grassroots women utilize the Manual to provide instruction on topics including health, sanitation, nutrition, and human rights. Our workshops have.... Read more

Transforming Liberia Through Film - Accountability Lab

Building a network of women film-makers

Feb 16, 2018   Since our last report we have been working hard to build on the progress we have made to date through using film for change in Liberia. The Liberia Film Institute has now grown into a fully-independent organization that is currently recruiting it's 9th class of students for a residential course to learn film-making skills. Meanwhile, at the Lab we have set up a new audio and visual studio (the New Media Lab) at the iCampus/OpenGov Hub collaboration space in downtown Monrovia. This space has a.... Read more

Help 250 Youth Recover From Ebola in Guinea - MindLeaps

A Safe Space in Guinea..Because of You

Feb 20, 2018   2018 began with exciting changes and opportunities for MindLeaps Guinea. There are eight local Guinean staff members working at the MindLeaps Center in Conakry, running the children's programs and operations of the center. We are excited to welcome our Assistant Director of MindLeaps Guinea, Martin Mamadouno. Martin was born in Boké, Guinea, where he completed his primary and college education. He obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics at Kipé School in 2010. In 2013, he.... Read more

Empowering Women and Girls - Touching Humanity in Need of Kindness (THINK)

Progress Report for February 11, 2018

Feb 12, 2018   The THINK Juvenile Transit Center for Children received this little boy from the Women and Children Protection Section of  a local Police Station on February 14, 2017. His parent (s) got tired of caring for him and abandoned him at the Police Station. We took him for medical and surgical assessment and were told that nothing could be done for him in Liberia. In December, the THINK Safe Homes received visitors from the United States and Canada, ladies that grew up as children, with our.... Read more

Out Run EBOLA: awareness/protection for children - Touching Humanity in Need of Kindness (THINK)

Progress Report for GlobalGiving "Out Run Ebola

Feb 5, 2018   “Out Run Ebola: Awareness/Protection for Children” February 2, 2018  Happy New Year, everyone!  * We received this little boy from the Women and Children Protection Section of a local Police Station on February 14, 2017. His parent (s) got tiered of caring for him and abandoned him at the Police Station. We took him for medical assessment and were told that nothing could be done for him in Liberia. In December, the THINK Safe Homes received visitors from the United States.... Read more

GlobalGiving Ebola Epidemic Relief Fund - GlobalGiving

Progress continues in West Africa

Feb 2, 2018   Thanks to your support, our partners in West Africa are continuing to strengthen local community health care systems so that they are better equipped to handle future public health crises and to care for the ongoing needs of survivors and orphans. With your support, in the last year, Kidsave has helped 101 children return to caring families in Sierra Leone. Most of the children, 66%, were moved into the homes of relatives or family friends. An additional 26% were placed directly into new.... Read more

WeOwnTV Filmmaker Fellowship - Mirabel Pictures / WeOwnTV

2018 Fellowship

Jan 22, 2018   Hello and Happy New Year to our GlobalGiving community, We hope that your 2018 is off to an energized and purposeful start. We are just one week away from opening applications for our next Filmmaker Fellowship. This year, we are thrilled to open the fellowship to a fourth country, Ghana. We are working now with our partners in all countries to get the word out - SO - if you know any filmmakers living and working in Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia and now, Ghana - please share this.... Read more

Kidsave Sierra Leone Ebola Orphan Relief - Kidsave International

101 Ebola Orphans returned to family life in 2017!

Jan 10, 2018   In 2014 the Ebola crisis ripped through Sierra Leone. The world responded, contained the virus and left, leaving thousands of children orphaned in Ebola Care Centers and orphanages. These children have been living without hope of ever seeing family again.  .... Read more

Provide housing for 100 Ebola affected orphans - Christ Children Home Educational Fund (CCHEF)

Provide housing for 199 Ebola Orphans

Jan 8, 2018   Hi Everyonw, Happy New year, hope you all are doing well and we're praying thet the new year be great and properous for each and every one of you by God's grace.The children and all of us  at CCHEF want to thank you all for all the love and generousity given in 2017 to reach this project to where it is today and we look forward to many great adventures to better the lives of these  beautiful children this year new year. The children are getting older and reaching new heights in their.... Read more

Quality Education in Sierra Leone and Liberia - Solon Foundation UK

There's something about Mary

Jan 4, 2018   Just before Christmas, Mary, 15, got the best present she could have wished for: the news that she had passed her BECE exam, and with it secured a ticket to Senior Secondary School. The BECE – which stands for Basic Education Certificate Examination – is an important staging post for students in Sierra Leone, marking the end not just of Junior Secondary School (JSS) but of the nine year universal basic education. It acts as a gateway into Senior Secondary School (SSS) or into.... Read more

Girl Power Project - GPP - ChildHelp Sierra Leone

Thank you for making our 2017 Year

Dec 29, 2017   Dear Donors and GlobalGiving Foundation, You made our 2017 Year! As the Board, the management and the general assembly of the Family of ChildHelp sit this morning, discussing the issues of our able donors, you are one of our finest donors, we have ever got in this 2017, when we came across your generous donation you supported us in 2017 and how it did saved the lives of girls, who has been living at high social risks. We can’t tell you how much we appreciate your support for our charitable.... Read more

Help Care For Ebola Orphans in Sierra Leone - Develop Africa, Inc.

Dream Home Kids Are Making Steady Progress in School

Dec 18, 2017   Dear Project Supporters, Thank you for your continued support of the Dream Home orphans.   They are each working hard to get good grades in school this year. The primary school pupils will be having their first semester tests in December. Aaron and Osman are attending extra classes as they prepare for the Basic Education Certificate Examination (B.E.C.E). Aisha and Hannah are also attending extra classes for the National Primary School Examination. Dorcas is taking extra classes to.... Read more

Girl Power Project - GPP - ChildHelp Sierra Leone

GLOBALGIVING REPORT - DECEMBER 2017

Dec 12, 2017   Project Title:                            Girl Power Project Funds Raised so far:               $ 13,457 Reporting Period:    End-of-Year 2018 Reports – 8th December, 2017 Social Workers:.... Read more

After Ebola, Gardens Help Rebuild Lives - Seed Programs International

Growing from Recovery to Resilience

Dec 4, 2017   Hi folks, So much has happened since the last report! As we shared earlier, our focus, as directed by our partners, has shifted toward facilitating an exit strategy that relies upon the collective strengths of our partners and their network. As their strategies have become more sophisticated and their capacity has expanded, we've asked them to help us understand where the network is headed next. Third Stakeholder Meeting Late in October, the partnership network organized a stakeholder meeting in.... Read more

Psycho Social support for Ebola victims - IsraAID

IsraAID Sierra Leone mudslide response

Nov 22, 2017   Ceaseless heavy rainfall on 13th and 14th August left areas of Freetown devastated by mudslides, burying some communities in more than 50 feet of mud and boulders. The cities insufficient drainage system, poor waste management and overcrowded urban dwellings further amplified the devastation. More than 500 people lost their lives in this natural disaster, and over 900 men women and children registered missing. Overwhelmingly, this disaster affected the most impoverished families.... Read more

Help 250 Youth Recover From Ebola in Guinea - MindLeaps

Training the Trainers in Guinea

Nov 22, 2017   Our new center in Guinea has now been in operation for several months serving 44 vulnerable youth from Conakry. The students come to this safe space to receive MindLeaps' dance curriculum (2 hours of dance class per day, 3 days per week), English lessons (2 hours per day, 3 days per week), and a daily meal.  October marked a big month for two of our students in Guinea: Aissatou and Kerfala were welcomed by a wonderful team of teachers at Hamdallaye Secondary School. The students were both.... Read more

Empowering Women and Girls - Touching Humanity in Need of Kindness (THINK)

Progress Report November 13, 2017

Nov 13, 2017   International Day of the Girl Child 2017 Because of preparations for the Presidential and Legislative Elections that took place in Liberia on October 10, 2017, we did not have the national observance of the IDGC as we usually do. This year however, THINK was engaged in conducting Civic and Voter Education targeting first time voters and bringing out issues that affect the Girl Child in Liberia. Girls who would be 18 years old by voting day were sensitized to engage candidates running for.... Read more

Support Liberian Family Health Care and Education - IMANI HOUSE, Inc

Give Towards our $50,000 Goal - Keeping a 33-Year Dream Alive

Nov 29, 2017        In 1985, my husband and I moved to Liberia not as missionaries, but as individuals with a mission. Just two years earlier I had gone into labor while on vacation in South Carolina, and what should have been a joyous moment quickly became one of the darkest, as I was refused medical attention due to lack of insurance. Had I been treated, Imani Ideraabdullah would have been 35 years old today. She lives on and is the inspiration for the work of Imani House.    .... Read more

Out Run EBOLA: awareness/protection for children - Touching Humanity in Need of Kindness (THINK)

Progress Report For November 5, 2017

Nov 6, 2017   Progress Report: THINK Safe Homes received 23 new admissions: 12 SGBV cases, and 11 children in contact or conflict with the law. Age disaggregation: (0-5) = 2, (6-12) =15, (13-17) = 6, (>18) = 0 survivors. Four residents were taken for follow-up hospital visits, 21 received individual counseling, 21 participated in Group counseling, 0 survivors were reunified, and 5 follow up visits were made. The residents participated in creative arts, recreation, Health Talk, and educational.... Read more

GlobalGiving Ebola Epidemic Relief Fund - GlobalGiving

Stories of hope and progress after Ebola

Nov 1, 2017   Our nonprofit partners in West Africa remain hard at work three years after the Ebola outbreak in 2014, building more resilient, prosperous communities, strengthening health infrastructure, and empowering children orphaned by the epidemic. As part of the long-term recovery effort in Liberia, improving public health literacy has been a priority of Imani House. A grassroots organization operating one of the only health clinics serving communities on the outskirts of Monrovia, Imani House recently.... Read more

WeOwnTV Filmmaker Fellowship - Mirabel Pictures / WeOwnTV

Filmmaker Fellow in Focus: "Life After the Army"

Oct 24, 2017   Hello to all of our wonderful supporters! We are excited to share an update from the field from John, one of the WeOwnTV Filmmaker Fellows. His project is titled, “Life After the Army.”  The documentary film shares the stories of five ex-service men who left the army after an 11-year-long civil war in Sierra Leone.  Between 2004 and 2010, more than six thousand military personnel left the military through the "Voluntary Retirement Program", some of them forced out through.... Read more

Partners In Health Ebola Response - Partners In Health (PIH)

PIH Ebola Response October 2017 Update

Oct 19, 2017   Thank you for your generous support of PIH’s work in Liberia and Sierra Leone in the long wake of Ebola. Sierra Leone recently experienced another disaster: floods and mudslides killed at least 300 people, and left at least 1,000 people homeless. Numerous family members of PIH staff are among the dead. “There have been staggering losses among some of our staff members,” said PIH – Sierra Leone’s executive director. One PIH employee lost eight members of his family..... Read more

Responding to the Ebola Outbreak in West Africa - International Medical Corps

Final Report on Our Response to the Ebola Outbreak in West Africa

Oct 17, 2017   The fight against Ebola in West Africa lasted nearly two years after being announced in March 2014. The latest data from the World Health Organization reports 28,616 confirmed cases of Ebola across the three hardest-hit West African countries—Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone—since the start of the outbreak, with 11,310 deaths. At least 499 nurses, doctors, midwives and other health workers lost their lives to Ebola – many infected by their patients as they cared for them. On.... Read more

Quality Education in Sierra Leone and Liberia - Solon Foundation UK

A time to rejoice, but also to remember

Oct 2, 2017   In September, students in Sierra Leone went back to school. The start of a new academic year is always an exciting time, with new friends to make and new subjects to explore. But this year, that excitement was tinged with sadness, as memories of the devastating flash floods and landslides that hit Freetown in August are still raw in the memory. In the early hours of Monday, 14th August, torrential rains caused a section of Mount Sugar Loaf on the outskirts of Freetown to collapse. The resulting.... Read more

Provide housing for 100 Ebola affected orphans - Christ Children Home Educational Fund (CCHEF)

Provide housing for 100 Ebola affected Orphans

Sep 27, 2017   Hi Everyone,   Hope this report meets you all in great spirit and health. We at CCHEF want to thank you all so much for all the support you have given to this project and the wonderful children that your generous donations benefits. As you all know housing is very essential to the stability of a child's life, growth, and development status. That is why, CCHEF is grateful to all of you have been the cornerstone of the support for Christ's Children Home, in providing a home for these.... Read more

Help Care For Ebola Orphans in Sierra Leone - Develop Africa, Inc.

The Dream Home Children Enjoyed Their Summer - Thanks to YOUR Generosity

Sep 20, 2017   Dear friends, The Dream Home children had a busy July and August with multiple visitors, summer camps, report cards and gifts.  None of this would be possible without the generosity of people like YOU!   The kids were delighted by the generosity of the visitors and the gifts they received. The children finished their school year well and are all looking forward to another successful school year this year.  Visitors this summer included: the Royal Servants, Uncle Cheedy, Aunt.... Read more

Transforming Liberia Through Film - Accountability Lab

Citizen Journalism and the Elections

Sep 12, 2017   The project is now focusing on training citizen journalist film-makers ahead of the Liberian elections in October 2017. We are working with 10 young women to help them develop shooting, sound recording, editing and dissemination skills. The citizen journalists will use the new audio/visual studio at the OpenGov Hub in Monrovia to develop their ideas and the films themselves.  Each of them will make several short films over the course of the next month, looking at issues related to.... Read more

Girl Power Project - GPP - ChildHelp Sierra Leone

Girl Power report August 2017

Sep 11, 2017   GIRL POWER PROJECT REPORT TO GLOBAL GIVING - AUGUST 2017 Organisation: ChildHelp Sierra Leone Country:          Sierra Leone Project Locations: Bombali, Kenema and Regent Districts Donor:             Global Giving (UK/USA) Co-financier:      Anne Frank Fonds, Switzerland; Grace, Faeth and Bradley Webb (USA) Project:.... Read more

Kidsave Sierra Leone Ebola Orphan Relief - Kidsave International

Mudslide Didn't Deter Team to Reunify Children

Sep 7, 2017   Mudslide? No Obstacle to Checking on Orphans Reunited with Families A devastating mudslide in August did not deter Martin, a Kidsave intern and Sierra Leonean student, from to visiting children reunified with their biological family members or placed in host or foster care families, to check on their happiness and adjustment. Sixty-five orphaned children were placed in the past few months with families, and now 14 more have been reunified with family members through Kidsave’s Sierra Leone.... Read more

After Ebola, Gardens Help Rebuild Lives - Seed Programs International

An Expanding Partnership & Peeking Around the Corner

Sep 5, 2017   Hello, project supporters! We’d like to share some news about the future of this project, but first we’d like to introduce you to Francis, our on-the-ground coordinator for the SPI Liberia Partnership Network. We initially contracted with Francis earlier this year to help with data collection. Since then, he’s established himself as an essential coordinator for SPI and our partners in Liberia. Not only has Francis taken the lead in coordinating with SPI, he’s started his.... Read more

Help 250 Youth Recover From Ebola in Guinea - MindLeaps

New Research Gives Us a Deeper Understanding of Guinea

Aug 29, 2017   June, July and August have been important development months for our programs in Guinea. Our permanent center has been established in Conakry so that we can provide our dance and English classes in the same safe space for several years to come. This year’s program has launched in Conakry with 22 – and already now 44 – students. Our top teachers from our Kindia program, dance teacher Salifou Camara and English teacher Mr. Doumboya, have joined a team of eight more.... Read more

Psycho Social support for Ebola victims - IsraAID

Mudslide Response - Freetown

Aug 24, 2017   Incessant rain fall on Sunday night and Monday August 14, left the capital of Sierra Leone, Freetown in a state of emergency. Torrents of water rushed through the city in the early hours on Monday sweeping up entire homes and creating mudslides leaving massive destruction in its wake. Over 300 people have lost their lives and more than 600 are still missing after the heavy rains deluged the city's insufficient drainage system. IsraAID team in Sierra Leone responded quickly and the team on the.... Read more

Out Run EBOLA: awareness/protection for children - Touching Humanity in Need of Kindness (THINK)

Progress Report

Aug 8, 2017   Progress Report for GlobalGiving “Out Run Ebola: Awareness/Protection for Children” August 3, 2017   THINK safe Homes received 29 new admissions: 6 Rape cases, 11 juvenile cases, and World Hope International referred 12 Human Trafficking cases. Age disaggregation: (0-5) = 6, (6-12) =14, (13-17) = 9, (>18) = 0 survivors. Four residents were taken for follow-up hospital visits, 25 received individual counseling, 30 participated in Group counseling, 12 survivors were reunified,.... Read more

Stop Ebola: What you can do - BRAC USA

After Ebola

Aug 8, 2017   Before the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa in 2014, BRAC had been active in Liberia and Sierra Leone for six years, running diverse programs including microfinance, education, agriculture, poultry and livestock, adolescent empowerment, and community health initiatives. Over the course of the two-year epidemic, BRAC focused on providing long-term support to families whose lives and livelihoods were dramatically affected by the outbreak. As the crisis deepened, BRAC staff and volunteers worked.... Read more

Support Liberian Family Health Care and Education - IMANI HOUSE, Inc

IHI Begins Public Education Health Project - Name a Latrine After You - New Roof on IHI Palava Hut

Aug 7, 2017   Dear We hope that you are enjoying the world around you in spite of the obstacles that are there to make each of us stronger and perhaps accountable to overcoming for others and ourselves. Imani House is a small grassroots organization that believes in the strengths of our communities through self-help, motivation, determination and action. Since 1985 we’ve been working to develop local leadership toward resolving many of the problems that developing countries experience. Literacy, both.... Read more

Fighting The Outbreak of Ebola in Liberia - Vision Awake Africa for Development

you are the only hope

Jan 16, 2018   It is been over two years now since the Ebola epidemic story has been put to rest in Liberia and later Sierra Leone and Guinea. Liberia final declaration of being Ebola free was on 14 January 2016 and since then the country has not had any history of new occurrence. The Country recorded the highest number of death rate during Ebola war; it was so terrible and deathly since we were fighting an invisible enemy. The Ebola has gone but it left a huge scare that is so difficult to.... Read more

WeOwnTV Filmmaker Fellowship - Mirabel Pictures / WeOwnTV

WeOwnTV Freetown Media Center celebrates 7 years

Jul 25, 2017   Seven years ago, I travelled to Freetown, Sierra Leone to officially open the doors to the WeOwnTV Freetown Media Center.  It has been an incredible journey since then and we are more excited than ever for the future of the media center. In this short time, led by a collective of talented, young Sierra Leonean filmmakers, the media center has grown to become a leading organization supporting media literacy, civic engagement and media production training that facilitates workforce.... Read more

Partners In Health Ebola Response - Partners In Health (PIH)

PIH Ebola Response July 2017 Update

Jul 20, 2017   Thank you for standing with Partners In Health in Sierra Leone and Liberia as we rebuild the health systems that Ebola destroyed. We're happy to share progress from Sierra Leone: we recently opened three new, cost-free birth waiting homes, which will increase access to clinic-based births and decrease instances of maternal mortality. More information is below. The three white houses sit on a hill at the quiet edge of the city of Koidu. Four beds in each bright, airy building will welcome a total.... Read more

Responding to the Ebola Outbreak in West Africa - International Medical Corps

Learning to Live Again after Ebola

Jul 20, 2017   Fatoumata arrived in Conakry, Guinea from Labé on a Tuesday for her grandson’s baptism. By the time she returned, two weeks had passed and her brother, a television crew and the Governor of Labé stood by the road, waiting to greet and escort her home. Fatoumata had survived Ebola. "I lost my children but I am here. I didn't die, so don't cry," Fatoumata told her crying brother as she stepped off the bus, beginning the harrowing journey that many Ebola survivors must face.... Read more

Empowering Women and Girls - Touching Humanity in Need of Kindness (THINK)

Progress Report July 15, 2017

Aug 15, 2017   THINK has been working with 10 communities helping community members to develop action plans on how to prevent Sexual  Exploitation and Abuse of children, especially young girls in their homes, at school and in their communities. This project is funded by UNICEF. Our achievements in this report are: 10 Community Action Groups formed in 10 communities 5 Youth Centers made functional and youth have formed drama groups to participate in an awareness campaign on preventing SEA and SGBV Parents.... Read more

Quality Education in Sierra Leone and Liberia - Solon Foundation UK

Hard work, in and beyond the classroom

Jul 5, 2017   “I stay with my mother. She is a trader selling rice,” explains Umu, a student concluding the second year of her studies at Rising Academy Waterloo, in Western Freetown. “We wake at 4am early in the morning. When I get to the market, I help her to cook. After that, I get ready for school and after school, I go to the market again to help her sell. We get home around 8 or 9pm.” Thanks to the support of Solon Foundation donors, Umu is one of 260 students—18% of.... Read more

Help Care For Ebola Orphans in Sierra Leone - Develop Africa, Inc.

Improvement in Academic Work, Visit of Clowns and Easter Party

Jul 3, 2017   Dear Project Supporters,The children are improving in their academic work. Fanta, Daniel, Susan, Mariatu, and Felicia are doing well in their class in the primary category.  Tutors in the After School lessons have aided in their improvement. Dorcas, Fatmata, Mabinty, and Osman are doing well in high school. Alhaji sat to the N.P.S.E in May. Geraldine is also committed to her studies to take the private W.A.S.S.C.E.Easter Monday - April 17, was a public holiday. We had a party sponsored.... Read more

Provide housing for 100 Ebola affected orphans - Christ Children Home Educational Fund (CCHEF)

Provide huosing for 100 Ebola affected Orphans

Jun 29, 2017   Hi Everyone On behalf of CCHEF, Our family and the children at CCH, we want to say thank you for all the support tha you have provided to the lives of these less fortunate kids that were affecdted by that vicioous disease which ravaged so many people. To date we are still prewsing on to assist so many people including children.  The funding provided so far for this project has gone to ensure housing for these children and we are still mmoving on with the building of the dormitories to.... Read more

Kidsave Sierra Leone Ebola Orphan Relief - Kidsave International

GlobalGiving Visits Kidsave International

Jun 19, 2017   My name is Alix Halloran and I am GlobalGiving's Field Traveler in West Africa. For the past three months, I have been traveling around West Africa, meeting with GlobalGiving's nonprofit partners. I was very excited to meet with the Kidsave International team in Sierra Leone a few weeks ago. I was moved by the work that they are doing to change the lives of children in Sierra Leone.   Ebola had a crippling effect on so many aspects of life in Sierra Leone. Even though the epidemic.... Read more

Transforming Liberia Through Film - Accountability Lab

The Accountability Film School Goes On

Jun 15, 2017   This spring, our accountapreneur Divine hosted the eighth cycle of the Accountability Film School at his Liberia Film Institute (LFI). LFI is Liberia’s first and only film school and works to teach disadvantaged young people from how to make low-budget films about social issues in the community. In preparation for Liberia’s important presidential elections this fall, many of the students haven chosen to create films related to voter education. Several of Divine’s students.... Read more

After Ebola, Gardens Help Rebuild Lives - Seed Programs International

Tools and Skills

Jun 7, 2017   Improving nutrition in a sustainable way requires having good seeds, access to training and information, and appropriate tools. Many people have the energy, ambition and are ready for the work but they do not have the resources to get started. Having access to right garden tools and supplies makes a community’s goal of nutrition improvement easily achievable, especially for SPI’s seed recipients. Appropriate tools and equipment contribute to the broad objective of increasing the.... Read more

Help 250 Youth Recover From Ebola in Guinea - MindLeaps

125 New Dance Students!

Jun 1, 2017   Salifou, one of the teachers from our MindLeaps Guinea program, recently travelled to Mauritania, West Africa.  Here, he worked side-by-side with our international team to deliver our dance program to youth in the capital city of Nouakchott.  Like our Guinean students, youth in Mauritania struggle to have the psychosocial support necessary to regularly attend school while handling the day-to-day challenges of street life. Created in partnership with the local NGO SOS.... Read more

Kidsave Sierra Leone Ebola Orphan Relief - Kidsave International

"Sleuths" Help Ebola Orphans Find Families

May 31, 2017   “Social worker-sleuth” ought to be the job title of Kidsave’s team in Sierra Leone, working to reunite children orphaned by Ebola with family members.  Take the case of Paul, a 11-year-old who has spent the last 2.5 years in an orphanage in Pujehun.  Orphanage records offered a clue – the last known village of his family: Dumagbe.  Social workers travelled by motor bike 46 km to Dumagbe, found the village head and showed him Paul’s photo. Cautious and.... Read more

Girl Power Project - GPP - ChildHelp Sierra Leone

Girl Power report

May 31, 2017                                                                                   ChildHelp Sierra.... Read more

Psycho Social support for Ebola victims - IsraAID

Community Development and Support

May 31, 2017   Sexual and Gender Based Violence is one of the most frequently committed offences in present day Sierra Leone, especially in the provinces where women and girls are traditionally considered as the personal properties of men. Sexual Gender Based Violence (SGBV) in Sierra Leone (SL) is above 90% and is often caused by those closest to the women and girls, in the form of, transactional sex, early marriage, domestic abuse, and Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) (UNDP 2012).   The issue of.... Read more

Out Run EBOLA: awareness/protection for children - Touching Humanity in Need of Kindness (THINK)

Globalgiving Narrative Report May 5, 2017

May 5, 2017   Because sexual violence, especially sexual exploitation and abuse, is prevalent in Liberia, UNICEF provided funding for THINK to conduct a vigorous campaign for the prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA) and other forms of sexual violence, in ten communities of three counties: Montserrado, Margibi and Grand Bassa for six months. We began with the training of 30 Trainers including 5 trainers from THINK, 5 trainers from the Liberia Association of Psychosocial Services (LAPS), who are.... Read more

WeOwnTV Filmmaker Fellowship - Mirabel Pictures / WeOwnTV

Filmmaker Fellow in focus: "AN'BONDO BEYKY"

Apr 26, 2017   Hello to all of our wonderful supporters! We are excited to share an update from the field from Tyson, one of the WeOwnTV Filmmaker Fellows. His project is titled, “AN’BONDO BEYKY” - a Temne title, which means "Stop Female Genital Mutilation" (FGM). The film is a very personal look at a heated social issue in Sierra Leone. Fatmata, a close friend of Tyson's and a member of his media collective, the Future View Film Group, died after going through an initiation ceremony..... Read more

Support Liberian Family Health Care and Education - IMANI HOUSE, Inc

Health and Education: An Update From Liberia

Apr 24, 2017   Dear  Imani House would like to thank you for your continued support and generosity! Your donations have allowed us to continue our important health and education programs.  Imani House Maternal and Child Healthcare Clinic: As the rainy season approaches Liberia, IHI is preparing to meet the challenges of serving twice as many patients, especially small children, who are most susceptible to pneumonia, high fevers and death. From May to October, the healthcare system is overwhelmed.... Read more

Responding to the Ebola Outbreak in West Africa - International Medical Corps

Mariama's Story

Apr 20, 2017   As we were leaving her village, we assured Mariama that her name would not appear in any publication, but in a determined voice she replied, “I want my name to be written down. I want people to know my story is real.” Mariama is a 40-year-old Ebola survivor and mother of four who lost her husband to Ebola after the disease first reached N'Zérékoré, Guinea in March 2014. Her husband was a community health worker who was exposed to Ebola while administering.... Read more

Partners In Health Ebola Response - Partners In Health (PIH)

PIH Ebola Response April 2017 Update

Apr 18, 2017   Above: Unlike many residents of Freetown, Sierra Leone, Kadiatu survived Ebola hemorrhagic fever. Then her vision began to fail. Our efforts to tackle the Ebola virus in West Africa were among the most challenging in our history. When the number of new Ebola cases finally dropped in Sierra Leone, it was a welcome relief. But soon we learned of a new problem facing Ebola survivors. An increasing number suffered from an eye disease called uveitis, an inflammation of the eye that, if left.... Read more

Empowering Women and Girls - Touching Humanity in Need of Kindness (THINK)

Narrative Report April 15, 2017

Apr 18, 2017   THINK Safe Homes received 13 new admissions of human trafficking cases referred by World Hope International, 1 rape case referred by the One Stop Center at Duport Road One Stop Center and 2 in contact with the law (Run Away cases). Age disaggregation: (0 – 5) 0, (6 – 12) 13 (13 – 17) 3, (> 18) 0 residents. The residents went for follow up hospital visits and police investigations. The 10 residents received individual counseling and were participants of group - counseling..... Read more

GlobalGiving Ebola Epidemic Relief Fund - GlobalGiving

Four ways your donations brought back joy!

Apr 13, 2017   The impact of Ebola continues to loom over the countries and communities it devastated since the epidemic started in 2015. Perhaps the most severe impact is on the thousands of children and youth whom the epidemic left parentless. Many of GlobalGiving’s nonprofit partners in the Ebola Epidemic Relief Fund have concentrated their efforts on rebuilding a support-system for them. Today, we want to share four stories with you! #1- Last month, Kidsave International was overjoyed to be witness.... Read more

Help Care For Ebola Orphans in Sierra Leone - Develop Africa, Inc.

The kids Are Doing Well in School & See Comment From Visit of GlobalGiving Representative

Apr 7, 2017   Dear Project Supporter, We greatly appreciate your ongoing support of the Ebola orphans living in the Dream Home.  Raising children involves a range of daily needs and the outgrowing of clothes and shoes. Thanks to your generous support, we are able to continue to do that. The Dream Home children are all working hard in school and are doing well. The kids enjoyed celebrating birthdays for Kadiatu B, Alhaji, Daniel and Regina in January and February.  Over the last 3 months,.... Read more

Quality Education in Sierra Leone and Liberia - Solon Foundation UK

The stories we tell

Apr 18, 2017   Under the shade of the palm trees in the grounds of Rising Academy Juba, staff, students and parents sit in the late afternoon sun, transfixed by an effervescent figure in orange as he spins a yarn about a King, his daughter, and the tortoise who becomes her unlikely suitor. The man’s name is Usifu Jalloh – aka “the Cowfoot Prince” – and he is a storyteller. Through stories, parables and music, he takes the audience on a spellbinding journey through the rich.... Read more

Survivors: a portrait of the Ebola crisis - Mirabel Pictures / WeOwnTV

WeOwnTV awarded 2017 NEH Media Projects Grant

Apr 4, 2017   Hello Everyone, We wanted to reach out and thank you all for your support of Survivors. You may have seen our wonderful news last week when we anounced that WeOwnTV has been awarded a Media Projects Production Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. This means that we have completed the budget for the film and will be closing this fundraising page. We will be focussing our efforts on raising funds for the annual WeOwnTV Filmmaker Fellowship which provides cash grants and.... Read more

Build A New Home for Ebola Orphans in Sierra Leone - Develop Africa, Inc.

Refocusing To Enhancing The Current Home

Mar 27, 2017   Dear project supportersSince we launched this project a year ago, we have had lengthy discussions with regard to moving to a new home. We worked with a local realtor and visited at least 3 properties. We have also re-evaluated the current home in terms of the benefits that it provides.  At the current home, the children are well integrated into the community. The community is providing a supporting social structure.  We determined that by moving them from the current.... Read more

Provide housing for 100 Ebola affected orphans - Christ Children Home Educational Fund (CCHEF)

Provide housing for 100 Ebola affected orphans

Mar 16, 2017   Hi everyone, Hope you all are doing well, as always we want to thank you for you for the awesome support that have been bestowed upon our children at CCH, We know that by the help of God and the kind and generous heatrts of you all have enabled this project to reach where it is today. Though we have done tremendoiusly well with this project, we still have a long way to to go reach the climax of this project which will go a long way to help many children for years to come. The children want to.... Read more

Transforming Liberia Through Film - Accountability Lab

Honored by President Sirleaf & More to Come!

Mar 13, 2017   As the presidential elections in Liberia approach this fall, the Liberia Film Institute (LFI) is continuing to train young people to create film encouraging people to make an informed vote. View some of the student-made films here. One of the students described his experience: “I didn’t know how to do anything, but right now I can call myself a filmmaker. I know how to plot scripts, how to write a script, after that I know how to record whatever story I have put up, and the one.... Read more

Help 250 Youth Recover From Ebola in Guinea - MindLeaps

Dollars and Shoes in Guinea

Mar 10, 2017   You are receiving this Project Report since you are a current supporter of the MindLeaps Global Giving Program: “Help 250 Youth Recover from Ebola in Guinea”. Post-Ebola Reconstruction Ebola has faded in our minds and the challenges in Guinea have changed from crisis relief to poverty alleviation.  The impact of the epidemic still amplifies all of the challenges regular citizens face to survive each and every day in a country that ranks 182nd on the UN’s 2015 Human.... Read more

After Ebola, Gardens Help Rebuild Lives - Seed Programs International

The "Work" of Network

Mar 10, 2017   Seed is not a hand-out, and vegetables don’t appear by magic. The journey from seed to harvest — soil preparation, sowing, weeding, picking, and transportation — requires a significant investment from farmers. That’s a lot of time, sweat, and energy. Just as seed is not a hand-out, the support SPI provides to our partners is not a hand-out; it’s an investment. With your help, we invest in leaders on the ground who put their communities first, cultivate mutually.... Read more

Story-telling cloth for Ebola Education - GAIA Vaccine Foundation

Rebuilding trust in Guinea's healthcare system post Ebola: Matching Day!

Jul 12, 2017   We’ve come a long way since we launched this initiative during the height of the Ebola outbreak. While the panic of that moment has subsided, the need for improved healthcare services in the Ebola-affected countries is still urgent. In fact, the recent tragic death of Liberian Ebola survivor Salomé Karwah during childbirth highlighted to just what extent the fear of Ebola still affects women’s health; preventing them from accessing life-saving care when they are most at.... Read more

Kidsave Sierra Leone Ebola Orphan Relief - Kidsave International

Happy Tears as Families Reunite after Long Separation due to the Ebola Crisis

Mar 7, 2017   When he was 12, Bockarie lost both parents to the Ebola crisis. He languished in an orphanage for almost two years; during that time no one reached out to help him. Over the past few months, Kidsave searched for Bockarie’s grandmother and recently reunited them. Bockarie has now moved in with his grandmother permanently. Kidsave in Sierra Leone is rescuing children, including Bockarie, who have been languishing in orphanages since the Ebola crisis, and many happy reunions are occurring in.... Read more

Girl Power Project - GPP - ChildHelp Sierra Leone

Girl Power

Feb 28, 2017   REPORT ON USE OF FUNDS 27th February, 2017 GLOBALGIVING REPORT 2016 NOVEMBER Project Title:  Girl Power (GPP) Funds Raised so far from GlobalGiving: £4,809.28Other GPP contributors: Anne Frank Fonds, Sierra Leone Poverty Alleviation Agency and ChildHelp, Grace Webb, Bradley Webb. Reporting Period: 27th February, 2017 ACTIVITIES/ EXPENSES When you invest in a girl, the whole world benefits?   Girl Power Project is one of ChildHelp Sierra Leone activity that empowers girls.... Read more

Psycho Social support for Ebola victims - IsraAID

Psycho-Education and Reducing Gender Based Violence in 2017

Feb 28, 2017   As IsraAID Sierra Leone ushered in the new year embarking on new projects that marked a shift from Ebola recovery to sustainable development in Sierra Leone, in line with the government agenda for 2017. Work started immediately with the conceptualization and preparatory foundation for two new project focusing on reducing sexual gender based violence and adding psychosocial support modules in the education system, helping to build the capacity of public school teachers. IsraAID is taking a.... Read more

The kids kitchen: daily meals in the wake of Ebola - Glocal Forum YaLa Africa Freetown

From strength to strength

Feb 23, 2017   Dear friends, Here at the We Are the Future school, we count our blessings every day. It wasn't so long ago that our country was devastated by the Ebola epidemic. Yet, even after being declared Ebola free by the World Health Organisation, life is still very difficult for most Sierra Leoneans. The country is still recovering from the country-wide State of Emergency, where shops, markets, schools and most businesses were closed for over a year. People lost their jobs and their source of.... Read more

Communities Fighting Ebola in Urban Sierra Leone - The Welbodi Partnership

End of Project Report

Feb 21, 2017   Welbodi Partnership Community Engagement Project: closing report Feb 2017 Introduction The generous support of people giving through GlobalGiving enabled our community engagement work to have a real impact, particularly when Ebola threatened to completely devastate the country.  This model of volunteers engaging communities in social mobilisation, with the aim of improving health access and health outcomes, proved very successful. As we reach a new phase in our work post Ebola, we reflect.... Read more

Out Run EBOLA: awareness/protection for children - Touching Humanity in Need of Kindness (THINK)

Progress Report for Globalgiving, February 2017

Feb 6, 2017   Progress Report for Globalgiving “Caring For Children Affected by Ebola” February 2017   Achievements THINK Safe Home provided services to 6 survivors of sexual violence and Trafficking and the THINK Juvenile Transit Center provided shelter and services to 10 children that came in contact or conflict with the law in January 2017.   Clinical management and treatment provided for 32 survivors (24 being children), at the two One Stop Centers for Sexual Violence supervised.... Read more

Fighting The Outbreak of Ebola in Liberia - Vision Awake Africa for Development

Challenges facing the Ebola orphans we work with

Feb 17, 2017   On 4 JANUARY 2016, WHO finally declared the end of the outbreak of Ebola virus disease in Liberia and says all known chains of transmission have been stopped in West Africa. There are many who showed kindness and love to the people of Liberia and especially the Ebola orphans that were left behind. We to want appreciate all those who were touched to give their support to the kids we work with. Since the end of the epidemic many people who were giving their support cut them off and today most of.... Read more

WeOwnTV Filmmaker Fellowship - Mirabel Pictures / WeOwnTV

Keepers of Truth: the Freetown Media Center

Jan 26, 2017   When the 2014 Ebola outbreak started to take hold in Sierra Leone, my first son was born. My wife and I were living with our new baby boy in Freetown, the capital city of Sierra Leone, and the Ebola virus was spreading like wildfire through the compact streets of our community. As a filmmaker and a journalist, I was out on those streets every day, all day, talking to people, filming scenes, and capturing the terrifying reality of what was unfolding inside the homes of so many of my neighbors..... Read more

Survivors: a portrait of the Ebola crisis - Mirabel Pictures / WeOwnTV

Progress through collaboration

Jan 26, 2017   We are happy to share that we have made some great progress in the editing of our film, Survivors.  The very fiber of the project is an experiment in international, creative collaboration.  The film explores this both in content and process. In the film, we see the international agencies struggle to mount a culturally sensitive public health campaign and form positive work environments with local Sierra Leonean workers during the Ebola outbreak. As for our own contribution, with this.... Read more

Support Liberian Family Health Care and Education - IMANI HOUSE, Inc

Help Mothers & Children in Liberia

Jan 24, 2017   Dear Our greetings and well wishes for this New Year, 2017! Additionally, thank you for all your donations and continued generosity to Imani House Liberia Maternal and Child Health Care Clinic and Health Education Programs. As a giver and supporter, we truly appreciate your commitment to the health and well being of Liberians. And, your acts of giving reflect your heart of kindness and generosity. Your donations have allowed our programs to continue and some of those updates are below for you to.... Read more

Responding to the Ebola Outbreak in West Africa - International Medical Corps

Learning to Survive

Jan 24, 2017   “When we first heard about Ebola, we thought it was to do with politics,” says Mariatu, a psychosocial worker in Sierra Leone. “We denied it. There were those who said it was witchcraft. While others said it was a curse that had been placed on some people. When my sister, who was a nurse, got very sick, I wondered whether it was indeed a curse. I cared for her. I washed her. I hugged her. I held her. I didn’t want her to die, but she did.” Two weeks later,.... Read more

Empowering Women and Girls - Touching Humanity in Need of Kindness (THINK)

Progress Report for Globalgiving, January 2017

Jan 20, 2017   Progress Report for Globalgiving “Caring For Children Affected by Ebola” January 2017 Achievements After participating in a short term four-month training project developed and funded by UN/Government of Liberia Joint Program on Adolescent Girls, 450 adolescent girls from 6 communities (Bensonville 100, Careysburg 100, Totoquellie 100, Soul Clinic 50, Gaza 50 and Wroh 50), will be graduating on separate days between February 12 – 16, 2017. The project helped girls to know.... Read more

Quality Education in Sierra Leone and Liberia - Solon Foundation UK

Making math fun

Jan 6, 2017   It’s a normal Monday morning at Rising Academy Regent, but Augustine isn’t in his school uniform. Nor is fellow student Elfrida. Instead, both wear baseball caps, sneakers and jeans. And rather than being mad at them, their teachers join the rest of the school in giving them a big cheer as they make their way to the front of the school assembly. That’s because Augustine and Elfrida have just been crowned school champions of Times Table Hip Hoppers, and one part of their prize.... Read more

Partners In Health Ebola Response - Partners In Health (PIH)

PIH Ebola Response January 2017 Update

Jan 5, 2017   Above: The newborns rest at Partners In Health-supported J.J. Dossen Hospital in Liberia earlier this month. Thank you for continuing to support Partners In Health and our work in Sierra Leone and Liberia to rebuild Ebola-ravaged health systems. You may have read exciting news about Ebola recently: scientists report having developed a highly effective and fast-acting vaccine against the disease, capable of halting and preventing outbreaks like the one that killed more than 11,000 people in.... Read more

Communities Fighting Ebola in Urban Sierra Leone - The Welbodi Partnership

Engaging communities in child polio vaccination

Jan 3, 2017   Welbodi Partnership Report October – December 2016 Community engagement: participation in the Polio vaccination campaign (round 4) in Western Area Urban District, Freetown, Sierra Leone, 28th - 30th October 2016. Introduction Listening to local people and involving them in decisions about local health care provision is key to Welbodi’s partnership approach.   Now that the ebola outbreak has finished, we can focus again on engaging the community in  programmes to support.... Read more

Help Care For Ebola Orphans in Sierra Leone - Develop Africa, Inc.

Dream Home Kids Celebrate Birthdays and Holidays!

Jan 13, 2017   Dear project supporters,We send warm greetings to you from the Dream Home children - who are doing well.  They are growing and studying hard in school. Each month brings a new adventure, challenge and milestone for themIn November, Susan, Felicia and Aminata's birthdays were celebrated with a special birthday dinner and party at the Dream Home.  Your support helps to provide a birthday party each month.  With 22 kids, there is never a dull moment.On December 27th, there.... Read more

Build A New Home for Ebola Orphans in Sierra Leone - Develop Africa, Inc.

The Dream Home Gets a Paint Refresh

Jan 3, 2017   Dear friendsFreetown, where the Dream Home is located, receives a lot of rainfall - with high humidity. The discolored and faded outside walls of the Dream Home were in need of a fresh coat of paint. You can see this in one of the group photos in this report.Since the last report, this project has raised $50.  These funds were used towards repainting the entire Dream Home at a total cost of around $375 - using a weathershield oil paint. This paint refresh came at a great time as we.... Read more

GlobalGiving Ebola Epidemic Relief Fund - GlobalGiving

Progress on All Fronts!

Dec 30, 2016   Last week, news broke that a successful Ebola vaccine had been developed. According to the journal article detailing the breakthrough, the vaccine was 100% effective across the 6,000 recipients. This is life-changing news for our partners working in Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia, and for everyone across the world! Thanks to your support of the GlobalGiving Ebola Epidemic Relief Fund, dozens of our partners have been able to provide the much-needed support for those communities ravaged by the.... Read more

Help 250 Youth Recover From Ebola in Guinea - MindLeaps

The Story of Alseny

Dec 13, 2016   You are receiving this Project Report since you are a current supporter of the MindLeaps GlobalGiving Program: “Help 250 Youth Recover from Ebola in Guinea.”  The Story of Alseny…  On Saturday, November 26th, MindLeaps Guinea, in partnership with EDUGRADE, invited the families of 44 of our youth together.  These families watched some of our students present their work and describe how their lives are changing after Ebola.  In particular, the story of Alseny.... Read more

Transforming Liberia Through Film - Accountability Lab

From our Film School to national TV, TEDx & beyond

Dec 15, 2016   Through the Accountablity Film School, young people are overcoming the difficult challenges of life in Liberia (from the effects of the civil war to the aftermath of the Ebola crisis) and launching incredibly impactful film careers. One of the graduates named Boakai is currently traveling to four different counties filming episodes for Integrity Idol - a campaign to highlight the country's most honest government officials. His work will be broadcasted on.... Read more

After Ebola, Gardens Help Rebuild Lives - Seed Programs International

Fertilize, fertilize, fertilize! (Pass it on.)

Dec 12, 2016   Education for farmers and their communities is a critical component for reestablishing self-sufficiency after Ebola, and the farmers of the SPI Liberia Partnership Network have made education a priority. Continuing the collaborative action plan from May's stakeholder meeting, these self-organized working groups designed and conducted trainings and skill-sharing events that are accessible by all participants of the partnership. Seven trainings were planned for June through August, and they didn't.... Read more

Kidsave Sierra Leone Ebola Orphan Relief - Kidsave International

Getting Ebola Orphans into Families

Dec 7, 2016   The Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone is over but the devastation remains. Children are still suffering.  First taken to Ebola Care Centers by ambulances with their ailing parents, some children were sick with the virus too, yet many survived one or both parents and remained in interim care centers and orphanages.  It is estimated that over 11,000 children were impacted by Ebola and that about half still remain in institutional care in spite of having living relatives. .... Read more

Girl Power Project - GPP - ChildHelp Sierra Leone

Girls Educational Challenge/Girl Power

Dec 1, 2016   REPORT ON USE OF FUNDS AND SITUATION 28th November, 2016 GLOBAL GIVING REPORT 2016 NOVEMBER Project Title:  Girls Educational Challenge/Girl Power Funds Raised so far: 3,130.87 Reporting Period: 28th November 2016 ACTIVITIES/ EXPENSES When you invest in a girl, the whole world benefits?  Girls Educational Challenge /Girl Power Project is one of ChildHelp Sierra Leone activity that empowers girls dramatically to improve the wellbeing of their families and their communities changing.... Read more

Psycho Social support for Ebola victims - IsraAID

Small update from Sierra Leone for Giving Tuesday

Nov 29, 2016   November 29, it is Giving Tuesday and your donation to IsraAID via GlobalGiving will be 50 % matched by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation – do not miss this opportunity! Thank you for your support - here is a short update from the field: Over the past two weeks the team has concluded the Planting Promise project and helped partners plan both the national Mental Health Conference and a first major young girl's camp led by one of our strongest partners, the First Lady of.... Read more

The kids kitchen: daily meals in the wake of Ebola - Glocal Forum YaLa Africa Freetown

Second year of success!

Nov 25, 2016   On September 13th, we opened the We Are the Future nursery and primary school for another academic year in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Thanks to your generosity, we will be able to keep our project The Kids Kitchen open again this year. This means all our pupils from nursery to class 5 (we don't have a class 6 yet) will get a meal, every school day. For a lot of these children, it is the only meal they will get that day.   Since Ebola, Sierra Leone is going through an extremely tough economic.... Read more

#ISurvivedEbola Campaign - PCI-Media Impact

#ISurvivedEbola Campaign Project Summary

Nov 10, 2016   We are grateful for the generous donations made through Global Giving to help us advance PCI Media Impact’s #ISurvivedEbola Campaign. This transmedia project mobilized survivors of Africa’s deadly Ebola epidemic from Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone to share stories of recovery to inform the West African general public about the virus and how they could protect themselves and their communities from it, reduce stigmatization, and promote reintegration of Ebola survivors.  Over.... Read more

Out Run EBOLA: awareness/protection for children - Touching Humanity in Need of Kindness (THINK)

Advancing the Rights of Adolescent Girls Project

Nov 7, 2016   THINK, as an implementing partner of UN Women, has just started a short-term, 4 months with the UN/Government Of Liberia Joint Programme on Adolescent Girls (JPAG) in Montserrado, Margibi and Gbarpolu Counties. This term is the third phase of the project helping adolescent girls to know their rights, participate in basic literacy, acquire business skills, life skills, learn about HIV/AIDS, Sexual and Gender Based Violence prevention and response and interact with each other using sports, music.... Read more

Survivors: a portrait of the Ebola crisis - Mirabel Pictures / WeOwnTV

Our Sierra Leonean Collaborators in Kenya and the U.S.

Oct 30, 2016   We have great news to share!  After months of trying and a long wait, our Sierra Leonean collaborator, Arthur, received a U.S. Visa!  He has joined us in the U.S. to work on the edit of Survivors. It is incredibly important to us and critical for the film to have Arthur’s input in the editing process and we are thrilled he can join us in person.  He is in the U.S. for six weeks including a week in New York City where he will meet with other filmmakers, mentors, and our.... Read more

WeOwnTV Filmmaker Fellowship - Mirabel Pictures / WeOwnTV

Learning from Failure

Oct 28, 2016   “Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end.” - Denis Waitley Since its founding in 2010, the WeOwnTV Freetown Media Center has supported media literacy, civic awareness and engagement, and video production skills that facilitate workforce development and independent journalism in Sierra Leone. Our philosophy has always been that no one is more qualified to help Sierra Leoneans than themselves. This was proven even more true and significant when we were.... Read more

Responding to the Ebola Outbreak in West Africa - International Medical Corps

Comfort's Story: Providing Care to Ebola Survivors

Oct 26, 2016   “It was like a big cloud over my eyes,” Comfort Kollie says, describing how it felt to slowly lose her sight. Comfort spent 17 days in International Medical Corps’ Ebola Treatment Unit in Bong, Liberia before being discharged with a clean bill of health. But not long after returning home to her family, Comfort began experiencing excruciating pain in her bones and joints, and then the world began to darken. She recalls, “I cried. I thought I would never see.... Read more

Support Liberian Family Health Care and Education - IMANI HOUSE, Inc

DECREASE INFANT MORTALITY - SUPPORT THE INSTALLATION OF LATRINES AND WELLS!

Oct 26, 2016   Dear As the Holiday Season approaches we’d like to take this opportunity to send thanks and appreciation for your support of the Imani House Liberia Maternal and Child Health Care Clinic and Health Education Programs. Philanthropy is an act of compassion, benevolence, and goodwill. This makes you special as part of a solution that will help our world turn right side up as each of us commits to helping someone less able. Please Make Your Holiday Contribution to the Imani House Liberia.... Read more

Empowering Women and Girls - Touching Humanity in Need of Kindness (THINK)

Let Girls Learn

Oct 26, 2016   October 2016 Six visually impaired students receive lap top computers from donations made possible by the Global Neighborhood Fund and the Santa Barbara Foundation. A School in Boston heard of the drive to get computers for Liberian students and donated 30 lap top computers to THINK for students and for THINK to start a computer literacy program. Global Fund For Children paid a field visit to THINK this quarter. International Day of the Girl Child 2016 Celebrated in a Special Way In June 2016,.... Read more

Build A New Home for Ebola Orphans in Sierra Leone - Develop Africa, Inc.

Site Visit By Sylvester - Discussions With Realtor

Oct 17, 2016   Dear Project Supporters,  At the end of July, Sylvester made a 2 week project visit to Sierra Leone.  The Dream Home was one of the top reasons for his trip. He reports on his trip as follows: "The trip provided me with the opportunity to observe, learn, interact and evaluate. I spent quality time with the Dream Home kids as a group and also on a one-to-one basis. I interacted with each of the kids individually. I wanted to understand their fears and dreams.  I wanted to.... Read more

Quality Education in Sierra Leone and Liberia - Solon Foundation UK

Amazing Grace: a rigorous approach to improving literacy for struggling readers

Oct 7, 2016   Grace is a Grade 8 student at one of Rising Academies’ schools in Sierra Leone. She wears a bow in her hair and speaks in a quiet, gravelly voice. When she gets nervous she laughs and runs her hand down her face like she’s trying to wipe away the nerves. Grace is amazing because even though she has struggled throughout her school career, and even though her family couldn’t afford to send her to school at all for most of the last 4 years, she never gave up on her.... Read more

Communities Fighting Ebola in Urban Sierra Leone - The Welbodi Partnership

Training, Capacity Building and Research

Sep 30, 2016   We have been busy! As we come out of the Ebola response phase of our work we are now focusing on working closely with the community advocacy group that did so much during the outbreak. Tok fo Pikin Welbodi are a collection of volunteers that are passionate about improving child and maternal health in Eastern Freetown. This month we trained members of this group in data collection and worked closely with them to undertake a survey of 11 primary health centres and the people they serve. This not.... Read more

Help Care For Ebola Orphans in Sierra Leone - Develop Africa, Inc.

Visit to the Dream Home By Sylvester & Dream Home Children Start a New School Year

Oct 16, 2016   Dear Project Supporters, September marked the start of a new school year for the Dream Home children and thanks to your ongoing support, the children had new uniforms and school supplies.    At the end of July, Sylvester made a surprise, 2 week project visit to Sierra Leone.  The Dream Home was one of the top reasons for his trip. He reports on his trip as follows: "The kids were very appreciative fo the support that you have provided towards their on-going needs.  They.... Read more

Help 250 Youth Recover From Ebola in Guinea - MindLeaps

Celebrating Our First 50 Graduates!

Sep 21, 2016   You are receiving this Project Report since you are a current supporter of the MindLeaps GlobalGiving Program: “Help 250 Youth Recover from Ebola in Guinea.” Celebrating Our Achievement! On Saturday, October 8th, MindLeaps Guinea will celebrate a milestone in our Kindia program with a public celebration for the community.  The program has now been running for 7+ months following our re-opening after the Ebola crisis.  During these months, 50 youth have attended our program.... Read more

Psycho Social support for Ebola victims - IsraAID

Positive Change In Sierra Leone

Sep 21, 2016   Background In spring 2014, the Ebola Virus Disease Epidemic (EVD)spread across West Africa into Sierra Leone. It killed over 3,500 individuals in Sierra Leone alone and left about 3,500 survivors in its wake. Amidst the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak, IsraAID’s mission in Sierra Leone launched in September 2014, when a preliminary needs assessment highlighted the gaps in mental health response being provided. Given their expertise in trauma and psychosocial support, IsraAID has.... Read more

Partners In Health Ebola Response - Partners In Health (PIH)

PIH Ebola Response September 2016 Update

Sep 20, 2016   Thank you for your continued support of Partners In Health's efforts to rebuild the health systems in Sierra Leona and Liberia that were destroyed by Ebola.  We're pleased to share with you an article from the Thomson Reuters Foundation that highlights the necessity of strengthening West Africa's health systems. An excerpt is below, along with a link to the full article:   "Rushing from one pregnant woman to another in the antenatal ward of Sierra Leone's main maternity hospital,.... Read more

GlobalGiving Ebola Epidemic Relief Fund - GlobalGiving

Building For the Future in Body and Mind

Sep 16, 2016   With so much of today’s international health news focused on the spreading Zika Virus and the discovery of unfrozen anthrax in Siberia, West Africa’s recovery from the Ebola epidemic has not drawn as much attention. But the work continues! Nonprofits, volunteers, and donors (like you!) need to continue to provide support to the West African states of Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea, and all those who suffered directly or indirectly from the devastation the virus caused. Today, we.... Read more

Transforming Liberia Through Film - Accountability Lab

Using Film to Prepare Liberia for Elections

Sep 15, 2016   This week the seventh cohort is graduating from Liberia Film Institute's Accountability Film School. After learning the fundamentals of both filmmaking and accountability, these students will present the four short films they created to a crowded room of local stakeholders. These films address the accountability issues exacerbated by the Ebola crisis, as well as new issues of civic rights and voter education arising from Liberia’s upcoming presidential election. Following the graduation,.... Read more

Provide housing for 100 Ebola affected orphans - Christ Children Home Educational Fund (CCHEF)

Provide housing for 100 Ebola affected orphans

Sep 12, 2016   Hi everyone,   Hope this report meets all of you in good health. All of us at CCHEF want to say Thankyou for all the love and care you have shown us and the children we serve. Together we have fought to provide housing for these wonderful children who otherwise will be left out in the cold to fend for themselves by doing whatever it takes to survive, but with your partnership, we are giving these children a pathway to a better life. Your funding is also being used to expand a substantial.... Read more

After Ebola, Gardens Help Rebuild Lives - Seed Programs International

SPI Liberia Partnership Network: Building It Out

Sep 9, 2016   Capacity building, community outreach, support from agricultural experts, and the establishment of information and skill sharing systems are all key components for SPI’s Ebola recovery project. At May’s stakeholder meeting, hosted by Mayor Christine Norman and REAP Liberia, self-formed and self-run groups forged a partnership to build out their own farming programs by sharing resources and skills. “There is a need that we establish a strong network with one common goal and.... Read more

Kidsave Sierra Leone Ebola Orphan Relief - Kidsave International

Kidsave Sierra Leone Report due today

Sep 7, 2016   Dear GlobalGiving Friends, Attached is our emailed report as I am out of the country.  I hope you can work with this.  Please confirm receipt. Terry With the advent of a new partner we have been doing intensive training to insure that the Kidsave Family Visit Model protocol is adhered to and that all child welfare procedures are followed.   Training emphasis has been placed on hosting and how hosting visits will coordinate with school sessions and school vacations, making.... Read more

Fighting The Outbreak of Ebola in Liberia - Vision Awake Africa for Development

Academic result of the Ebola's orphans

Sep 7, 2016   It has been a little long now since we gave an update about this project but we are pleased to be able to update you finally. We again want to extend our thanks and appreciation to all of the friends and donors who have been able to gave their support to these hopeless kids. Schools got closed last month and we wanted to get all of their reports from their schools before giving an update. The performances of most of the kids were excellent and we are very proud of that and we are happy that the.... Read more

Psycho Social support for Ebola victims - IsraAID

Community Engagement Ebola Heroes

Sep 7, 2016   In spring 2014, the Ebola Virus Disease Epidemic (EVD) spread across West Africa into Sierra Leone. It killed over 3,500 individuals in Sierra Leone alone, and left about 3,500 survivors in its wake. Early emergent health consequences for survivors include joint pain, depression, anxiety, neurological symptoms, chronic pain, and ophthalmological issues. Throughout the epidemic and in its aftermath, survivors have been exposed to a multitude of risk factors that are known to trigger common.... Read more

Girl Power Project - GPP - ChildHelp Sierra Leone

GIRLS EDUCATIONAL CHALLENGE

Sep 1, 2016   ChildHelp Sierra Leone REPORT ON USE OF FUNDS AND SITUATION 31st August,  2016 GLOBAL GIVING REPORT Project Title:  End early child marriage through Education/Girls Educational Challenge Funds Raised so far: $4,610.72                    £ 299 GBP (USD$ 460.7) received from fundraised from November 19, 2014 up to March 8th 2015. Reporting Period: 31st August, 2016 ACTIVITIES/.... Read more

The kids kitchen: daily meals in the wake of Ebola - Glocal Forum YaLa Africa Freetown

A world of difference!

Aug 26, 2016   The summer holiday is still ongoing but, here, at the We Are the Future centre, we are already prepping for the new academic year which will start in September.  This year, we hope to continue on our trajectory to assist vulnerable children from our community. Check out what you have helped us achieve so far by comparing the last two academic years. 2014/2015 school year: In the academic year 2015/2016, out of 140 children enrolled at the beginning of the year, only 122 finished. Very.... Read more

Ebola Orphans Aid - Advocacy Initiative for Development (AID)

Project Updates

Aug 25, 2016   Through the Ebola Orphans Aid project, AID Sierra Leone has been supporting children orphaned by the deadly Ebola virus. We've been able to use the funds raised so far through the GlobalGiving platform to help provide much needed food, clothing, school supplies, trauma counselling for at least 20 Orphans in the country. The organization also carried out radio sensitization programs on stigmatization, marginalization and abuse in respect of Ebola Orphans. Regardless of the challenges we face, the.... Read more

#ISurvivedEbola Campaign - PCI-Media Impact

Spotlight on Liberia: Survivors Association Update

Aug 15, 2016   In May I shared the inspiring news of the important work that survivors associations in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia are undertaking to pioneer reintegration of Ebola survivors, promote long-term adoption of disease prevention practices and challenge harmful stereotypes. With the aid of capacity building seed grants from PCI Media Impact, these associations have made significant advances in meeting urgent needs in their communities. The Ebola Survivors Association of Liberia/West Africa.... Read more

WeOwnTV Filmmaker Fellowship - Mirabel Pictures / WeOwnTV

WeOwnTV Documentary Story Challenge

Aug 9, 2016   Hello to all of our wonderful supporters! WeOwnTV and the Freetown Media Center have been busy this summer starting to edit Survivors, the feature film we are co-producing as well as mentoring local filmmakers in West Africa as part of the our first annual documentary Story Challenge.  The seven chosen fellows have been in production on their short films.  They will attend a post-production workshop in Freetown, Sierra Leone, this November.  We can’t wait to see the.... Read more

Survivors: a portrait of the Ebola crisis - Mirabel Pictures / WeOwnTV

Sundance Edit lab and Story Challenge

Aug 1, 2016   Hello to all of our wonderful supporters!We sincerely appreciate your continued support for Survivors and the filmmakers at the WeOwnTV Freetown Media Center. Our team just returned from one week at the Sundance edit lab.  It was an amazing experience that was also made bittersweet as our Sierra Leonean colleagues, Arthur and Barmmy, were not able to get US VISAs to join us.  We have however hatched a new plan to be together for our edit. Survivors was also selected to participate.... Read more

Responding to the Ebola Outbreak in West Africa - International Medical Corps

Keeping Mothers and Babies Safe in Sierra Leone

Jul 28, 2016   A maternal and child health aide described a newborn baby as “pale and floppy” following a complex caesarean. “Previously we would have just wrapped the baby in a blanket and thought there was nothing we could do, but now we know what to do.” Because of International Medical Corps’ pilot training program, the maternal and child health aide used her newly-acquired skills and successfully resuscitated the baby. She was so proud of what she had done and she said her.... Read more

Support Liberian Family Health Care and Education - IMANI HOUSE, Inc

Reminder: Update for the IMANI HOUSE Liberia Health Services

Jul 28, 2016   THANKS so much for your support when Ebola was attacking Liberian's with no regard for life or futures.  Imani House could not have been a part of ending this plague nor the recovery efforts if not for your generosity. So where are we now?  Imani House remains on the frontlines of development in Liberia. Our programs are managed, run and directed by professional Liberian staff who continue to provide health care, adult literacy and health education services to the wider.... Read more

Out Run EBOLA: awareness/protection for children - Touching Humanity in Need of Kindness (THINK)

Michelle Obama surprise visit

Jul 25, 2016   On June 27, 2016, Mrs. Michelle Obama, her mother and two daughters visited Liberia and had a Round Table discussion with 20 adolescent girls, 3 of whom were from THINK. The rest of the 17 girls came from USAID and Peace Corps projects as well as girls from two boarding schools. The girls talked about challenges they face in being able to go to school and growing up in a developing country in sub-Sahara Africa. They are challenged with harmful traditional practices such as early marriage,.... Read more

Empowering Women and Girls - Touching Humanity in Need of Kindness (THINK)

Continuing after Ebola

Jul 25, 2016   The THINK Home Cycle 12 will be graduating on August 13, 2016.  This group of 25 girls will bring the total of adolescent girls and young women that have graduated from this program to 360 since the THINK Home opened in 2003. THINK Safe Home provided services to 15 survivors, 10 new cases of sexual violence, 4 girls who are victims of human trafficking and 1 girl in need of protection.  The THINK Juvenile Transit Center provided shelter and services to 13 children that came in.... Read more

Build A New Home for Ebola Orphans in Sierra Leone - Develop Africa, Inc.

Reviewing housing options

Jul 25, 2016   Dear project partnersWe have spent the past couple months reviewing options and possibilities.  The current options that we are considering are as follows: 1. Improve the current facilities - arrange with the landlord to add a couple more rooms, better toilet facilities etc. 2. Build / buy a house 3.  Rent / lease a house Here are some updates. Build or buy a house:  we have reviewed 3 houses that are available for sale and we found them to be on the.... Read more

Quality Education in Sierra Leone and Liberia - Solon Foundation UK

Walk a mile in their shoes

Jul 19, 2016   Part of being a new organisation is making mistakes and learning from them. This is a story about a mistake we made about shoes for our scholarship students. Footwear might seem an unlikely source of mistakes, but then again one of the other things about being a new organisation is that you don’t always know what’s going to cause you problems. Here’s what happened. Students at Rising Academy Network schools pay a single inclusive fee that covers everything from tuition to.... Read more

Help Young Mom, Nancy Complete Her Education - Develop Africa, Inc.

Life-Altering Support!

Sep 12, 2016   Dear Project Supporters, Nancy is getting a chance at a better life thanks to you.  Through your support we have raised some of what we need to help pay for part of Nancy's tuition, books, school supplies and related school expenses.  We are so excited and very grateful for your support. This support is life-altering for Nancy. We have together given her hope and a new start.We welcome your support in providing full support for several other student scholarships..... Read more

Help Care For Ebola Orphans in Sierra Leone - Develop Africa, Inc.

Dream Home Celebrates One Year - Hope, Courage and Learning

Jul 25, 2016   Dear Project Partners,It's hard to believe that the Dream Home opened its doors to Ebola orphans over a year ago already.  It has been one amazing year of progress and growth - thanks to your support.  Over the past year we have been through times of sickness and health. We have been through times of want and plenty.  Overall it has been an amazing journey of hope, courage and learning.In May, we celebrated the Dream Home being open for one year. Food and drinks were shared and.... Read more

A Medical Checkup for 22 Ebola Orphans - Develop Africa, Inc.

Raising Healthy Girls & Boys

Jul 1, 2016   Dear project partners The Dream Home children range from 2-17 years old and we had no medical records for any of them or any idea what immunizations they had or what they needed.   Thanks to your contributions we have been able to start providing the needed immunizations. We have created medical records for each of the 22 children that live in the Dream Home. Having documented accurate medical records will help these children to grow up healthy and strong. Your support helped cover some.... Read more

Make Motherhood Safe in Ebola-affected Countries - Friends of UNFPA, Inc

Building Resilience: UNFPA's Work in Ebola-Affected West Africa

Jun 29, 2016   Since early 2015, Friends of UNFPA’s Global Giving project, “Make Motherhood Safe in Ebola-affected Countries” has helped UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, rebuild health systems throughout West Africa that were devastated by the outbreak. With help from generous supporters like you, health systems are now on the road to recovery and are better situated to face future public health emergencies. With the outbreak declared officially over in January 2016 by the World.... Read more

Communities Fighting Ebola in Urban Sierra Leone - The Welbodi Partnership

News from Freetown

Jun 27, 2016   Although the Ebola outbreak has officially been declared over, it is essential that we continue to address the issues caused or highlighted by the outbreak. We are focusing on rebuilding trust in the healthcare system and improving access to it in the communities we serve. We are working with an advocacy group called Tok fo Pikin Welbodi to reach out to the community and deliver vital messages on how to keep communities safe from a resurgence of Ebola, how to access healthcare and how to.... Read more

Help 250 Youth Recover From Ebola in Guinea - MindLeaps

In Post-Ebola Guinea, Young Girls Fight to Thrive

Jun 28, 2016   You are receiving this Project Report since you are a current supporter of the MindLeaps GlobalGiving Program: “Help 250 Youth Recover from Ebola in Guinea.” Working in Kindia Working in the city of Kindia, MindLeaps is serving out-of-school youth and street children to ensure they have access to meals and a path back to formal education.  This city is the military headquarters for the entire country.  There were cases of Ebola in Kindia during the epidemic.  Now,.... Read more

Partners In Health Ebola Response - Partners In Health (PIH)

PIH Ebola Response June 2016 Update

Jun 22, 2016   Above: A labor and delivery bed in Liberia's Pleebo Health Center, before Partners In Health renovated. This is one example of the inadequate facilities that comprised the country's weak health system. Ebola may not dominate the news cycle anymore, but the crisis is far from over, as Sierra Leone and Liberia continue to suffer the consequences of an epidemic that killed thousands and destroyed already-weak health systems. Partners In Health is committed to rebuilding these systems to.... Read more

Help Orphan Derick Smile Again - Develop Africa, Inc.

Bringing a Smile to Derick!

Jun 22, 2016   "Thank you for making me smile again." This is Derick's message of gratitude an appreciation to YOU.Derick lost both his parents last year to Ebola and thanks to you we are giving him a second chance.  Thank you so much for helping to make the next phase of Derick's dream come true. Through your support, Derick has received funding to help pay for his tuition, books, school supplies and related school expenses. We are so very grateful for your support.We welcome your support in providing.... Read more

Transforming Liberia Through Film - Accountability Lab

Meet the newest Accountability Film School graduates!

Jun 15, 2016   Our local partner, the Liberia Film Institute, recently held a graduation for its six class of accountability film students. These six students were honored in front of a crowd of special guests and VIPs after months of classes through which they learned technical film making skills along with in-depth classes on issues of accountability, citizenship and integrity. Divine Anderson, the Director of the film school said at the graduation: “Youth are the future of this country and.... Read more

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