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Ebola Epidemic Relief

The projects listed below are engaging in wide range of proven tactics to speed the recovery from the outbreak in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. Since the outbreak began, they've delivered direct medical care for the sick, supplied protective gear for aid workers, promoted hygiene and outreach campaigns for communities at risk, and provided humane support for survivors. All have been thoroughly vetted and will provide you with ongoing updates about the impact of your donation.

Help Care For Ebola Orphans in Sierra Leone
This project helps take care of 3 children who are too old to be adopted but lost both parents during the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone. The support they receive includes food, clothing, school-related expenses, and psycho-social support/counseling. The kids are encouraged to dream again and taught that they can be and do anything by giving them a bright future, ensuring they do not have undesirable lifestyles.
WeOwnTV Filmmaker Fellowship
IN THE WAKE OF THE RECENT EBOLA CRISIS we believe there is a clear opportunity to foster positive change out of this devastating health disaster, by providing forums for self expression and peaceful debate through the medium of documentary film. In 2016 we launched the WeOwnTV Filmmaker Fellowship a regional film fund a regional film fund and professional development program supporting the production of independent documentaries directed by Guinean, Sierra Leonean and Liberian filmmakers.
Kidsave Sierra Leone Ebola Orphan Relief
Kidsave's program gives children who have lost their parents to the Ebola outbreak an opportunity to once again find a home. Since Kidsave began its programs in Sierra Leone in 2010, 470 forgotten children have been placed in homes. While most of the children were reunited with their biological family members, some were placed with host and foster care families. Furthermore, Kidsave is planning to launch a program for working moms who have reunified with children, would receive a loan.
Support Liberian Family Health Care and Education
Many rural areas in Liberia lack healthcare, health ed., or literacy services. Without this Liberians don't know how to use preventative methods that decrease infant and maternal mortality and improve the quality of life. Each year IHI's Clinic serves over 15,000 people, and our literacy programs work with 200 women and our new "Liberian Women's Health Manual" will be used by local women to teach women and girls improved health, sanitation, nutrition and human rights practices. Please contribute
Empowering Women and Girls
This project will support efforts to combat the incidence of sexual and gender-based violence in Liberia by providing awareness on the prevention of gender-based violence, including human trafficking against women and girls.
Quality Education in Sierra Leone and Liberia
We enable disadvantaged children in Sierra Leone and Liberia to access quality education. In Sierra Leone, we support the only functioning primary school on the remote Turtle Islands, and provide scholarships to children from low income families to attend high quality schools in Freetown. In Liberia, we fund the LIFE for Liberia literacy center serving out-of-school children in Paynesville, outside Monrovia.
Out Run EBOLA: awareness/protection for children
The EBOLA Virus Disease (EVD) has sprinted across West Africa infecting over 20,000 people. Awareness and preventative training is the best way to outrun the epidemic. THINK (Touching Humanity In Need of Kindness) has been working with the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection to raise awareness in communities throughout Liberia.
Fighting The Outbreak of Ebola in Liberia
Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Nigeria are currently experiencing the most serious and widespread Ebola outbreak that history can record. The outbreak of this virus is claiming more and more lives on a daily basis. Communities are struggling to contain the virus and control the epidemic. VAAFD will help disseminate vital sanitation and medical supplies to clinics communities across Liberia, educate people on how to stop and contain the outbreak and support families of those in quarantine.
Help 250 Youth Recover From Ebola in Guinea
Before the outbreak of Ebola in Guinea, 47% of the population was living below the poverty line (CIA, 2015). Since 2014, West Africa has had over 11,000 deaths from Ebola. Five months after Liberia was declared Ebola-free, Guinea is still dealing with newly confirmed cases and over 2,500 deaths (BBC, 2015). MindLeaps has been serving youth in Guinea since 2011. Now, 250 of these youth and their families are in need of humanitarian relief in the town of Kindia.
Transforming Liberia Through Film
This project trains Liberian youth to use film as a tool for social change in their communities. Students learn script writing, film production, and editing skills to make films about critical challenges where they live. It also supports a free "New Media Lab" where the students have access to recording, editing and dissemination tools. We then help them to share these films with thousands of people- including government officials and people in power- through mobile cinema and film festival
Provide housing for 100 Ebola affected orphans
Since the Ebola virus outbreak in 2014, over 4500 children lost their parents and became orphaned. These children are now struggling to find food, shelter, medical care and the support they need to sustain themselves in the proper way. Taking them off the streets is very essential because if we don't they could be exploited in many ways for example the sex trade, child labor, arm robbery, and theft. Upon completion of the girls and boys dorms, we will be able to house 100 orphan children.
Story-telling cloth for Ebola Education
In West Africa, textiles have traditionally served as a medium of communication, and a method of storytelling. GAIA VF has successfully developed a fabric design to promote knowledge of HPV and cervical cancer. We are now working on distributing a cloth design that would help health workers educate the population about Ebola symptoms and how to protect against the virus' spread. The cloth will be distributed to health workers in Ebola-affected countries, and used to raise awareness.
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