In Sierra Leone, poverty remains widespread with more than 60% of the population living on less than US$ 1.25 a day. Unemployment and illiteracy levels remain high, particularly among youth (United Nations). We are addressing this need by providing scholarships, books, school and teaching supplies, solar lights, and computer training. This provides children and youths with a proven path to empowerment and self-sufficiency. They have access to new opportunities and hope for a better future.
According to the United Nations, 42% of African school children will drop out before the end of primary education. Many schools lack the fundamental resources essential for quality education. The end result is a deficient and "half-baked" workforce. This results in crippling incompetence and a lack of quality leadership - both at home and at work. There is an urgent need to address this by providing empowering and quality education in concert with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
This project addresses the failure points and weak areas that need boosting. Education is a sustainable means to alleviate poverty and bring lasting change. Providing quality education to children reflects the fact that every child is entitled to fundamental human rights and is to be treated with dignity. We are providing scholarships, school supplies, computer training, etc.. This helps to reduce illiteracy and school dropout rates. Beneficiaries are empowered and lives are transformed.
The project is an effective long-term investment as it provides quality educational opportunities for children and youths. This is helping them to rise above poverty, become independent and better decision-makers. They are then better capable of making a significant contribution to their families, communities, nation, and the world at large. Education reduces poverty.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
UN Human Development Report - Sierra Leone
UN Country Information - Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone - Country Education Status Report
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