Empower Children in Sierra Leone

by Share HEART in Africa, Inc.
Empower Children in Sierra Leone
Empower Children in Sierra Leone
Empower Children in Sierra Leone
Empower Children in Sierra Leone
Empower Children in Sierra Leone
Empower Children in Sierra Leone
Empower Children in Sierra Leone
Empower Children in Sierra Leone
Empower Children in Sierra Leone
Empower Children in Sierra Leone
Empower Children in Sierra Leone
Empower Children in Sierra Leone
Empower Children in Sierra Leone
Empower Children in Sierra Leone
Empower Children in Sierra Leone
Empower Children in Sierra Leone
Empower Children in Sierra Leone
Empower Children in Sierra Leone

Summary

Share HEART in Africa places great emphasis on the importance of education in the transformation of a child's life. By providing these children with this gift, we hope to inspire and empower them to become Sierra Leone's future leaders.

$9,397
total raised
78
donors
0
monthly donors
4
years

Challenge

Ebola has orphaned many children across West Africa. These children are shunned and rejected by relatives and neighbors. This vicious Ebola virus also kept schools closed for 9 months in Sierra Leone. The educational system which has not recovered fully from the country's 11yr civil war, now has added to it the Ebola virus further decreasing the literacy rate and damaging the recent years of educational gains.

Solution

Orphans are placed in a loving family home in Sierra Leone and are supported with educational scholarships, books, supplies and uniforms needed to be a successful citizen. These children are empowered through education thereby reducing the illiteracy rate and increasing opportunity. Orphaned youth and young adults are trained with vocational skills to enable them to be successful as adults and become responsible citizens able to transform Sierra Leone from within.

Long-Term Impact

The long term impact is three-fold: 1) As children are educated, this will increase their ability to rise out of poverty which plagues much of the country. 2) Education is one of the driving forces that keeps disease down. As the literacy rate increases communicable diseases, which often end in death, will decrease. 3) Education and vocational training will give way to more opportunities and allow entrepreneurship to develop. We desire to help Sierra Leone rise from its third world status.

Resources

http:/​/​www.shareheartinafrica.org
Website
Share HEART in Africa - YouTube Video
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Organization Information

Share HEART in Africa, Inc.

Location: Newport News, VA - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @shareheartinafr
Share HEART in Africa, Inc.
Saffiatu Harper
Project Leader:
Saffiatu Harper
Newport News, VA United States

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