This project focuses on alleviating the suffering of over 5,000 children affected by war by providing better hygienic and learning facilities at an existing refugee camp in Sierra Leone.
This program will address problems in the Waterloo Refugee Camp located in the western rural part of Freetown, Sierra Leone. The lack of sufficient latrines leads to poor public hygiene and the majority of illnesses within the camp. Additionally, the students in the camp’s seven schools are in need of chairs and desks in order to learn in a comfortable environment. This program will incorporate ideas about basic hygiene and peace and conflict resolution into the curriculum.
The project will involve the construction of 5 additional latrines, which will drastically reduce the amount of illnesses in the camp. In addition to providing 3,000 desks and chairs, a 3-day training workshop for teachers will be conducted.
This project will help more than 9000 people by eradicating disease caused by poor hygeine and providing better education to help the people make long term, sustainable adjustments.
This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).
Youth Action International - Sierra Leone
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