Empowerment in the Waterloo Refugee Camp

by Youth Action International - Sierra Leone

Summary

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.
$355
total raised
14
donors
0
monthly donors
8
years active

Challenge

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.

Solution

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.

Long-Term Impact

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.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

Youth Action International - Sierra Leone
Information on Sierra Leone

Organization Information

Youth Action International - Sierra Leone

Location: Sierra Leone, 232 - Sierra Leone
Website: http:/​/​www.peaceforkids.org
Project Leader:
Alhaji Jalloh
Volunteer
Middlebury, Vermont United States

Funded Project!

Thanks to 14 donors like you, a total of $355 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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