Monday 11 May 2020

“What happened to me in Ebola will not happen during Corona.”

In disasters and outbreaks, it’s women and children who suffer the most. Kadiatu* 17, a beneficiary of ‘Second Chance’ Project by Save the Children lives at the Rokupa wharf, a densely populated fishing community where thousands of people live in makeshift homes built with mud and corrugated metal sheets.

Wednesday 29 April 2020

Reducing the risks surrounding teenage girls amidst COVID 19 pandemic


Beneficiaries in Dwazark receiving Save the Children COVID-19 Emergency Response packages. Photo credit: Abdul Sillah.

“I thank Save the Children for what they have done for me today. This donation will help me a lot. Because of this, I will not be tempted to join bad friends or go out in the streets to find food because I have it enough in my house.”

Wednesday 22 April 2020

Frankly speaking: Children share their views on COVID-19


Save the Children Sierra Leone is conducting a rapid assessment of children in selected communities to find out how COVID-19 is affecting their lives.  Through frank conversations with children aged five to eighteen years, the assessment will find out how much information children have about COVID-19, how they feel about school closure and concerns they have about staying at home.

Tuesday 7 April 2020

Save the Children launches its biggest ever appeal to protect children from COVID-19

Aid organisation seeks to raise $100 million in urgent race to help save millions of lives

Save the Children warns that the global coronavirus pandemic threatens to devastate children’s health and education, and cause unprecedented protection needs. In the largest appeal in its 100-year-history, the agency is aiming to raise $100 million to urgently keep children and their families safe during the global COVID-19 outbreak, the most serious threat to global health and security in modern times.

Monday 30 March 2020

“The School told me not to attend anymore”

30 March 2020, Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Today, the Ministry of Basic and Senior Secondary Education announced that it has overturned the decision in 2010 which has banned adolescent pregnant girls from going to school. This will now be replaced by two new polices ‘Radical Inclusion’ and ‘Comprehensive safety’ of all children in education.