Save the Children in Sierra Leone

Save the Children began working in Sierra Leone in 1999 in response to the war. Initial focus was on child reunification during the war - Save the Children helped children to find their parents or family members and helped those children that had been forced into the fighting as child soldiers. Our current Country Strategic Plan (CSP) that covers 2022-2024 and sets out our overall objectives in fulfilling all rights of children and providing social development support in four thematic program area: Child Protection, Education, Health and Child Rights Governance. We are a dual mandate organization responding in both development and humanitarian context.

Our operations is developing and implementing programs to ensure no child dies from preventable causes, all children learn from a quality basic education and violence against children is no longer tolerated by 2030. Our operations cover Western Area Urban, Western Area Rural, Pujehun, Kailahun, Kenema, Bo and Bonthe.