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Hope for Tomorrow Program
Waterloo Ebola Orphans Project
As a direct response to the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) crisis in Sierra Leone and the increase in the number of children orphaned, SLWT has established the Waterloo Ebola Orphan project. This project aims to support 50 orphaned infants all under the age of 5 years, by providing for their welfare from now through to secondary school (16 years old). These children have not only lost their parents but in many case have lost the entire adult support network in their lives – grand-parents, aunts, uncles, cousins and siblings to the disease. This project is about creating a future for these children a HOPE FOR TOMORROW. Read more…
Ebola Survivor Project
The Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone has left thousands of children and youths without any means of support. Many have lost their entire family network to EVD and as such are destitute. This project is about supporting young girls who themselves have survived the Ebola virus as they are often extremely vulnerable with limited life chances.
In August 2014 in a direct response to the Ebola Crisis in Sierra Leone, SLWT began a campaign to support those communities most affected by the crisis and with limited or no resources to protect themselves. To this end we supported 3 key activities on the ground using local partners Edward Davies and Associates (EDA), Christian Health Association Sierra Leone (CHASL) and the Sierra Leone Medical and Dental Association (SLMDA).
SLWT has worked tirelessly throughout the Ebola epidemic to protect and support some of the most vulnerable members of society. Read more..
FAWE (Forum of African Women Educationalists Scholarship Support)
FAWE is an African organisation that promotes the education of the female child and a Sierra Leonean branch was started in 1995. FAWE has built three primary schools in the Western Area which cater for the free education of disadvantaged girls. SLWT facilitates links between a FAWE primary school and primary schools in the UK. This creates opportunity for mutual exchange of ideas, support and life experiences.
On completion of their primary education, FAWE facilitates and encourages the secondary education of its girls through a scholarship programme as secondary education is not free. SLWT provides annual scholarships to 60 girls that covers their school fees, examination costs, books, uniforms as well as a travel allowance throughout their secondary schooling.
SLWT seeks to inspire these girls to achieve their full potential in spite of their economic constraints. Since the start of the program, SLWT sponsored scholars have successfully proceeded to university and medical school. Watch the video.
Songo Agricultural Training Centre (SATC) Project
Constructed in 2006, the Songo Agricultural Training Centre provides former child soldiers and other disaffected youth with the opportunity to make a radical change to their lives. The Centre accepted 30 young people a year and offered training in farming, livestock rearing and relevant business skills over a 12 month period. It provided these young people with a nutritious daily meal and the counselling support which was very much needed.
Upon completion of the course, project participants were organised into farming co-operatives and provided with land and technical assistance to enable them to start their own farming businesses. The success rate of the farming co-operatives was encouraging and the impact of the course on the lives of the young participants was profound. SLWT equipped SATC with classrooms, livestock pens, store rooms, a kitchen and a water well. Farm land was donated to the project by the local community. The project was concluded in 2011 and the facilities were handed over for use by the local community.
Thuan Mathinki Community Rehabilitation (TMCR) Project
Through our partners Christian Children’s Fund (CCF-SL) SLWT funded an eight year programme of community rehabilitation in an extremely remote area - Thuan Mathinki of 27 villages and 3,500 people. During that period SLWT financed the building, equipping and staffing of:
Our first intervention was the construction of the TBA which provided a safe and clean environment for mothers to have their babies. We then began a 5 year programme of work which included the reconstruction of the primary school to building of a health clinic. When SLWT engaged with the community it only had a derelict 2 classrooms school at the end of the programme the community had a primary school that could enrol up to 360 children in an academic year; and saw its first set of pupils go on to secondary schools. The primary school project also provided books for a newly constructed library, trained teachers and paid their salaries until the local government was able to meet the cost.
A much needed health clinic was also built and equipped as, previously, there were no medical facilities available to this community within a 20 mile radius. The clinic is staffed by the Ministry of Health and SLWT supported the assigned nurse financially and logistically as well as ensuring that essential drugs and medical supplies were made available to the community.
Income Generating Project (IGP)
In November 1999 SLWT secured funding from Comic Relief towards the IGP for parents of displaced children in Sierra Leone. The project focused on the needs of internally displaced children aged 0 to 5, many of whom were living in overcrowded shelters with inadequate relief provisions. The project sought to address the fact that for many children, the displacement of their parents, and the consequent loss of income for the family meant they were likely to become trapped in a cycle of economic dependence and hopelessness unless their mothers were provided with sustainable assistance.
The IGP was a 2 year programme (November 1999 to January 2002) implemented by The Christian Health Association Sierra Leone (“CHASL”) on behalf of SLWT. Due to security constraints, the project was confined to Freetown and was implemented in two camps for internally displaced peoples - the Trade Centre Camp and the Mandela Camp.
The economic and health status of 147 of the most vulnerable women in the camps, and 293 children was significantly improved.