Making a Difference in West Africa - Meaningful projects
The Kiln Sierra Leone Marathon, led by British charity Street Child of Sierra Leone (SCoSL), is the flagship event of the charity’s Golden Jubilee Appeal bid to raise a million pounds to help the country’s children off the streets and into education. The Marathon is seeking 250 keen runners to compete alongside locals in Makeni to help raise £250,000 towards that target. For more information click here.
In Ghana, the MAD Foundation are supporting 12 villages which are in the Volta Region. They are called Shia, Nyive, Hoe, Klave, Awiasu, Dogblome, Lume, Avee, Tanyigbe, Torkokoe, Hodzo and Atikpui. They're looking at building more classrooms and many more school toilets, as well as aiming to help renovate a number a children’s homes. Click here to view their achievements.
Malaria No More UK is part a global movement to reach near zero deaths from malaria by 2015 and in addition to raising vital awareness in the UK have already helped protect over 5 million people in Africa. In West Africa, they’re helping tackle malaria in Ghana where the entire population is at risk from the disease. They’re helping supporting the country’s goals to cover everyone with a mosquito net by the end of 2012 and to make sure that everyone has access to effective malaria prevention and treatment by 2015. You can make a donation here.
Orphfund works within remote communities in some of the world's poorest countries. Their projects aim to reach out to vulnerable children who have been abandoned or orphaned and help provide them with shelter, education, care and support. They are currently actively working in Sierra Leone, making a huge difference to the lives of children in remote areas who deserve all the love they can get. Learn more here.
Addressing the factors, the 'push'-factors that result in children fleeing their homes or being driven away to the street. Promoting community appreciation of children's inherent dignity and needs - their rights. Assisting families and communities in developing their socioeconomic capacities to meet their children's rights. For more information on the projects they run, click here.