support at-risk ebola orphans to go to school
The Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone and Liberia cost over 4,000 lives and orphaned over 12,000 children. However, the crisis is not over yet. Street Child has identified 1,400 seriously at-risk Ebola orphans who are in urgent need of support.
Thanks to you, over the last 18 months, Street Child has provided 8,000 Ebola-impacted households with significant support, in the form of food packages, school fees and business grants and advice. Street Child has helped 7,000 Ebola orphans to go to school in Sierra Leone and Liberia.
Stand with pauline and help change lives
Among this year's Sierra Leone Marathon participants is Ebola survivor and Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey who, after surviving Ebola, is returning to Sierra Leone for the first time to run 10k.
In spite of aching joints as a result of the disease, Pauline is determined to make it round the course to fundraise for Ebola orphans, saying 'when I heard that 1,400 Ebola orphans are still struggling to survive I couldn't believe it. I'm going to make it round the course for them, even if someone has to push me in a wheelchair!'
Pauline has already raised over £2,000 in support of Street Child. This May, stand with Pauline by sponsoring her race for Ebola's forgotten orphans.
STREET CHILD BELIEVES EVERY CHILD HAS A RIGHT TO A SAFE HOME AND AN EDUCATION.
From building schools and training teachers, to connecting orphaned or abandoned children with families and giving parents in poverty business grants, our sustainable projects are all about giving the world's poorest children a chance.
Street Child started in Sierra Leone in 2008 working with a small number of street children. Since then we have helped over 50,000 children to go to school and enabled thousands of families to generate sustainable incomes so that their children can stay in education. During the Ebola crisis, Street Child helped over 20,000 Ebola orphans, providing emergency support and connecting thousands with families. Today, Street Child works in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Nepal and Nigeria with a current emphasis on education in emergencies and girls education.
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