Street Child In The Media.
The Evening Standard travel to Sierra Leone with Street Child
In May 2019, The Evening Standard reported on the 8th Sierra Leone Marathon, organised by Street Child.
Journalist Ben Morgan also visited Street Child’s projects in Kenema, eastern Sierra Leone, to witness how donations to Street Child’s 2018 UK Aid Match ‘Right to Learn’ appeal are helping children, including ebola orphans, to access education.
Five years after the ebola virus first hit Sierra Leone, The Evening Standard returns to see the effects of Street Child’s education appeal.
Read the article here.
BBC Radio 4 appeal
On Sunday 5th May 2019, British journalist and foreign correspondent, Colin Freeman, launched Street Child’s BBC Radio 4 Appeal, talking about the impact of Boko Haram and our work in Nigeria to help those affected by the extremist group to rebuild their lives and to provide children with an education.
In the appeal Colin tells the story of 16 year old Fatima* who was abducted by Boko Haram and held captive for 5 years.
You can listen to the appeal on the BBC Radio 4 Appeal website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0004sh0
Count Me In Appeal
Extraordinary Scottish nurse and Ebola survivor Pauline Cafferkey returned in May to Sierra Leone - where she had nursed Ebola's victims and contracted the virus herself during the 2014-5 epidemic - to take part in the Sierra Leone Marathon and help raise awareness for Ebola orphans.
Even with Liberia and Sierra Leone having been declared free of Ebola, survival is still a daily battle for so many of its survivors - still living with the trauma and poverty inflicted on them by the devastating epidemic. Here are just a few stories from the countries post-Ebola.
Girls Speak Out Appeal.
Street Child would like to thank all the outlets who supported the Girls Speak Out appeal. Their coverage helped Street Child ensure that we can make girls' voices as loud as they can be. For a full overview of the Girls Speak Out coverage please click here or see below for some of the coverage highlights:
Legacy Of Ebola Appeal.
Below are the series of articles published in the Evening Standard as part of our media partnership for our Legacy of Ebola appeal.