FOCUS ON OUR ABILITIES, NOT OUR DISABILITIES

I live in remote, rural Kambia District in Sierra Leone.  Polio as a child left me with a physical disability, and I was later inspired to found a rights-based, social movement for other persons with disabilities.  The Welfare Society for the Disabled, known locally as WESOFOD, now counts 360 members with disabilities. We speak with a united voice when we say: Focus on our abilities and not on our disabilities!  

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CHILDREN IN CRISIS TO JOIN FORCES WITH STREET CHILD

As we approach the 10th anniversary of Street Child, we are entering an exciting new phase in our journey as a leading international development NGO.  In recent years we have developed a close relationship with a charity called Children in Crisis which, like us, focuses on education in the world’s toughest environments.  Street Child are delighted to announce today that Street Child and Children in Crisis have formally joined forces, with Children in Crisis becoming a subsidiary of Street Child.

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STREET CHILD CEO STATEMENT ON OXFAM AND HAITI

The Oxfam/Haiti affair has horrified us all. Sex in aid is a real issue and everyone needs to work harder on this. I believe Street Child systems and culture are already robust in this area but Street Child trustees and management are reviewing them in light of the recent revelations. If you would like further details on what we are doing, please do get in touch. 

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“1,000 SCHOOLS" PROJECT FOR RURAL SIERRA LEONE – STREET CHILD'S BIGGEST PLAN

Street Child are proud to announce our most ambitious goal ever: an unprecedented initiative to transform learning prospects in 1,000 schools, for over 100,000 children, in rural parts of Sierra Leone, by the year 2023.

Street Child will seek to mobilise £10 million over the next three to five years to address the calamity of entire generations growing up in villages where no effective education provision exists and for whom very minimal, if any support, is presently available – a state of affairs, which, tragically, exits in hundreds of villages in every corner of Sierra Leone.

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