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Every Child Has A Story.

 

Our Right to Learn Appeal will support the most vulnerable children in West Africa to go to school and learn because every child deserves the chance to go to school. As part of our appeal we are sharing the stories, talents and dreams of some of the most vulnerable and hardest to reach children. 

From 16th November to 15th February all donations to our Right to Learn appeal will be doubled by the UK government. Help us support some of the most vulnerable children in West Africa to go to school and learn. 

Together we can achieve so much more. 

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Children in Poverty.

 
 

"My family don’t have money so I can’t get educated. I want to get educated so I’m on the streets trying to get money to go to school. My family can’t provide anything - no education, no bike for school.
I look for scrap metal to get money to get food. For one kilo I get 500 leones. If I don’t look for metal I don’t eat.
I went to school, now I go on and off. I’m ready and willing to go to school. My favourite subject is maths, because it’s simple.


To go to school I need a uniform, pens, socks, pens, a bag - and a bicycle.
 

I love football and dance. Madrid is my favourite team and Ronaldinho is my favourite player. We used to have a dance club on the street corner, where I learnt lots of my moves.
I sleep under the table in the marketplace. The streets are dangerous. Sometimes there are stabbings, even stabbings to death. There’s pickpocketing, grabbing of property, beatings and group bullying.
Life on the streets is bad but once you’re there you get used to it and don't realise how bad it is.
I would like to get off the streets, I think I will get off the streets if I get educated and then I can go back home."

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Thanks to UK Aid, all donations to our Right to Learn Appeal will be doubled. For just £30, we can give a child like T-King the chance to go to school and learn.

 

Children in Crisis. 

 

In August 2017, Daniel's home was severely damaged by flooding in the capital of Sierra Leone, Freetown. Like many, Daniel's mother was sleeping when the flood hit and she was trapped in their home. Thankfully she managed to escape via a window.

Sadly, his home has been washed away and Daniel and his mother have lost everything, including the money that was set aside for Daniel's education. 

Daniel wishes to continue attending school and studying English - his favourite subject. But without support, he is unlikely to return. 

 

 

 

 

Thanks to UK Aid, all donations to our Right to Learn Appeal will be doubled. For just £250, we can provide a business grant and training to a family like Daniel's so they can afford the cost of educating their children.

 
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Girls. 

 

"I want to be nurse so I can treat women in Freetown and Sierra Leone. I hope I can take care of women in Sierra Leone. We need to focus on our education. 

I want us to educate girls so that we can take care of our families, so that early marriage can stop, so that men will stop taking advantage, and we can make Sierra Leone the best country in Africa. We want your help so that girls in Africa can learn and become the best.

Let them come and help us so that we can be a better somebody." 

Street Child have supported Jaminatu and her classmates back to school. We want to give thousands more girls that chance. 

Thanks to UK Aid, all donations to our Right to Learn Appeal will be doubled. For just £30, we can give a girl like Jaminatu the chance to go to school and learn so they can have hope for the future.  

Support girls' education in West Africa with Street Child's UK Aid Match appeal Right to Learn

Children In Rural Communities. 

 

“There are not enough seats for us in the classroom, but we still come to school. Sometimes we can swap with other students. We want to learn, to build ourselves up for tomorrow. I’d like to be a nurse one day. Or a teacher.”

13 year old Binta, and 12 year old Hawa live in South East Liberia where there is a lack of schools and trained teachers, meaning classrooms are overcrowded and education quality is poor. Street Child are working with schools like theirs to improve education quality so more children have the chance to learn to read and write. 

Thanks to UK Aid, all donations to our Right to Learn appeal will be matched by the UK government, pound for pound. For just £50 you can provide education materials for a whole classroom of students. 

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