More than a decade after their brutal civil war ended, Sierra Leone has moved forward and is making some progress. There is certainly a commitment from the Government to improve the education system.
However, progress is patchy. The country is struggling with a situation in which the war wrecked political, social and economic systems. 1,270 primary schools were destroyed. Hundreds of thousands of children still aren’t able to go to school, setting them along a path of entrenched poverty, illiteracy, and unfulfilled potential.
Children in Crisis are running projects to deliver primary school education to the most vulnerable, neglected children in Sierra Leone, those who are not reached by Government or other NGOs. We are working to ensure that those who might otherwise be discriminated against because of poverty, geography, gender or disability are given that life-changing chance of a primary school education.