Hope for Tomorrow
As you know, we have for the past few months been supporting some 200 Ebola orphans, providing them with a cooked meal and other support on a weekly basis.
We are pleased to say that SLWT have generously agreed to help support our work. SLWT was founded in 1999 and since then they have supported the lives of over 5,000 children and youths, and their communities in Sierra Leone. For exmaple they suported the FAWE school in Waterloo. As SLWT say on their website, they work to identify and fund projects in Sierra Leone that improves the welfare of disadvantage children and youth.
You can find out more about SLWT here.
Early this year, SLWT undertook an evaluation of our feeeding programme, joined Rosetta and her team on their weekly feeding programme and held several meetings in Waterloo and with the Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs. As a consequence SLWT have identified up to 50 children between the ages of 1 and 4 years old, that they would like to support.
The project is called Hope for Tomorrow and SLWT will for the next six months take responsibility for the feeding of 50 children under the age of 5 years old and also put in place measures to observe the health and development of these children within the Waterloo community. This means that the children will not only be fed but they will be weighed, measured and their progress charted.
Together our prime objective over this initial 6 months period is to provide a sustainable development plan for these children, an in particular to:
(i) Ensure the children are kept within the community they know;
(ii) Find appropriate foster care; initially and if possible with a family member; and
(iii) Commit to providing a scholarship program, which looks after their Education and Health care needs until they complete their secondary school.
SLWT will work alongside us and Build on Books in the Waterloo area, so that experiences and lessons learnt are shared.
Everyone at CODEP are incredibly grateful to SLWT for their support and look forward to working with them over the next few months.
If you would like to done funds to help sustain the project please go to our Just Giving Page.
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