SUPPORT OUR EMERGENCY fundraiser TO HELP THOSE IMPACTED BY THE FLOODING IN FREETOWN
Thousands of Sierra Leoneans have died or been left homeless and destitute following horrific landslides and flooding in Freetown.
Street Child has launched a flood relief fundraiser to our supporters and the general public. 100% of all donations received will be spent as quickly as possible supporting our excellent, on-the-ground, social and livelihood teams. In the short term we will focus on food, shelter, and water. Afterwards we'll focus on ensuring that affected children are able to restart school in September; and then we will help affected families rebuild their livelihoods.
21 September update: our teams are on the ground providing support to those impacted by the devastating flooding and mudslides. So far, we have provided over 78,000 emergency food packages, including clean water, and provided over 5,000 people with clothing packages.
From building schools and training teachers, to connecting orphaned or abandoned children with families and giving parents in poverty business grants, our sustainable projects are all about giving the world's poorest children a chance.
Street Child started in Sierra Leone in 2008 working with a small number of street children. Since then we have helped over 60,000 children to go to school and enabled thousands of families to generate sustainable incomes so that their children can stay in education. During the Ebola crisis, Street Child helped over 20,000 Ebola orphans, providing emergency support and connecting them with families. Today, Street Child works in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Nepal, and Nigeria, with a current emphasis on education in emergencies and girls' education.
Without an education, it is almost impossible to escape the cycle of poverty. We have helped almost 60,000 children back to school since 2008.
With sustainability at the heart of everything we do, we help some of the world's poorest people create a new today, and a better tomorrow.
Find out why we work in Liberia and Sierra Leone, how we are different from other nonprofits, and how you can help us change the world.
Run a race in aid of Street Child, make a monthly contribution, get your school fundraising, or sponsor an Ebola orphan: there are many ways to join the family.