ACHIEVEMENTS

Since Street Child first started working in Sierra Leone in 2008, we have grown from one project supporting 100 children in northern Sierra Leone into one of the most broad-reaching organizations in the region, running more than 30 projects across two countries. Between 2008 and 2015, we have supported more than 45,000 children back into education, including 20,000 Ebola-affected children since March 2014. That's scale of 10,000 children a year, at a minimum.

Education 

  • In excess of 45,000 children offered a sustainable pathway into education through a combination of family reunification, counselling and mentoring, income generation initiatives and education grants, school construction, and emergency relief where necessary
  • 300 rural schools built and nearly 1,000 teachers trained

Income Generation Initiatives

  • Each of the 300 rural schools provided with training and a grant to run a community farming program, with the proceeds funding teacher salaries and other operational costs
  • More than 10,000 small business grants given out, with 80% still making enough profit to fund education for the child initially identified by Street Child as reliant on the streets. 
  • Small business grants on average benefit four family members, so these 10,000 grants have benefited approximately 40,000 adults and children
  • 86% of small businesses still profiting above previous rates despite Ebola

Family reunification

  • 3,500 street children reunified with extended family or a responsible adult willing to care for them
  • 13,000 Ebola orphans reunified with extended family or a responsible adult willing to care for them

Street Child Commercial 

  • In Sierra Leone, where we have worked longer, we run five shops, three café-bars, and our flagship bar-restaurant The Clubhouse, in Makeni
  • In Liberia we launched a fleet of tuk tuks in spring 2015
  • These commercial/social enterprises offer the organization a sustainable source of funds while also creating employment opportunities for local people, and raising awareness of our work

Ebola

  • 13,000 Ebola orphans supported with emergency food, clothing, and bedding, counselling, family reunification, and access to education
  • a further 4,000 Ebola-affected children helped back into school through a combination of education grants and income generation initiatives
  • 1,700 Ebola educators deployed, at a cost of $50 per head per month, to help educate local communities about how the disease was spread, and how to avoid contracting it; this included 430 redeployed rural school teachers who became available once schools were closed
  • 10,000 community members in quarantined slum West Point (Liberia) offered emergency access to food and sanitation facilities
  • 1,200 of the Ebola educators used as back-to-school advocates once Ebola had subsided and schools had reopened