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Sierra Leone; Program information

War Child active since

2001

Target groups

 

•  Children and young people aged 10 to 25;
•  Community members;
•  Members of established community groups;.
•  Public officials and duty bearers in district towns;
•  National politicians.


Locations

 

Non-formal education centres and safe learning spaces in rural communities in Port Loko, Bombali, Kambia and Bonthe districts and capital Freetown

Partner

Relation

Developments

16 support groups in 16 communities (Child and Youth Support Structures, CYSSs).

56 Community Action Groups (CAGs) comprising child, young adult and parents groups and 16 Community  Trainers and Facilitators’ groups (CTF) in 16 communities.

Joint-implementation; coordination and monitoring

Joint-implementation (organising and implementing activities)

Joint-implementation; coordination and monitoring


Joint-implementation (organising and implementing activities)

 

Children Advocacy Production (CAP) organises child advocacy networks in cooperation with radio and television stations:
•  Produced two TV soaps and a video documentary;
•  Brought social networks like Facebook to the attention of young people.

New partner since 2010:
Capacity building

 

CAP has indicated that the support and mature partnership with War Child has helped the organisation develop significantly. More could be done to help CAP strengthen its outreach to youth and child advocacy organisations.

 

Save the Children UK implements programs on
•  Child protection;
•  Health;
•  Education.

Joint training of child welfare committees trainers and joint development of training packages

 

The easy way to follow structure and the
step-by-step design of War Child’s modules was praised. Further collaboration in 2011 is being discussed. 

Advocacy Movement Network (AMNET) works on advocacy on child related matters like child care/protection, education and gender equality/empowerment

Capacity building of AMNET staff on Big DEAL to enable them train others

Trainings were highly successful and appreciated. External evaluators were positive about the value of continued partnership with AMNE. Planning of AMNET should be improved.



Employees

Expats: 3
National staff: 68

Program expenditure

Total: € 1,084,943
Spent through War Child: € 1,084,943
Spent via partner program: € 0