Project information

OrphFund Children's Village. Tambaka, Sierra Leone

This project takes us to the remote town of Tambaka, Its an area desperately in need of assistance that is largely overlooked by the government and charities. Here we are planning on providing the town with its first water pump. free primary school and homes for the areas most vulnerable children.

February 2011 - December 2015

Charity information: Orphfund

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  • Need


    We aim to provide children who have been abandoned, orphaned or who come from desperately poor backgrounds with access to free primary education. We hope to build homes for around 30 of the regions most vulnerable children, as well as providing a water supply to the entire community.
    Over time we wish to expand the program buy building a secondary school and training centres to reach out to more children.


    Basic facilities and opportunities do not exist in this region for children.
    This project would open the door for hundreds of children to gain access to an education.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To provide a water well and build a primary school.


    » find teams of volunteers or donors to help with construction costs.

    Success will be...seeing the village with water!

    Aim 2

    To create homes to help the most vulnerable children


    » find teams of volunteers or donors to help with construction costs.

    Success will be...helping 30 children move away from the streets, or from dire living conditions

    Aim 3

    To create training facilities so children can learn skills to begin independent lives.


    » find teams of volunteers or donors to help with construction costs.

    Success will be...helping children find employment or begin small businesses of their own

    Aim 4

    To build a secondary school so children can reach a high level of education.


    » find teams of volunteers or donors to help with construction costs.

    Success will be...having a full school, where children receive a good standard of education

  • Impact


    The impact a Childrens Village can have on a community is clear and one that we have seen works in previous projects. The knock on effect for all members of the community is one that reaches far and wide.


    We have experience working in remote Sierra Leone and have a trustworthy capable team working with us out there, so we do not envisage any issues we cannot overcome.


    Any donors will receive a clear break down on how the project unfolds. We believe in accountable giving and make sure 100% goes direct to our project work. We can also provide progress reports, pictures etc to any interested parties.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £68,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £68,000 construction building of the primary school, training center,water pump, secondary school, desks, solar power

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Anonymous £3,000 Guaranteed
    Anonymous giver £6,000 Guaranteed
  • Background


    Tambaka, Sierra Leone. A 12 hour journey from Freetown, across appalling roads and on wooden canoes . A region with one doctor for the entire district, where 5 women each week die through child birth, where towns lack water access, schools and basic facilities. A place that receives very little support from anyone.


    Tamabaka community. Mainly vulnerable children in the district.
    There is very little wealth in the area, and is a region that survives in isolation

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We have experience of working successfully in Sierra Leone with projects like this and want to reach out further to a place we have highlighted really needs support. We are very cost effective and work on a volunteer basis, meaning 100% of donations can be spent on changing the world.
    Our programs really make change in the children we help and are done on shoestring budgets compared to many organisations

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Steve Argent - Founder Volunteer

    Steve helps co-ordinate the project with our in country team of staff and volunteers. He has great experience in creating these projects!

    John Kargbo

    Head Volunteer in Sierra Leone. John has years of experience in helping Sierra Leones most vulnerable children

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