Project information

Sierra Leone need water desperately

There is a desperate need of water supply in Sierra Leone. Young people have to walk 3 to 4miles everyday just to fetch water needed for their households. In addition some of the water these young people collect from the streams is sometimes unhealthy and unsafe for drinking due to upstream conditio

June 2015 - December 2016

Charity information: World Changing Centre

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  • Need

    Need

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    There is a desperate need of water supply in Sierra Leone. Young people have to walk 3 to 4miles everyday just to fetch water needed for their households. In addition some of the water these young people collect from the streams is sometimes unhealthy and unsafe for drinking.

    Solution


    1.Hope for some of Sierra Leone’s abandoned and forgotten children.

    2. Transform health and sanitation standards in Calabatown by encouraging social mobilisation and awareness-raising around disease prevention. The goal is to reduce mortality rates through health education, supporting national health priorities, increasing immunization and preventing HIV/AIDS and other diseases.

    3. Use the power of clean water to help children and parents to enhance healthy child development, sa

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    • Construct five water well containing water pump, entrance door, cement maintaining well and worker

    Activities

    » The project aims to promote children development which is essential for the future of a healthy and sustainable local community.

    2 Transform health and sanitation standards in Calabatown by encouraging social mobilisation and awareness-raising around disease prevention. The goal is to reduce mortality rates.


  • Impact

    Impact

    Use the power of clean water to help children and parents to enhance healthy child development, safe drinking water and strengthen community partnerships. The water Programme adds value to the overall development context by offering an alternative approach to strengthen the community.

    Risk

    Our major problem that will need to be resolved is the difficulty of peoples understanding of hygiene and their approach for combating prevention, care and control. The other issue is cultural practices that will need to be addressed to provide broader understanding of the issues surrounding sanitation .The fact that World Changing Centre uses Education, sport and hygiene training to disseminate relevant messages in a participatory and fun way will lead them to better understanding.

    Reporting

    . The project will be visited twice per year by WCC’s Director, Mrs Bernice Langley and its trustees. They will monitor funded projects and collect data, including service-user feedback from young people, parents and community leaders in order to evaluate efficacy and areas of development.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £15,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £15,000 3 times 5 water well
  • Background

    Location

    Calabatown is located in the East End of Freetown and home to 15,459 inhabitants. Exposed to increasingly erratic weather conditions, life is hard for its residents who mostly live in small, zinc houses. During the wet season it is frequently hit by heavy rain which often causes flooding but for the rest of the year it suffers from drought with temperatures rising to +45 Celsius.

    Beneficiaries

    In order to educate Calabatown population about the project, it is important to pay attention to both the messages groups send as well as the groups themselves. Like most communities, people are concerned about the health, better future for their children, and environmental sustainability.
    Maintaining water well: The organisation aims to expand this program beyond Calabatown and further research has shown a constant growing need.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    By Helping Calabatown to become a vibrant and self-wear of their hygiene in the community, that is less reliant on external aid in the long term. Our water programmes aid them to overcome the trauma caused by war and the basic health and sanitation training that we deliver is helping to reduce child mortality rates from easily avoidable infections and prevent diseases are made easier for the children grasp by delivering them from early death and improving their hygiene.

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    People

    CEO :Bernice Langley

    World Changing Centre Main contact for the project in UK : Management team organising the project from UK with three trustees.

    Volunteer:Mr Francis Boima:

    Project Co-ordinator in Sierra Leone who will be responsible to manage the project in Sierra Leone with the contractors.

    Volunteers:Theophilus R Cole

    Community leader for World Changing Centre. Will be supporting the Co-ordinator to in the community to make sure everyone is aware and involved.