Street Child will launch an unprecedented initiative to transform learning prospects in 1,000 schools, for over 100,000 children, in rural parts of Sierra Leone, by the year 2023. In return, supporters will have the opportunity to sponsor and name a school after themselves or a loved one
3-5 years depending on success of the fundraising appeal
Charity information: Street Child
121 million school-aged children are currently out of education world-wide, mainly in the world’s poorest, most fragile and disaster-hit countries. Millions more children are in school but failing to learn. These children are denied their right to education and life opportunities. Street Child believes that achieving universal basic education is the single greatest step that can be taken towards the elimination of global poverty.
Street Child are proud to announce our most ambitious goal ever: an unprecedented initiative to transform learning prospects in 1,000 schools, for over 100,000 children, in rural parts of Sierra Leone, by the year 2023.
We will seek to address the calamity of entire generations growing up in villages where no effective education provision exists and for whom very minimal, if any support, is presently available – a state of affairs, which, tragically, exits in hundreds of villages
To transform learning prospects in 1,000 schools, for over 100,000 children, across Sierra Leone
Activities» We are seeking 1,000 "sponsors" to support the appeal through fundraising and donations. In turn, you will have the opportunity to name a school
What success will look like
Over the projected 5-year project, we expect over 100,000 children to benefit from substantially increased educational opportunity – and then further generations in years to come.
The ultimate goal is that each school reaches the point, as soon as possible, where every child in the natural catchment area of the school has a reasonable chance of acquiring basic skills in numeracy and literacy at the school – one of the crudest measures of which will be the chance to pass NPSE.
It is hoped that many schools reach this level as a result of the project’s support – and that all schools are on a clear trajectory to it, at the project’s close.
The main risk of this project is in not achieving the fundraising targets in the planned time, meaning children will continue to go without access to basic education. The Street Child schools model is tried and tested and has been utilised by Street Child to already establish and improve over 200 schools.
Donors will receive a framed picture of their school, a map showing the school's location and regular updates on its progress and Street Child's constant work to help improve it.
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Amount Heading Description £500 Launch event Drinks reception for warm supporters £250 Social Media Campaign Facebook and instagram ad campaign £50 Printed flyers Events and charity partner promotion
The focus of this project is providing the opportunity of education for children in places where that opportunity simply does not exist at present. Geographically, such situations unfortunately exist in all parts of rural Sierra Leone – the ‘1,000 schools’ project will, like all Street Child’s work in Sierra Leone, be nationwide. Any village where a child grows up without a reasonable prospect of successfully completing primary education will be considered for this project.
A typical village primary school in Sierra Leone will have 50-150 pupils at any one time.
Over the projected 5-year life of the project, we expect over 100,000 children to benefit from substantially increased educational opportunity – and then further generations in years to come
Street Child focus on low-cost sustainable solutions that make a real difference to the children we support. Since 2008, we have helped over 100,000 children to go to school and learn and supported over 15,000 families to set up businesses so they can afford the cost of educating their children long-term.
Street Child are presently active in over 200 village primary schools in Sierra Leone. Huge gains have been made in the majority of these villages.
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Laura Craig Harvey
Laura is your contact at Street Child for this project. She will ensure you receive regular updates and photo of your sponsored school