President of the Republic of Sierra Leone, Retired Brigadier Dr Julius Maada Bio

The President of the Republic of Sierra Leone lauds World Vision for 25 years of operations in Sierra Leone.

World Vision partnership is committed with a promise to ensure life in all its fullness for the most vulnerable boys and girls. In Sierra Leone, World Vision is celebrating 25 years of transforming the lives of children. 

Speaking at the official launch of the 25th Anniversary Celebration His Excellency the President of the Republic of Sierra Leone, Retired Brigadier Dr. Julius Maada Bio, expressed joy in joining the celebration of an organization he holds in high esteem. 

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Official Launch of our 25 Years of Transforming Children's Lives in Sierra Leone

It has been 25 years since World Vision began transforming the lives of children in Sierra Leone.

World Vision's operations in Sierra Leone started in 1996, at the height of the nation's civil war, and included providing food and non-food items to thousands of internally displaced people.

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Child Participation

PILOTING QUALITY DIGITAL EDUCATION FOR A SECURED FUTURE

In partnership with ProFuturo and the government of Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Education, World Vision in Sierra Leone is implementing an Education Innovation Challenge (EIC) Project in 40 Primary Schools across 4 districts; Bo, Pujehun, Bonthe, and Kono. The project is focusing on high quality digital and evidence-based educational platform (we-class) with digital content to improve literacy, math, sciences, and skills for life in children at the primary education level. It also focuses on the enhancement of teachers’ skills, methodologies, and competencies, leveraging Digital Technology.

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2021 Annual Report - Sierra Leone
Our Impact in Sierra Leone

Discover our 2021 Annual Report

Learn about how our work contributed towards improvement in the well-being of children in Sierra Leone throughout our 2021 fiscal year (October 2020 - September 2021). 

We owe our achievements to the faithful support of our private and public donors, our hard-working staff, community volunteers and partners, and our agility as an organisation.

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Chosen™ in Sierra Leone
Child Sponsorship

Children empowered at first Chosen™ event in Sierra Leone

The days, months, and years of waiting and wondering for Mariama, Mohamed, and 33 of their peers to see whether they will be chosen by a sponsor are over. Thanks to World Vision's Chosen™ initiative, they’re the ones who got to choose.

With the Chosen™ initiative, World Vision believes that children getting to choose their sponsors doesn’t just change a child’s life—it can change their sponsor’s too. 

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COP26 Leaders: Don't we deserve better?
Finding solutions to climate change

COP26 Leaders: Don't we deserve better?

Climate change is affecting children globally.

Hear from young advocates Tenema and Tejan from  Sierra Leone on how it affects their lives, their friends and their futures, as they reflect on actions that COP26 leaders could take to keep children safe.

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President lauds World Vision's contributions to health sector in Sierra Leone
Collaborating to curb the spread of COVID-19

World Vision’s agile digital solutions help deliver innovative healthcare support in Sierra Leone

World Vision has introduced effective and cost-efficient digital innovations to aid the healthcare system, lauded by H.E. President Dr. Julius Maada Bio. We're collaborating with Government to deploy digital health solutions for accelerating progress towards achieving SDG 3 for healthy lives and wellbeing at all ages.

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Sierra Leone

Children in Sierra Leone face many obstacles including poverty and high rates of preventable diseases to survive. Additionally, the 11-year bloody civil war (which ended in 2002), devastating Ebola outbreak and the current effects of climate have left an already poor population much more vulnerable.

Our team has been working in Sierra Leone since 1996, during the civil war. We partner with local actors and the Government to improve the well-being of all children.

Through our  work in 25 Area Development Programs, we are striving to improve the health and nutrition, access to education and protection of all children as we empower families and communities to care for the most vulnerable children. 

7.5 million

Population, total

Freetown

Capital City

3.7 billion

GDP (current US$)

Our Work

See the impact our programmes are having in the lives of children in Sierra Leone.

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Children face sexual and gender-based violence. We are partnering with communities, government and other organisations to protect children.   Take action by signing our petition! 

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