Two people from Bread for the World, one of our Partners supporting the Educational Assistance Program for Girls, recently visited us and met with the girls and interviewed them to get first hand information from them related to their participation in the program and the benefits they experienced.
CCSL provides assistance to "at risk" or vulnerable girls to attend school. Assistance provided includes 2 sets uniforms and school shoes, exercise books, pens and pencils, a backpack to carry their school books to school daily and miscellaneous school fees. CCSL also does regular monitoring of the students as to attendance and academic performance, liaises with the teachers and parents and provides regular mentoring sessions where the girls can interact with another young woman who has "made it" - finished her schooling through the college or university level and who is employed. This interaction with the mentors provides the opportunity to see their future possibilities if they continue and finish their schooling. This program is supported by Global Missions (Dis of Christ) and Bread for the World.
The Pastor and the Imam – the trainers for the Psycho-Social training of Faith Leaders
who in turn trained others to assist the Ebola Survivors cope with stress from trauma,
discrimination, and stigmatization
Faith Leaders after the Psycho-social training session in Port Loko – a “hard hit” Ebola area
CCSL Disaster Response Site for Muslide Survivor Victims of August 14, 2017
David Kamara stated that he was “very grateful of the support received from Christian World Service through CCSL because the livelihood project has now enabled that to regain their respect in the communities where they have been previously neglected and treated like an outcast.”
“These skills have restored our self esteem, now we can use these skills to be employed and we can use the resources to further support my families and if possible to acquire a higher education in one of the colleges” said Gabriel Koroma a driver in training.
Yusuf Gbla, Ebola Survivor, has completed his blacksmithing training and has started making some ion bars and metal cooking stoves. “I don’t need anyone to employ me”
Yusof is happily self-employed.
At Risk, Vulnerable Girl children are supported supervision & home visits, basic school supplies, mentoring experiences and follow-up and follow-up at the school attended to ensure good academic performance.
CCSL Advocacy Committee conducting an Ending Violence Training Session for key stakeholders