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OUR PROGRAMS
THEMATIC PILLARS

Putting children first

Working together

We strive for inclusiveness

We value respect

INTEGRATED CHILD PROTECTION & EDUCATION

Children in Sierra Leone experience a variety of interconnected barriers that prevent them from realizing their human rights. Child labour, female genital mutilation, early child marriage, adolescent pregnancy, and gender-based violence are the most serious risks for children.

All children in the country are in danger due to these risks: systemic poverty, poor health conditions, and educational difficulties.

 

Child Protection and Education are crucial for children's well-being. SGF aims to promote child protection and increase access to quality education. Effective protection against abuse and exploitation increases children's chances of developing healthy, happy, and initiative-taking individuals. The education program focuses on school enrolment, retention, and providing materials to children living and working on the street. All children have the right to protection from violence, exploitation, neglect, and abuse, and quality, safe, and culturally responsive education is itself protective (UNCRC). We ensure that the best place for every child is the family, looking at the family at the centre in providing a safe environment and non-discrimination for all children.

We will offer case management services and psychosocial support for children living and working on the street. We will provide protection mechanisms, reintegration with families, and education. We will build community capacities to raise awareness of child protection issues through community networks, training, and referrals. We will also conduct awareness campaigns targeting children and adults.

Working together in an integrated, purposeful way, we will achieve our mission and create broader impacts for children, Indigenous people, and local communities.

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GENDER EQUALITY & SUSTAINABLE LIVELIHOOD

Achieving sustainable improvements for vulnerable children, adults and their communities’ well-being requires designing programmes that not only have positive impacts on their economic empowerment and gender equality but do so in ways that can be expanded and maintained by local communities. The objective of this pillar is to support vulnerable communities with sustainable livelihood interventions aimed at improving the resilience of families so that they do not use all their income for basic needs such as food and other outcomes that improve the general economic status of families, ensuring access to basic services for children. In short, our goal is to improve vulnerable people's access to sustainable sources of food and income.

Through our partners, we will design initiatives that promote climate-smart agricultural production, gender equality, and sustainable livelihoods such as income generating and microenterprise development initiatives.

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PARTNERSHIPS FOR SUSTAINABILITY AND SERVICE DELIVERY

In addressing today's child protection challenges, no one organization has the mandate, capacity, or resources to bring about systemic, transformative change on its own. The only way to achieve these goals is through partnerships and increased cooperation. Thus, preventing child abuse and neglect is a shared goal of human service organizations, schools, faith-based organizations, medical facilities, businesses, government MDAs, CSOs, and other organizations and requires a threefold approach of transformative partnerships.

Goal 17 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which is focused on international partnerships and the mobilization of financial resources, serves as a reminder that partnerships are crucial to expediting the attainment of the SDGs.

By bringing together governments, intergovernmental organizations, children and parents, civil society, scientists, academics, and the private sector, we can only mobilize and scale up the technology, innovation, financing, and capacity needed to address today's complex and interconnected global child protection problems. This is especially true when it comes to the challenges that improving the well-being of children and vulnerable individuals presents for child protection.

We will strengthen our current partnerships and establish new ones to protect, promote, and support the well-being of children and vulnerable adults and long-term sustainability for activities through resource mobilization and sustainable funding models such as transformative partnerships, event revenues, and individual and corporate sponsorships.

We will explore new ways to improve collaboration with cooperating institutions and businesses, large and small, to achieve our mission.

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