Saint George Foundation Sierra Leone is a national non-governmental organisation working to transform the lives of vulnerable children in Sierra Leone.
Saint George Foundation started in 2004 as a result of the need to help increase life chances of children whose future and wellbeing were undermined by the eleven-year civil war, and whose conditions remain vulnerable as a consequence of the social context they find themselves. Being a child focused organisation as the rationale for the ‘Foundation’; Saint George Foundation Sierra Leone has been responding to the changing context of children in Sierra Leone from 2004 to date.
We envision Saint George Foundation Sierra Leone providing wholesome humanitarian services to vulnerable children, women and communities in ways that build their capacity for self-reliance.
Saint George Foundation Sierra Leone is a non-governmental organisation dedicated to empowering vulnerable children, women and communities through services that enhance their wellbeing, protection and development.
What we do
Our work focuses on excluded children: children from poorest households, children from broken family or community ties (These include children on the margins of society such as Ebola orphans, displaced children, street connected children, children in conflict with the law, single parent children and children living with extended families especially large polygamous families), children from remote and urban areas, children living with disabilities, and girls particularly from poorest households.
We work with children, families and communities to address injustices and power imbalances in communities that underlie child poverty and result in violation of child rights.
Saint George Foundation approach to community development enables children, families and communities become active participants in their own development. Their empowerment plays a central role. We listen to what children really want and need. We enable their voices to be heard as we assist them in defining their long-term priorities. This is complemented by initiatives to bring about structural changes at district and national level.
Saint George Foundation Sierra Leone’s Head-Office is at 92 Circular Road in Freetown, but the organisation also runs an interim care centre (ICC) at Grafton in Western Area Rural District, which also serves as a sub-office. Other programme areas include Bombali, Karene, Port Loko, Kambia, Tonkolili, Moyamba, Koinadugu and Falaba Districts respectively.
These people are not special by their skills, but they are truly special by their heart.
Justina Zainab Conteh
Ishmail Vandy Aruna
Communication & Advocacy Officer
Eric Matthew Turay