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COVID-19 and Children in Rural Communities

Paul Lengar
Posted June 26, 2020 from Sierra Leone
Expired on March 12, 2021
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Photos are taken from two hard to reach communities in Sierra Leone

Freetown, Sierra Leone, 24th April 2020: Seventeen-year-old twins, Alusine and Sento Kamara from Freetown in Sierra Leone, have been at home since schools closed on the 31st March 2020 as a measure to slow the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country. Life at home during this period has been characterised by anxiety as well as deep longing to reunite with school friends and peers. On a typical day at this time of the year, the twins would be in school, mixing and mingling with friends while preparing to write assessment examinations which will allow them to graduate from Junior Secondary School level to the Senior Secondary School level.

We are raising funds through our community charity response initiative to support 400 children living in hard to reach communities across Sierra Leone with school learning materials as we plan for the next academic school year in September 2020. We are raising $2000 for the charity. Help us achieve this by donating anything you can to get 400 kids with an opportunity to start school this academic school year. You can contact our campaign leader Paul Lengar via email at [email protected] or donate through Western Union/ Contact Name: Paul Lengar, Country, Sierra Leone Telephone: +23288813808

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We are targeting 400 kids living in hard to reach communities from across Sierra Leone

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Sinyuy Geraldine
Jun 26, 2020
Jun 26, 2020

Dear Paul. I hope that you are doing great. Thank you for this story. Yes, so many people and specially children are bored and anxious to go back to school. We pray Covid 19 ends soon. I am marvelled at the funds you said you are raising to help 400 vulnerable children in rural Sierra Leon . I wish you success. Stay blessed.

Paul Lengar
Jun 26, 2020
Jun 26, 2020

Thanks for the Comment, We are working on to raise $2000 for this campaign. At the Moment we have received donations of 2200 pcs of Clothing children and 400 plastic sandals for children from Caritas Sierra Leone and Healy Relief Foundation, with $2000 we can get them books, bags, pencils, (etc) and support targeted schools with teaching aids as well.

Sinyuy Geraldine
Jun 26, 2020
Jun 26, 2020

Hello Paul, waoo. That is good news. Congratulations. Keep on and you'll never regret your efforts. Lots of love from here.

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Jul 05, 2020
Jul 05, 2020

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