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"Education is key to success"

CARDO helped over 10,000 children to return to school

SIERRA LEONE LIKE ANY OTHER DEVELOPING COUNTRY FACES MANY CHALLENGES. SOME OF THESE ARE THE “HIGH RATE OF ILLITERATE AND UNSKILLED PEOPLE, HEALTH, SANITATION PROBLEMS, HIGH TEENAGE PREGNANCY, CHILD MARRIAGE, GENDER, SEXUAL-BASED VIOLENCE AND OTHER SOCIO-ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS”, LISTS SORIE SANKOH, FOUNDER OF COMMUNITY ADVOCACY FOR RELIEF AND DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION (CARDO).

THE NON-GOVERNMENTAL CHARITY ORGANIZATION SUPPORTS CHILDREN OF RURAL COMMUNITIES IN SIERRA LEONE THROUGH EDUCATION EMPOWERMENT AND UNDERTAKES ADVOCACY ACTIVITIES FOR SOCIAL AND SUSTAINABLE CHANGE. IN THIS WAY, THE OVERALL MISSION IS TO EMPOWER AND EDUCATE YOUNG INDIVIDUALS TO BE SELF- SUFFICIENT LEADERS IN THEIR COMMUNITIES. “WE BELIEVE THIS IS ACHIEVED NOT ONLY THROUGH KNOWLEDGE, IT IS ALSO NECESSARY FOR CHILDREN TO BE HEALTHY AND TO WORK COLLECTIVELY TO CREATE BETTER SOLUTIONS FOR SOME OF THE CHALLENGES THEY MAY FACE IN THE FUTURE”, STATES SORIE SANKOH. “WE BELIEVE THAT CHILDREN ARE THE FUTURE LEADERS TOMORROW AND THAT EDUCATION IS KEY TO SUCCESS”, HE ADDS.

SINCE 2012, CARDO HAS “HELPED OVER 10,000 CHILDREN TO RETURN TO SCHOOL THROUGH EDUCATION GRANTS; AND/OR BUSINESS SUPPORT TO CAREGIVERS; DONATIONS AND/OR SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION, SIGNIFICANT REFURBISHMENT AND TEACHER TRAINING”, SAYS SORIE SANKOH. ALSO THEY TOOK CARE OF EBOLA ORPHANS, “AIDING OVER 8,000 CHILDREN WHO WERE EFFECTIVELY ORPHANED BY EBOLA WITH SUBSTANTIAL PACKAGES OF FOOD, EDUCATION, PSYCHO-SOCIAL AND LIVELIHOOD (VIA CAREGIVER) SUPPORT”. AND PROMOTING “UNIQUE 2,000 NATIONWIDE GIRL CONSULTATIONS ON ‘ISSUES AFFECTING ADOLESCENT GIRL EDUCATION’”.

CARDO’S BIGGEST NECESSITIES ARE FUNDING SUPPORT, LACK OF LOGISTICS AND INADEQUATE MAN POWER. LUCKILY THE ORGANIZATION IS EFFECTIVE WHEN IT COMES TO VOLUNTEERISM, ESPECIALLY IN HELPING THE COMMUNITY WHERE THEY FOUND THEMSELVES. “WE HAVE MANY WAYS WE CAN INSPIRED PEOPLE AND ENCOURAGE THEM TO JOIN OUR INITIATIVE SO THAT THEY CAN ALSO HELP AND CHANGE THE COMMUNITY EITHER IN ONE WAY OR THE OTHER”, AFFIRM SORIE SANKOH. ACCORDING TO THE ORGANIZATION’S FOUNDER, THEY “ARE VERY MUCH CONFIDENT WHEN IT COMES TO VOLUNTEERISM, VERY PASSIONATE AND ALWAYS ENSURING THAT THEY PERFORMS BETTER TO HELP AND CREATE AN IMPACT IN HELPING CHANGE THE COMMUNITY”.

CARDO BELIEVES THAT TEAM WORK AND COLLABORATIONS ARE THE WAY TO CHANGE THE WORLD AS A WHOLE. THEREFORE THE ORGANIZATION JOINED WORLD LIFE EXPERIENCE. “AS A LOCAL BASED INITIATIVE, THE CHALLENGES ARE GREAT BUT THROUGH THE HELP OF INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIP, IT WILL HELP TO STRENGTHEN, PROMOTE AND CREATE THE ENABLING ENVIRONMENT TO MEET MORE TARGETS”, EXPLAINS SORIE SANKOH.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT CARDO IN: HTTP://WWW.CARDO-SL.ORG/

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