Street Child Sierra Leone has provided assistance to more than 500 vulnerable children in the southeastern regional headquarters of Sierra Leone.

As a non-governmental organization, Street Child Sierra Leone collaborates with local partners to ensure access to education for every child, particularly in low-resource settings and during emergencies.

Deputy Minister 2 of the Ministry of Basic and Senior Secondary Education, Mrs. Mamusu Massaquoi, lauded the organization for its efforts in bolstering the Free Quality School Education Campaign (FQSE) initiated by President Bio.

The organization’s contribution to the Free Quality School Education Program was evident in the distribution of uniforms and other essential school supplies to over 500 vulnerable children in the Bo and Kenema districts.

Mrs. Jenneh Gboa, Director of Programs, Development, and Quality at Street Child Sierra Leone, highlighted that this initiative is part of their Education For Every Child Today (EFECT) Project, aimed at reintegrating 40,500 out-of-school children back into the educational system across 12 districts.

“Our goal is to ensure these children not only gain access to school but also remain enrolled and complete their primary education,” Gboa affirmed, underscoring the organization’s commitment to supporting children who have dropped out of school, especially given the current economic challenges facing the country.

Deputy Minister 2 disclosed that the distribution commenced in Bo, with 342 children benefiting from the aid package, followed by 208 children in Kenema who also received support. She emphasized the fundamental right of every child to free and quality education, reaffirming the government’s dedication to ensuring equitable access to education for all Sierra Leonean children.