Join Sherbro Foundation’s fall campaign – sponsor a baby
Only 30% of children in Sierra Leone can afford secondary school. Without education, children are born into poverty and never escape. The post-Ebola economic crisis has made getting an education even harder.
Growing a Baby’s Future empowers Bumpeh Chiefdom parents to start saving for their child’s secondary education right after birth by providing 3 income-producing fruit trees to raise.
We also open a bank account for the child, paying the minimum balance. The program combines an old tradition of planting a tree with the baby’s umbilical cord and the new practice of education savings accounts. Parents learn a culture of saving for the future – and gain a living safety net.
To make every child count, we are helping the chiefdom start a birth registry. UNICEF reports “one in three children doesn’t exist.” In Sierra Leone, even fewer births are registered. Without birth certificates, people can be denied birthrights of land ownership, voting and health care.
For $20, please help parents secure their child’s future
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