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Lilomi has very strong links to an orphanage and school called Jonathan's Child Care (JCC) in Bo Sierra Leone, the children there are the inspiration for the establishment of our charity. Our initial projects will be aimed at the development of this amazing orphanage, school and local community.
School Reference Library
Imagine that your child doesn't have access to the internet or computers to help them research their homework to broaden their understanding. Then imagine that you don't have books. This is the reality of school children here. They are given information by their teachers in class which they copy into their school books and that's it.... you can see why so many struggle with basic maths skills or are terrified of reading because of their lack of reading comprehension.
We want to help the children of JCC by helping fund their library. We need to raise £2500 to equip the library with the necessary curriculum text books. This will enable the 300+ children whose families cannot afford to buy the text books to have access to the material they need to complete their schooling, opening the doors of their future to them.
"WHOEVER SAID SMALL THINGS DON'T MATTER HAS NEVER SEEN A MATCH START A WILDFIRE."
TOILET UPGRADE AT JCC ORPHANAGE AND SCHOOL BO, SIERRA LEONE
The importance of good water supply and sanitation are extremely important and even more so in a country like Sierra Leone where water born diseases are endemic and viruses like Ebola threaten to return.
The toilet at the Jonathan’s Child Care School is woefully inadequate to serve the 300 -400 people that need access to it daily.
The septic tank is too small, and it is not lined with cement which means that human waste is leaked into the ground potentially contaminating the orphanage water supply.
The toilets are too few and difficult to clean.
The girl’s toilets do not have closed cubicles so that they are not private.
The smaller children have to use a potty out side which is emptied and cleaned by a staff member.
Lilomi is going to make these toilets fit for the children they are supposed to be serving by:
🚽Giving the girls five, and the boys three flushing toilet cubicles with doors, with an additional
urinal for the boys.
🚽Giving the teachers a separate toilet each for the men and women
🚽Surveying and digging the septic tank again, installing a tank that prevents the leaking of human waste into the ground and will be fit for decades to come.
🚽Building a water tower and tank for flushing and hand washing.
🚽Provide a hand washing area which will mean the children have a place to wash their hands
throughout the day, not just when they have used the toilet.
🚽Provide a toilet area for the nursery children including a cleaning area.
🚽Facilitate WASH (water and sanitation) training for the children and teachers on good hygiene.