The World Changing Centre (WCC) is a charity organization that is based in the United Kingdom under registration number 1136070. WCC adopts a philosophy which considers education, schooling, skills training and knowledge acquisition along with healthcare to be the main pillars for any society aiming for revitalization and prosperity. WCC aims to provide children and young people in Sierra Leone with improved quality of life and access to up to date educational services.
Since 2010, WCC has achieved remarkable success through the construction of water wells, offering health and sanitation programmes and founding a part-time nursery primary school which currently provides an education to 50 vulnerable young people aged 3-14, victims of the local civil war and AIDS epidemic, orphans and those living on the streets. The project aims to build a school and health centre that will have its own sustainable well and sanitation. The focus of the school will be educational development and health awareness. WCC will use sport, drama and other arts activities as a tool for engagement, along with strategies and programmes to engage and enhance knowledge retention and growth. The project will assist 5,000 children over the 3 years of the project.
The World Changing Centre has been improving the quality of life for underprivileged children aged between 5-25 years who live in Eastern of Freetown in Sierra Leone. The dedication of our volunteers helps enable children to realise their talents and potential for success. Education focuses on core subjects and vocational skills through apprenticeships and mentoring programmes. This helps them to gain employment when they graduate and also helps them to become a vibrant part of the self-reliant community. Our drama and arts therapy programmes support children in overcoming war-invoked trauma and basic health and sanitation.
Community improvement is the core purpose of WCC’s work. We will build a community ethos based on open collaboration and team work. WCC will improve the quality of life of young people by improving health and sanitation facilities, and providing various educational opportunities to advance their economic prospects.
The services we deliver are underpinned by the following values:
We strive to make every child that we work with feel welcomed, loved and secure. We believe in the value of friendship and encourage such relationships amongst children.
At WCC we respect each other and the community we work in. We offer support earnestly listen to all members of the community. We respect the environment that we work in.
Honesty and integrity are of paramount importance to WCC. We maintain strong moral values to build trust within the community we work with.
We encourage the children we work with to believe in themselves. We want them to aspire to be the best that they can be, so we work tirelessly to help them succeed.
WCC strongly believes that all children and young people are equal and therefore deserve to be treated equally, regardless of age, gender, religion or race.
World Changing Centre (WCC) was founded by Bernice Langley, a British citizen and healthcare professional in 2007 when she was struck by the great need and abject poverty in Calaba Town, Sierra Leone, where she was born and raised, the organization subsequently gained the charitable status in 2010. Bernice started the organization by interviewing over 2000 families in Sierra Leone with the help of a team of university graduates, so as to identify the main needs within the community, primarily clean water, healthcare & sanitation facilities and invested her own personal funds and that of a few friends for the purpose. Thus, leading to educational, sanitary and infrastructure projects to improve the living conditions of the people of Sierra Leone.