Our Children Are The Future Of Tomorrow
Problem solving, reasoning and numeracy are central to our learning programmes. It involves children building an understanding of these skills in a broad range of contexts, in which they can explore, learn, practice and talk about their developing understanding.
Further development at WCC depends on becoming confident and competent in learning and using key skills. This area of learning includes: seeking patterns; making connections; recognising relationships; working with numbers, shapes, space and measures; counting; sorting and matching.
It is at this stage that WCC taps into pre-school potential and helps the children to understand the usefulness of stories, songs, games and imaginative play.
Constructing WCC Academy
- Providing education & health services for underprivileged children in Sierra Leone.
Project Outline – Direct Outputs
- Construct a new school building containing classrooms, a kitchen, toilet facilities and bathrooms using locally sourced sand, cement and workers.
- Provide primary education to 500 orphans and homeless children aged 5-18yrs old.
- Equip the school with educational resources such as books and stationary, as well as tables, chairs and a blackboard to aid effective learning for the children.
- Build an adjacent healthcare centre which is accessible to each of the community’s approximately 19,000 inhabitants.
- Offer extracurricular activities such as sports and field trips.
Long-Term Beneficial Outcomes
The project aims to promote children’s development that is essential for the future of a healthy and sustainable local community. It seeks to re-build Sierra Leone’s decimated civil society, by working with schools, international and local NGO partners to:
- Offer hope for a brighter future and a sense of purpose for some of Sierra Leone’s abandoned and forgotten children.
- Transform health and sanitation standards in Sierra Leone by encouraging social mobilisation and awareness-raising around disease prevention. The goal is to reduce mortality rates through health education, supporting national health priorities, increasing immunisation and preventing HIV/AIDs and other diseases.
- Use the power of sport to help children and parents to enhance healthy child development, foster individual talents and strengthen community partnerships. The Sports Health Programme adds value to the overall development context by offering an alternative approach to strengthen civil society through active participation.