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Sierra Leone; Program information

War Child active since


Target groups


  • Children and young people aged 10 to 25;
  • Community members playing a significant role in children and young people’s lives (parents, teachers, community members);
  • Public officials in district towns and national politicians



Rural communities in districts of Port Loko and Bombali




16 support groups for children in 16 communities (Child and Youth Support Structures, CYSS)


The structures planned, coordinated and monitored the implementation of activities by Community Action Groups (CAGs). This year support groups were trained in advocacy and lobbying skills to implement activities advocating for children’s rights, particularly for child protection. These groups work on a voluntary basis.

56 Community Action Groups (CAG’s) comprising child, young adult and parents groups and 8 Community Trainers and Facilitators’ groups (CTF) – in 16 communities.


The CAGs implement the activities set out by the CYSS (see above).

The CTFs are a new group in the communities who implement livelihood activities (such as numeracy and literacy training) together with external trainers and with coaching and support of War Child Project Officers.

These groups also work on voluntary basis.












Expats: 6
National staff: 81

Program expenditure

Total: € 1,165,309
Spent via self implemented program: € 1,163,968
Spent via partner programs: € 1,341