With funding from their Dutch partner Wegdam Foundation, We Yone Child Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering underprivileged children and providing them with opportunities for a brighter future has completed the installation and fabrication of bakery machine for their school feeding program in Port Loko District.” This powerful statement from the We Yone Child Foundation highlights the incredible impact that their partnership with the Wegdam Foundation has had on the lives of young people in Sierra Leone.
Education is often seen as the key to breaking the cycle of poverty, and the We Yone Child Foundation understands this all too well. However, they also recognize that education alone is not enough. Many of these girls come from impoverished backgrounds and face the daily struggle of hunger and malnutrition. To address this pressing issue, the foundation, with support from their Dutch partner, has taken a holistic approach by implementing a school feeding program.
With funding from our #dutch 🇳🇱 partner #wegdamfoundation , we have completed the installation and fabrication of bakery 🥯 machines for our school feeding program in Port Loko District. @wegdamnieuws @Cipotato @moped2022 @DutchMFA @raymondwegdam @PaulHodgesTrust @streetchildren pic.twitter.com/kXjlQGEuMS
— We Yone Child (@WYCF_SL) July 19, 2023
The installation and fabrication of bakery machines for the school feeding program in Port Loko District is a game-changer. It ensures that the girls not only receive a quality education but also have access to nourishing meals that fuel their bodies and minds. By providing them with nutritious food, the foundation is breaking the cycle of hunger and malnutrition, giving these girls the energy they need to thrive.
The impact of this program cannot be overstated. For many of these girls, the meals they receive at school may be their only source of nutrition for the day. Without proper nourishment, their ability to concentrate, learn, and grow is severely hindered. By addressing this fundamental need, the We Yone Child Foundation is giving these girls a fighting chance at a better future.
But it doesn’t stop there. The foundation’s Love, Learn, and Play Girls’ Club provides a safe space for these girls to learn, grow, and play. It is a place where dreams are nurtured and potentials are unlocked. The activities at the club are carefully designed to address the unique needs of these girls. The foundation believes that love is the foundation for growth and development.
In the Learn section of the club, passionate volunteers provide the girls with educational materials, books, and interactive lessons. From basic literacy skills to science experiments and art classes, these girls are encouraged to explore their interests and expand their horizons. It is here that they develop a love for learning and discover their passions.
The Play component of the club is equally important. The girls are encouraged to engage in recreational activities, sports, and creative outlets. This allows them to develop their social skills, build friendships, and discover their hidden talents. Through play, they learn valuable life skills such as teamwork, resilience, and problem-solving.
The partnership between the We Yone Child Foundation and the Wegdam Foundation has been instrumental in transforming the lives of countless girls in Freetown’s slum communities. Together, they are rewriting the narrative for girls in these communities, proving that with love and opportunity, anything is possible.
The We Yone Child Foundation’s installation and fabrication of bakery machines through the support from Wegdam Foundation continues to be a beacon of hope in Port Loko.