EMERGENCY FLOOD RELIEF
Last week, Sierra Leone’s capital city, Freetown, experienced one of the worst floods in recent history. Statistics indicate that after a thorough assessment, more than 10,000 individuals would prove to be impacted. Many individuals, including 2 of our own girls, have experienced massive losses and damage to theirs and their families properties.
GESSL has joined a coalition of local NGOs working on supporting flood victims both displaced in National Stadium and Attouga Stadium and those severely impacted in their communities. GESSL has decided to focus its support in the form of the provision of feminine hygiene related products as well as school equipment for young girls and all other needs as they arise for women and children.
Studies have shown that women and children are the most disadvantaged and at risk post natural disasters. They have less access to or control over their assets and their losses tend to manifest themselves in the form of increased time spent in domestic work post work and their increased dependency on male incomes which, if also significantly impacted, can mean long term implications arising for girls from loss of education.
Your donations will support buying: Sanitary Products, Personal Hygiene related items, School Equipment, books to equip those displaced with the weapons to maintain their health and dignity and facilitate the return of all young girls back into schooling through the replacement of damaged property.