it in 177th place out of 186 countries and territories
in 2013 when ranked in terms of life expectancy,
literacy, access to knowledge and the living standards
of a country. Worse than the poverty, worse than the destruction of most of the country's
infrastructure was and is the psychological damage to all the children who were
killed or forced to take up arms as child soldiers and murder those within their own communities leaving a legacy of
hopelessness and abandonment at the end of the war. These children had no where to go and no-one would welcome them.
Volunteer work opportunities in Sierra Leone consequently focus on
rebuilding works ~ schools, hospitals and orphanages ~ as well as health care and rolling out HIV
awareness and prevention campaigns. There is also the opportunity to work with former child soldiers, sometimes just listening. If you run or
know of a volunteer work project in Sierra Leone let us know
by contacting us here.