The main aim is to cater for sick children within the ages from 0-16 years whose parents are challenged financially and cannot afford to pay the medical bills for their children. Children that are having severe medical conditions that cannot be treated here in Sierra Leone and few minor conditions that are treated here in Sierra Leone but from extremely poor families. Since the inception of the project, it has helped over forty (40) children. Majority of the children were sent to India, and few to Spain and Italy for different surgeries that are delicate. Also for those that are not delicate, their surgeries are done here in Sierra Leone.
The project is a not for profit project that has 99% direct cost, its funds are generated from donors, street begging campaign, monthly donations, the government of Sierra Leone through the Ministry of Health and Sanitation and its donation boxes that are placed at banks and supermarkets in Freetown.
Volunteers carry out the day-to-day activities of the project. The project caters to children across the country. This project deals with various health issues such as Congenital Heart Disease, Hydrocephalus, imperforated anus, Hodgkin Lymphedema etc.
With the current global pandemic (COVID-19) has affected the activities of the Sick Pikin Project terribly, simply because it is a challenge to carry our comprehensive fundraising activities. Our street campaign, which is used to raise funds on a daily basis to support their medical bills and many other activities have come to standstill and the children who are sick are getting sicker.
Because of the present COVID-19 pandemic in Sierra Leone and the world at large, this has led to the unfortunate demise of five (5) of children who were on the waiting list that we needed to raise funds for so they can travel to overseas where their surgery will be done.
However, we still have eighteen (18) children on the list awaiting funds for their surgeries.
Due to the Corona Virus in the country, the operation of the project has come to a halt, and this has affected the project financially and everything has been put on hold, but the suffering of the children is not been put on hold.
If we don’t act now many children will die as these children are in dire need of medical and food as some of them are malnourished to sustain them till we are able to raise funds for them to send them for their surgeries.
We are therefore asking for you to sponsor a child and support that child to have his or her medication and food covered.
SPONSOR A CHILD AND HELP HIM OR HER TO HAVE FOOD AND MEDICATION SO THEY CAN LIVE WHILE WE TRY TO RAISE FUNDS FOR THEIR SURGERIES WHEN THINGS SETTLE
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