Wanword Progressive Foundation, Inc. mission is to work to develop human capacity, and increase self-reliance and empower the communities of Sierra Leone, and other developing countries, to work towards the elimination of poverty, illiteracy, malnutrition and improve basic education, health and child survival. The organization seeks to create thriving communities in the Sierra Leonean, and other communities through formal and informal education and economic programs.
Who We Are
Wanword Progressive Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit, tax exempt Corporation incorporated in the state of Massachusetts. The rural communities of Sierra Leone have serious and growing interrelated problems. Many of the community's problems are the result of the country's ten years civil war. Unfortunately most of the community problems begin among elementary school aged children, who live in dire poverty, high risk families and poor neighborhoods. Poverty, peer influence, poor home environment, no after-school programs or supervision, and lack of positive adult role models are the major risk factors that contribute to the problems among Sierra Leonean children and youth.
To achieve the foundation's goal, we will work to develop and implement the following programs and services in Sierra Leone. Educational Health, Scholarships, Employments and job training and youth leadership development programs. As Sierra Leonean children grow older, their problems become severe and difficult to alter into positive lifestyles. Most of the problems' symptoms become most evident where many drop out of school, experience alcohol, drug abude and teenage pregnancy. To achieve the foundation's goals. We dwork to develop and implement the following programs and services in Sierra Leone, West Africa. 1. Educational Programs 2. Health programs 3. Scholarship programs 4. Employment and job training programs Wanword Progressive Foundation, Inc. will collaborate with community-based organizzations in Sierra Leone., educational and health institutions to improve the lives of children, youth and their families.
Wanword Progressive Foundation, Inc. will provide school supplies, teaching materials for the schools in Sierra Leone, and solicit medical equipments and supplies in the United States for clinics and health institutions in Sierra Leone, and develop child sponsorship programs for United States citizens to sponsor the education of children in the region, this sponsorship will include, but not limited to scholarships, the purchase of uniforms, book supplies and the provision of health care for each sponsor children. The Foundation's health initiative will be design to improve the quality and availability of health care through partnership and collaborations with local health institutions and clinics. The foundation will also work to improve the community labor force by preparing youth for the job market. The foundation Employment and job Training Programs will be design to further develop and increases employer's linkages to create opportunities for the people of Sierra Leone. This program will assist youth and young adults in our service area with job search and access to job listings, career counseling, coaching, on the job training, organizes workshops on a variety of job-search strategies.