Street Child is marking its tenth birthday by launching its ‘Count Me In’ campaign, which will receive up to £2 million match funding from the UK Government, to increase access, quality and inclusion in basic education for the most vulnerable children in northern Sierra Leone.
“It is vital that we provide children with access to education and the resources they need to learn, ensuring every child has the best chance of success,” says Street Child’s CEO Tom Dannatt. “Street Child provides simple and sustainable solutions such as paying school fees, buying uniforms and learning materials, training teachers, refurbishing classrooms and building schools to ensure that children have access to education.”
Street Child is asking the British public to join with the charity and be counted in transforming children’s lives by making a donation. These donations will be matched pound for pound for the first £2 million by the UK government.
Secretary of State for International Development Penny Mordaunt says: “UK aid is proud to support Street Child and this partnership will mean that children across Sierra Leone can go to school and reach their full potential, instead of being on the streets. The tireless generosity of the British people means these children will have a future.”
For more information on Street Child’s ‘Count Me In’ appeal, please visit: www.street-child.co.uk/count-me-in.