posted on 11 Jul 2011 by admin in
Working in partnership with Kanga Schools, a Sydney based charity, SIFE UNSW has improved the fundamental literacy and numeracy skills of primary school children in Sierra Leone.
They have also partnered with the Australian Red Cross to help young single mothers aged between 12-24 who have been left homeless and are in need of financial independence.
Planet Hope has improved the fundamental literacy and numeracy skills of primary school children in Sierra Leone by developing, producing and shipping 4000 reusable laminated learning aids. They cover key basic learning areas gathered from extensive consultation with Australian primary school teachers and Sierra Leoneans.
Through a partnership with the Australian Red Cross, Planet Hope has empowered young mothers to be financially independent through a series of engaging workshops. The workshops thoroughly explored employment issues, included constructing resumes and cover letters and job interviews preparation. The workshops also covered financial management, which focused on helping young mothers to develop and adhere to a budget.