PART 3: Spotting signs of potential abuse, what to do about it and which children are at risk?

– Useful guidelines from UNICEF & U.N.H.C.R It is of great importance for teachers, school leaders, parents, health care professionals and social workers, all of us, to know and be aware of the behaviours and symptoms a child displays signs indicative of impending abuse or abuse that have. It is especially important for teachers toContinue reading “PART 3: Spotting signs of potential abuse, what to do about it and which children are at risk?”

Part 2: What makes a safe school and why our country needs more of them?

What safe schools look like Most of the questions regarding what needs to be done to make schools safer places have mostly already been figured out by many organizations such as the United Nations through its many agencies especially UNICEF and UNESCO to support governments and communities prevent and respond to abuse. When a schoolContinue reading “Part 2: What makes a safe school and why our country needs more of them?”

How can Schools become safer and contribute to the fight against sexual abuse?

(for School Leaders, Teachers and other education stakeholders) Part 1: The School is likely the most influential organization in any society Abuse, in many shapes and forms, and has always been around. A few months ago, an elderly man (the man whose name and face rarely showed up on the images being spread over theContinue reading “How can Schools become safer and contribute to the fight against sexual abuse?”

Educating in the time of COVID19 in Sierra Leone Pt. 3

Written by: Janice Williams with Contributions by Alusine Barrie Part 2 | Part 1 The next best option is television. According to the BBC Media Action research again, there is a growing viewership of television. Television stations can air educational content: this happened during Ebola, but it will be about getting the highest possible qualityContinue reading “Educating in the time of COVID19 in Sierra Leone Pt. 3”

Educating in the time of COVID19-Sierra Leone Pt. 2

Written by: Janice Williams Contributions by: Alusine Barrie Part 1 Looking at internet usage, we are seeing a significant growth for Sierra Leone, but we are still a long way behind the rest of the world according to these statistics from Internet World Statistics.  According to GeoPoll: more than 90% of the population in [Sub-saharanContinue reading “Educating in the time of COVID19-Sierra Leone Pt. 2”

Educating in the Time of COVID19 in Sierra Leone

Written by: Janice Williams (Founder/Executive Director Sudu & Co-founder, EduGo) Contributions by: Alusine Barrie (EduGo Co-founder and Grow Salone Lead Trainer) The question is: How Can Sierra Leone (& similar countries) handle education during this pandemic and other emergency situations? Recently, I put up a Facebook status up asking how countries like Sierra Leone, whoContinue reading “Educating in the Time of COVID19 in Sierra Leone”