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New GOALScorer from Sierra Leone

Next addition to our GOALScorers network is coming from Sierra Leone.

We Yone Child Foundation (WYCF) is a local charity founded in 2009 by

Santigie Bayo Dumbuya, a former child soldier during the Sierra Leone civil war forced to fight for the Rebel in 1999.

WYCF exists to improve the lives of vulnerable children and their families through providing quality education and life empowering opportunities. They work in extremely poor slum communities in Freetown and run 3 primary schools delivering education to over 1,000 children and provide scholarships for students to progress on to secondary school.

WYCF also run several community outreach initiatives focusing on child protection, female empowerment and basic health and hygiene training. This includes Sport for Social Change, after school clubs, empowerment training, emergency response, family business grants and counselling sessions within the local community focused on social issues such as teenage pregnancy, sexual violence and child marriage.

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