About Us

Who are we?

St George Foundation is a charity in England and a Local Non Government Organisation (NGO) in Sierra Leone working together since 2004.

In England we are a small team of volunteers with no paid staff and no physical office. This enables 97% of everything we raise to go directly to the work in Sierra Leone.

In Sierra Leone we are a Local NGO and work closely with The Sierra Leonean Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs.  We belong to the Child Protection Committee and also Family Tracing & Reunification (FTR) Group.

We are the leading child welfare provider in an area known as Western Rural with a population of approximately 250,000 people.  This is the rural area immediately on the outskirts of Freetown and covers the Freetown Peninsula (excluding the urban area itself).

 

 

What do we normally do?

Our normal work is supporting homeless children or street children.

But this often includes abandoned infants, referrals from social services and children whose families are unable to cope for whatever reason. Our emphasis is on ending their time as homeless and helping them deal with their problems. Then we re-unify them to a settled home with their relatives and ensure continued education. This is done using our residential home at Grafton

On average the children live with us in the home for one academic year during which we assist them to rehabilitate, adjust to schooling and work with their families to ensure a successful return.

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Video clips

Children's stories

This short clip with St George children really captures what we are about.

These stories are typical for the children in our care and our approach in supporting them is clear.

Note: The film was made a several years ago by Hull Freedom Trail. Numbers quoted are now out of date: in 2011 the number of children we have assisted passed 1000!

Ebola response

This clip of the St George Foundation was filmed and broadcast by BBC News in January 2015.

This clip of the St George Foundation was filmed and broadcast by Sky News in December 2014.

 

How the money is spent

Pie chart showing how the money is spent in each category: only 3% is used for UK admin.

The Wages & Salaries are local to Sierra Leone for staffing the centre, cooks, social workers...etc

See the full breakdown on our latest financial statements.