Ebola Emergency Appeal
August 2015 update: we are expecting to continue ebola work until January 2016.
St George Foundation on BBC News at Six, 16 January 2015:
(used with permission)
Our area ‘Western Rural’ was one of the hardest hit places for ebola cases.
Over 1 in 4 of the nation's orphans are under the care of St George Foundation.
See more TV and radio media coverage of St George Foundation's ebola response.
As of August 2015, St George Foundation has registered 2535 orphans in Western Rural.
We took 360 orphans into our residential centre, arranged foster care for 140 others, and handed emergency packs to a further 300 in the community. We also supported another 200 in Port Local back to school.
They have been through a great deal of trauma, and it will be a long road to full recovery. With your support, that long road is significantly reduced and a lot less painful; on behalf of them, we know it means the world.
St George DO NOT receive funds from the national campaigns or UK government for this vital work.
To support each child costs £200. To continue our work we need your help.
or send cheques made payable to the 'St George Foundation' to:
St George Foundation, Haze-Lea, Hill Pound, Swanmore, Hants SO32 2UN (please write 'Ebola Crisis' on the back of the cheque).
Many thanks from all at St George.
St George Foundation wins award from the president for outstanding support during the Ebola Crisis - check out the News page for more info.
We have established a Small Business Initiative where we help families set up their own businesses in order to help support children that have been reunified with them.
Our pilot intake of 30 families (all affected by Ebola) have now been trained in basic accounting, business skills and we have a range of occupations from growing cassavas to wood & charcoal selling to mechanics.
We have selected the most vulnerable families , and are keen to extend the scheme wider after the successful pilot. It costs around £50 per family and most often than not will be for families with more than one child.
To help support our next intake please donate and let us know you want the donation to go towards the Small Business Initiative
Funding from enterprise in the UK
The UK founder's clothing business enables profits from hoodies to support the work in Sierra Leone.
Special thanks to all school leavers who have donated thousands of pounds by buying their commemorative leavers' hoodies through our site.
Read more about our commercial fundraising enterprises