During the Ebola crisis, many of the young people of Kaningo did a fantastic job working as a team to deliver healthcare advice and practical Ebola prevention measures to the community. Once the crisis was over, their feedback was that they very much enjoyed being involved and wanted more opportunities to make an active and positive contribution.
We have been holding debates and running activities to sensitise the youth so that they are able to make more positive contributions to their community.
We schedule cooking session in with schools so the pupils learn how to cook quick dishes and in this case a light snack, helping them be more familiar with the life skills they're going to need later.
International womens day is an annual event across the globe. here we have chosen to celibrate it by having older women come in to talk and bond with the younger girls. Discussing the concepts of self worth and life. They completed activities as a group particularly cooking, as it is a cultural thing that bonds them all.
The Day of the African Child has been celebrated on June 16 every year since 1991, when it was first initiated by the OAU Organisation of African Unity. It honors those who participated in the Soweto Uprising in 1976 on that day. It is also a marked day for showing the children that they are valued and loved in society, as they are the future.
A trip to the Sierra Leone museum.
They had an exhibit showcasing 20 icons who have done great things for the country. Most of the children and some of the teachers had never been to the city, so it was a lovely first time experience for many. The main reason behind this trip is because “children should be able to access their history” it's very important fo young people to know about those who came before them, in the hope that they may feel inspired.