Rescue Children Sierra Leone

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About us

1. Organization Background

Rescue Children Sierra Leoneis a children serving agency that seeks to advocate and lobby for the rights and empowerment of the children, amputee, widow, youth and women, promote democracy, good governance.

It is a local non-governmental organization, non-profit making, non-partisan, non-tribal but independently impartial.

This mission was conceived in 1997 during the civil war but became operational in January 2004 and is registered with the Ministry of Gender & Childrens Affairs New England Vile Freetown Sierra Leone, (Registration Number: MSWGCA/VO3012)

The initiative was founded by a group of professionals working in Sierra Leone and abroad, with extensive experience of community development programmes through working with communities, CBO & other international based NGOS.

Mission Statement:

To provide a safe haven for children in need where their physical, emotional, academic and spiritual needs are met.We also provide practical support to help vulnerable War Widows & War Amputees affected by violent conflict achieve lasting peace.

Vision Statement:

To rescue vulnerable children from the rural committees in all forms of abuse, and to nurture and develop them through education.

Our Beliefs:

vRCSL beliefs that to work with those in need is an expression of our love for God.

vThat we are an organization of change and an appliance of grace and destiny.

vThat all persons, especially war affected & less fortunate children's, have the right to a life of opportunity and the freedom of choosing their own future.

vThat all people, in particular women's and children's have the right to protection and a life free from violence, sexual exploitation and all other forms of abuse.

vThat age, gender, race, culture and families enrich the children's, war widow and amputee communities with whom we work are our assets to be respected and affirmed.

vIn no discrimination and respect for differences, accepting Children's , women's and amputees as equals regardless of race, ethnicity, and gender, political or religious affiliations.

Board of Directors:

RC-SL has strong six (6) Boards of Directors that are responsible to oversee and to provide technical support when necessary. They have wealth of experiences in their various fields, knowledgeable in aspects of NGO operations, and deeply committed to the country's development agenda.

Geographical Coverage:

Rescue Children Sierra Leone works in 25 communities in Koinadugu Districts Northern Province of Sierra Leone.


Our achievements cut across different areas. Through our programs, we have seen progressive changes in the lives of the children, amputees & widows, changes in their behaviour, attitude and view of life. Several children, teenagers and youths have benefited from our financial, educational and moral assistance.

Areas of interest where RCSL will want to collaborate.

ØChild sponsorship program ØIncome generations program for amputees and widows.

ØChild Community Case Management (CCCM) program

ØLiteracy & adult education program

ØPartnership development


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Dear Partners,


This year has been a transitional year for Rescue Children Sierra Leone and we want to thank you for your support.

We have made much progress in empowering girls. By expanding from primary to secondary education, we are reaching girls at a pivotal time when many of them drop out of school due to barriers such as early marriage, Ebola ,poor sanitation and gender discrimination.


Our approach encourages whole communities to advocate for girls' right to safe and quality schools. We invite you to give a gift to invest in the future of girls.


RCSL  Raises Graduation Rate; More Girls Are Eligible for College

In 2015, RCSL completed its first pilot program in secondary education that reached over 400 girls.  Evaluation studies showed that girls who participated in the RCSL program for two years stayed in school longer and scored higher in exams.

A higher percentage of form 3 girls (74% vs. 61%) passed national exams, which resulted in more girls eligible for college.

To expand our work to empower girls and engage supporters of education for girls, we are launching to another Districts and Chiefdoms across Sierra Leone .Our first District was founded in the Northern Province, followed by second Districts   Bombali and Freetown Rural waterloo. For more information about our new targeted areas please contact us:

For more information about RCSL in country operations and partnership please contact the Executive Director.


Mr. Richard F.Marah

Executive Director

Rescue Children Sierra Leone


Private email:

Mobile:  +232-76-777-809


Contact information

Date Founded: Jan 2002

Government ID number: Reg N0:MSWGCA/VO3012)

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Phone: +232-76-777-809

Fax: NA

MurrayTown Freetown Sierra Leone, MurrayTown Freetown Sierra Leone, Sierra Leone Capital city Freetown, Northern Province, +232, Sierra Leone

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