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Make an Impact in the Life of an Ebola Orphan
Share HEART in Africa places great emphasis on the importance of education in the transformation of a child's life. By providing these children with this gift, we hope to inspire and empower them to become Sierra Leone's future leaders.
What is the Challenge?
Ebola has orphaned many children across West Africa. These children are shunned and rejected by relatives and neighbors and most of them are at Holding Centers and need a permanent home. This vicious Ebola virus has also kept schools closed for months in Sierra Leone. The educational system which has not recovered fully from the country's 11yr civil war, now has added to it the Ebola virus further decreasing the literacy rate and damaging the recent years of educational gains.
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What Does Share Heart Do?
Orphans will be placed in a loving family home in Sierra Leone and will be supported with educational scholarships, books, supplies and uniforms needed to be a successful citizen. These children will be empowered through education thereby reducing the illiteracy rate and increasing opportunity. Orphan youth and young adults will be trained with vocational skills to enable them to be successful as adults and become responsible citizens able to transform Sierra Leone from within.
The Long Term Impact
The long term impact is three-fold:
1) Education will increase the ability to rise out of poverty.
2) As the literacy rate increases, communicable diseases, which often end in death, will decrease.
3) Education and vocational training will allow entrepreneurship to develop.
We desire to help Sierra Leone rise from its third world status.
How do I protect myself against Ebola?
If you must travel to an area affected by the Ebola outbreak, please protect yourself by doing the following:
- Do not touch bats and nonhuman primates or their blood and fluids and do not touch or eat raw meat prepared from these animals.
- Do not touch the body of someone who has died from Ebola.
- Do not handle items that may have come in contact with an infected person’s blood or body fluids.
- Avoid contact with blood and body fluids of any person, particularly someone who is sick.
- Wash hands frequently or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Seek medical care immediately if you develop fever (temperature of 101.5°F/ 38.6°C) and any of the other following symptoms: headache, muscle pain, diarrhea, vomiting, stomach pain, or unexplained bruising or bleeding.
- Limit your contact with other people until and when you go to the doctor. Do not travel anywhere else besides a healthcare facility.