At hoop we have a mission to create a better world.
Together with my sister-in-law and her husband (with Sierra Leonean roots), I have set up a local non profit organisation in Sierra Leone, The Suzanna Foundation. With the Suzanna Foundation we want to support the most vulnerable children in the country. We believe every child has the right to go to school, eat a meal every day and have access to urgent medical treatment if needed. Initially, we will focus our support on children age 3 to 8 years who have parents with disabilities or live in 1 parent families or big foster families with low to no income. Most of this children beg for the living and have no acces to education. Providing an education for children in vulnerable familial situations, will help improve their outlook in life with a more stable future and lesser chances for them to getting involved in criminal activities such theft, drug trafficking or other dangerous crimes.
With the purchase of an item under €50, you donate a meal to a vulnerable child that we support.
With the purchase of an item between €50 and €60, you donate schoolbooks for 1 semester for a vulnerable child that we support.
A school uniform
With the purchase of an item over €60, you donate a second hand school uniform to a vulnerable child that we support. We opted for a second hand school uniform to support local communities and circular economy.
Despite education being free in Sierra Leone since 3 years , more than 30% of the children under 12 years old does not attempt school because of the cost of school books and school uniforms. We enroll the children in school and help the parents or foster families with the registration proces. We provide school books and school uniforms for the children registered in our program. Our local coordinator follows up the children to make sure they are present at school.
Many children of the slums provide a daily income for the family by working in the streets, searching for waste at the rubbish dump or selling goods. While they attempt school they cannot provide an income. To compensate this loss of income, we offer a weekly food pick-up for the family (bags of rice, sugar, flour, herbs, oil, chicken, vegetables, ....).
Our local coordinator is the contact point for the vulnerable families that we support with our program. She helps the families with administration and keep a close contact with the family to guarantee the well-being of the children. She has a monthly contact moment with the family of the children, to create a relationship of trust.An amount for medical assistance of the children (only the children official registred in the charity program) will be set apart for urgent and life threatening medical treatments and interventions.
Today we support 9 children in Sierra Leone.
We hope to expand our support to more children month after month, year after year. With your purchase you help to support our mission.
Do you want to make a free donation ?
You can make a single or monthly free donation to the Suzanna Foundation very soon. For the moment there is a €5 transaction cost but we are working on it. We are happy with every gift small or big. Do you want to have more information or do you have questions? Contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org