We are going to sow yoga seeds throughout Sierra Leone!

Sierra Leone

Proyect: "Yoga to Build a Better World"

En Noviembre del 2021 ofreceremos dos cursos de Formación de Profesorado de Yoga para Niños y otro de Yoga para Jóvenes y Adultos, a 30 participantes que ya han sido becados.

We have selected and awarded 30 local participants for our Yoga teacher training courses: Yoga for Children, Youth and Adults.

The project will impact 1,770 children and 530 adults during 2022.

Our project focuses on sharing tools that promote a peaceful and gradual social and environmental change, generating new habits that help improve the mental and physical health of residents of Sierra Leone, and to create better living conditions in the present and possibilities to build with dignity, a fair and decent future.

Children in Sierra Leone face an array of interlinked obstacles which inhibit the fulfilment of their human rights. Most pressingly, children are at risk of early child marriage and adolescent pregnancy, child labour, female genital mutilation and gender-based violence. These risks, combined with systemic poverty, poor health conditions and educational challenges, endanger all children in the country. 

Less than 50% of children complete secondary education, leading to a national literacy rate of less than 60% for the population under the age of 15. The infant mortality rate for children under the age of five is 96.3 per 1,000 live births and 35% of children in Sierra Leone are subject to child labour. Malaria is estimated to account for up to 20% of all child mortality.

Project Development

Phase 1

During 2019 and 2020 we have selected and give grants to 30 local participants

Phase 2

In November 2021 we will start conducting an in person and online Yoga teacher training course (yoga for children youth and adults).

Phase 3

From December 2021 the trainee yoga teachers will start conducting during 18 months 2 free of cost outreach classes on a weekly basis to benefit 1,770 children and 500 adults.

Phase 4

Beginning 2023 we will organise a randomized control trial (RCT) to evaluate the impact of our intervention on mental, emotional and physical health, well-being and community development.

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