We are sharing tools to benefit mental and emotional health of children, youth and adults trough out Sierra Leone!

Sierra Leone

Proyect: "Yoga for Mental Peace"

In November 2021, we have started an 18 month Yoga Teacher Training Course: “Classical Yoga Studies”  to qualify 22 Yoga Teachers for children, youth and adults.

The project will impact over 1.770 children and 530 adults during 2022.

Our project focuses on sharing tools that help minimise the effects of post-traumatic stress and other psychological pathologies, suffered by the majority of the country’s population. Promoting a peaceful and gradual social and environmental change, generating new habits to 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, decent and peaceful 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, violent abuse, 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 22 local participants

In November 2021 we have started an 18 month Yoga Teacher Training Course to qualify the trainees to teach yoga to children youth and adults

During 2019 and 2020 we have selected and give grants to 22 local participants

Phase 2

In November 2021 we have started an 18 month Yoga Teacher Training Course to qualify the trainees to teach yoga to children youth and adults

Phase 3

In December 2021, the instructors have begun to spread the foundation’s system in the field of health, beside organise free of cost outreach classes to benefit children and adults from different communities.

Phase 4

During 2022 YPV and SLURC will start a research project to evaluate the impact of our intervention on mental, emotional and physical health, well-being and community development.

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