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 to qualify 22 Yoga Teachers for children, youth and adults.

The project is  impacting on various vulnerable communities 

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

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 health sector.

Phase 4

In 2022, Yoga Pura Vida, Don Bosco and  and IFD  (Institute for Development) are developing a qualitative research to evaluate the impact of Yoga on mental, emotional and physical health on a group girls victims of sexual abuse.

Phase 5

Since 2022 yoga is being introduced in schools.

Phase 6

Since the beginning of 2022 children from different communities around the country are being benefited with free of cost outreach classes

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