Above: Mohamed Nabieu​, HCW Director for Mission Advancement and Partnership, celebrates Sierra Leone Independence Day with the Sierra Leone ambassador and staff.
Greetings! in this newsletter:

  • We are excited to announce the expansion of the Child Reintegration Centre's Attachment Theory workshop to include social workers and caregivers all over Sierra Leone, story below.
  • Mother's Day is coming up--honor your mother with a gift to help mothers in Sierra Leone. Watch the video below and please share with family and friends!
  • Happy Independence Day to our friends in Sierra Leone! Top left photo: HCW's Mohamed Nabieu, Laura Horvath, and Melody Curtiss celebrated Sierra Leone Independence Day with the ambassador and staff.
  • Middle left: Francis Conteh, one of three “soon-to-be” new HCW Board Members, with his wife Musu, who works at the embassy--story next month.
  • Bottom left: Best wishes to UMC-SLAC for their annual conference meeting this week. CRC Director Olivia Fonnie had the opportunity to meet with interim Bishop Warner Brown in Freetown.
From all of us at Helping Children Worldwide, we hope you have a wonderful day! Keep smiling and keep dancing!
CRC launches workshop to train orphanage leaders
The CRC has launched their new Attachment Theory “Train the Trainer” workshop, with the aim of helping child welfare organizations understand the impact of trauma on children, and learn how to help caregivers in their programs develop healthy relationships with the vulnerable children in their care.  
 
The Train the Trainer workshop was created to expand the impact of the AT Workshop used by the CRC team to train caregivers. The CRC hopes to offer this training to social workers in child welfare organizations all across Sierra Leone, so that the families in their care will have access to tools they can use to build strong, healthy family relationships. The potential is for the AT workshop to positively impact thousands of children and families across the country.  
This Mother's Day, help mothers & babies in Sierra Leone survive and thrive
Honor the mothers in your life by joining Helping Children Worldwide in providing access to prenatal care and safe labor and delivery services for mothers and babies. 

For as little as $35, Mercy Hospital can provide prenatal care, labor & delivery services and post delivery well-baby care. $100 is enough to cover the cost of life-saving surgically-assisted delivery to save a mother and a baby at Mercy Hospital.

Watch this special Mother's Day Message from Dr. Aruna Stevens of Mercy Hospital and click on the link to make a donation to honor the wonderful mothers in your life.
NEWS FROM OUR PARTNERS IN SIERRA LEONE
Mercy Hospital treats child with sickle cell disease

Hassanatu, aged 9, was rushed to Mercy Hospital early in the morning with generalized pain and high fever. The child was screened and assessed, revealing that she was suffering from sickle cell disease (SCD), a genetic condition that can be fatal ...

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Promise Scholars celebrate graduation from Njala University

Congratulations to these Child Reintegration Centre students who graduated from Njala University this month. Comfort Bangalie - BS in Social Work Solomon Bockarie - BS in Peace and Development Studies Precious Musu Sellu - diploma in Public Health

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Bouncing baby girl delivered by c-section at Mercy Hospital

Musu was at term and in beginning labor when she came to Mercy Hospital, but due to her tiny stature, her pelvic structure was too narrow for her healthy baby girl to be delivered. An emergency caesarean section was ordered, and the baby safely...

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MORE WAYS TO SUPPORT HCW'S MISSION
HCW 2021 Benefit Golf Tournament registration is now open, register your team today!
Is this the adventure you've been looking for? Become an advocate for vulnerable children and families in Sierra Leone
Do you want to help vulnerable children and families achieve their wonderful God-given potential? Become a representative for your church and join the adventure! We are always welcoming new partner churches and organizations to join our shared mission - maybe God is calling you? Find out how you can get more involved by calling or emailing Mohamed "Nabs" Nabieu: 703-793-9521 ext 104 or
Join Rick Sprout of Floris UMC to become a Partner Church representative for your church!
The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed

The Lord reigns forever;
    he has established his throne for judgment.
 
He rules the world in righteousness
    and judges the peoples with equity.

The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed,
    a stronghold in times of trouble.
 
Those who know your name trust in you,
    for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you.

Psalm 9:7-10
Boys carrying goods to market on their heads. 36% of children drop out of school at the primary level in Sierra Leone, many to work in the market or on a family farm. Learn more about how you can help families keep their children in school: helpingchildrenworldwide.org/sponsorafamily
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