Greetings! during this unprecedented time, your prayers for the children and families served by our missions in Sierra Leone have meant so much. We hope you find inspiration and joy reading about what a huge difference your support has made. From all of us at Helping Children Worldwide, we wish you God's peace and protection.
Summer Magazine, Impact Statement & Annual Report
Aruna's journey to become a medical doctor
From the time he was a small boy growing up in a rural village in Sierra Leone, Dr. Aruna Stevens was determined to become a doctor. “Where I came from, we had no doctors, only community health assistants who came on outreach from Bo. I remember when we went to the doctor, we had to queue for a very long time to get treated,” Aruna says. “I decided I had to become a doctor so I can help people.”

Read Aruna's remarkable journey in our Summer 2020 Magazine/Impact Statement , plus much more about how your partnership is transforming the lives of children and families.
HCW Summer Magazine is out! If you would like to receive a copy in the mail (US addresses only) send us an email at:
The Child Reintegration Centre and Mercy Hospital serve their communities in special ways during COVID
The Child Reintegration Centre and Mercy Hospital are on the front lines addressing the needs and concerns of the community. Mercy Hospital’s clinical staff have received COVID-19 training and are prepared to triage potential COVID patients, who will be referred to official treatment centres. Mercy and the CRC are coordinating visits to the communities they serve to provide hand washing stations and sanitation supplies, and conduct COVID prevention workshops. 

While in the developed world schools have gone to online instruction, this is not an option in Sierra Leone. UNICEF-supported national radio programming provides daily lessons for children to fill the gap, but the poorest families do not even have the luxury of a radio. The CRC is providing families with solar powered radios, and supplying students who are slated to take the upcoming promotion exams with practice tests to study while school is in recess. 

How you can help: The CRC and Mercy are working hard to supply the families they serve with sanitation supplies, supplementary food, and solar radios. Donate to our COVID response by clicking the button below.
News from our partners in Sierra Leone
Solar panel installation complete at Mercy Hospital

Mercy Hospital contracted the Sierra Leonean company Maklon Limited to supply and install 40 solar panels and all necessary peripherals to provide solar power as a sustainable means of generating electricity to meet the power demands of the hospital.

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Runaway children reunited with families

The Child Reintegration Centre continues to rescue children from the streets of Bo, working in collaboration with Street Child UK. Here are a few recent cases of rescue and reintegration.

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Care-giving curriculum helps CRC case managers develop...

CRC Director Olivia Fonnie and the case managers have been participating in the Trust Based Relationship Intervention course to help them become better child welfare professionals and caregivers for vulnerable children and youth.

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CFC re-opened 'til June 30, still time to make a pledge
The Combined Federal Campaign has opened a special campaign to help during the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you are able, this is your opportunity to do a little more to support the Child Reintegration Centre and Mercy Hospital in their mission to help vulnerable children and families in Sierra Leone.

Click on the link below and enter Helping Children Worldwide or CFC #44370 to make your pledge. Act now, the deadline is June 30, 2020!
Mission team travel at this time remains uncertain, but HCW is looking at alternate ways for people to stay connected to the staff at the CRC and Mercy Hospital. If you are interested in virtual mission opportunities, please contact .

  • Oct 17 - Oct 31, 2020 - Deadline passed, contact HCW
  • Dec 26, 2020 - Jan 3, 2021 - Interest meeting Sun, June 28, 2020 @ 2PM
Like these volunteers, you can join a team for the unforgettable experience of serving at the Child Rescue Centre and Mercy Hospital in Sierra Leone. Learn more about HCW mission trips or apply online .
CRC students need sponsors 
COVID-19 is creating an economic crisis in Sierra Leone, accelerating the hardships already experienced by families who live on less then $500 a year. Can you help families in poverty by sponsoring a CRC student or family? Sponsorship provides critical support for nearly 600 children and youth from extremely vulnerable backgrounds. Click on the button at left to learn how to sponsor a child.
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Dear Lord Jesus, You are our Prince of Peace and You prayed for unity in the body of Christ, that we may be united in love just as You are united with the Father in love.

Give Your children the desire to love one another as You have loved us, and let the world know that we are Your disciples by our love for one another.

Give us a hunger to live in union with each another, and may we be united as one, in the bond of peace and fellowship, in the Spirit. This we ask in Jesus’ name, Amen.

Learn how the Child Reintegration Centre and Mercy Hospital are transforming lives in Sierra Leone: .
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