Sierra Leone

Background Information

U Can Do It (UCDI) Foundation is a charity organisation established in November 2016 in the United Kingdom by a young passionate woman by the name of Mrs Josephine Kamara who had a touching vision to make life worth living for the vulnerable people. She has been pursuing this vison through offering free respite care sessions for children and young adults in the community. Her passion for this vision was developed as a consequence of her life and family experience.
As the first born of three children of her mother It was a struggle for her mother to cope with three children especially the second born who require special needs. With no element of support whatsoever particularly for her child with special needs, there were so many days when Josephine's mother feels isolated and outcasted by the society, which worsened her health condition resulting in her not being able to spend time with Josephine and her other siblings.
Good news is that the "Respite care service" was made available to her mother for a few hours in a week, which made a difference and gave her some free time to socialize. She had loudly expressed her joy, delight and satisfaction with the Respite care service. However, this service remains in high demand and in need of resources.

Why Sierra Leone

It is glaring that almost all districts of the country are besieged with all manner of vulnerable (and disable) people across different age worrying however is that little or no attention is being given to these vulnerable people who do not have any form to basic education or trading/handy skills. As their only means of survival, they beg on the streets of Sierra Leone districts through the dry and wet seasons, where they are also subjected to all of dehumanization including rape and abduction/kidnapping. Sierra Leone is known to have one of the world highest rate of rape cases among women and children. Although the government has expressed its commitment to tackling these challenges, the situation requires more urgent attention as the future remains bleak for these vulnerable people particularly children.