Two new exciting programmes, funded by the British public through UK Aid, are being set up in Sierra Leone. The programmes are both volunteer led, and will be looking to improve the health of young people and women of a childbearing age, and to improve education for adolescent girls.
Restless Development, the agency for youth-led development, has been recognised for its work supporting young people to drive development across Sierra Leone with an award for ‘Outstanding International NGO of the Year’ at the annual Sierra Leone NGO Awards, hosted at the Golden Tulip Hotel in Freetown in December.
International Youth Day in August is always a busy time of year for us. It's also a time for reflection, for looking back at the incredible work we do. Here's a round-up of the work we do globally with young people. We're immensely proud of them and the change they're driving.
Young Sierra Leoneans are proving they are kingmakers not troublemakers in a new report, conducted ahead of the country’s 2018 elections.
In response to a catastrophic mudslide and flooding in and around Freetown, Restless Development Sierra Leone have mobilised 100 young leaders to gather vital data on the needs of affected communities.
On Thursday 17th March, the World Health Organisation declared the outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) which started in 2014 to be finished in Sierra Leone, and therefore in West Africa as a whole. What does this mean, how did young Sierra Leoneans make this happen, and what is next?
On Saturday 7th November, the World Health Organisation declared the outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) which started in 2014 to be finished in Sierra Leone. What does this mean, how did young Sierra Leoneans make this happen, and what is next?
UK Secretary of State for Defence visits Sierra Leone to learn about Social Mobilisation in Port Loko District.
Restless Development's Director of Programmes, Ed Francis, has been on the road in Sierra Leone and has been live tweeting his visit. Check out some of the highlights below and follow @ebmfrancis for further updates! Ed is on a support visit...
This December, in a greatly anticipated announcement, from a short list which included the Ferguson protesters, the Kurdish president Massoud Barzani, and Apple CEO Tom Cook, it was decided that Time magazine’s ‘Person of the Year’ 2014 should not be awarded to an individual; instead the recognition has been awarded to the Ebola healthcare workers. Many of whom are doctors, nurses, ambulance drivers, burial teams and volunteers risking their lives to fight the biggest outbreak of the deadly virus in history.
Our efforts in Sierra Leone are growing day by day; our volunteer mobilisers have gone through extensive training to build their knowledge around Ebola, equipping them with vital skills in order to respond to the Ebola crisis.
Ebola response scale ut mobilisation in Sierra Leone.
World wakes up to Ebola: Restless Youth hitting the streets and hitting the headlines.