About our activity
The main purpose of the Sierra Leonean Canadian Federation is to unite all Sierra Leonean community organizations across Canada into a single group with centralized control. Each organization that comprises the federation maintains control over its own operations. The Sierra Leonean Canadian Federation (SALCAF.org) intends to bring Sierra Leoneans together through multiple causes including: education, human rights, hunger, poverty, health, children, and disaster relief.
All of our resources and energy at SALCAF are focused on working in partnership with community and colleagues in a way that responds to immediate needs, invites people into a journey of supporting individuals in meeting their goals, and engages our society to tackle the root causes and systemic barriers that continue to contribute to poverty. We believe that if we combine our collective resources and wisdom, together we can reach our goal of ending poverty in a generation. We invite you to join us with One Heart, One Mind, and One Voice.
Our mission is to change Sierra Leone through education.
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
“There can be no peace without justice and respect for human rights.”
“One of the greatest feelings in the world is knowing that we as individuals can make a difference. Ending hunger is a goal that is literally within our grasp.”
We stand for
I strongly believe that all Sierra Leoneans around the world need to unite by supporting children's education, providing basic health care services, reducing poverty, raising funds for disaster relief, and fighting for the fundamental human rights (particularly against physical abuse of women and children). Canada has given many Sierra Leoneans a second chance in life as refugees, so I would encourage my Sierra Leonean brothers and sisters to pay it forward by helping vulnerable families in Canada and Sierra Leone – particularly women and children.
Imagine a community where every person feels they belong; where everyone has access to the resources they need to thrive and accomplish their goals. As an organization, we believe that each and every one of us living with poverty in our community has immense value. For each person, the need for dignified living conditions, access to services and education, and the ability to establish gainful knowledge is urgent.
To all Sierra Leonean citizens and friends of Sierra Leone, please join me in endorsing our guiding platform: “Every child deserves the right to a quality education, regardless of his/her race or family background. Let us put an end to women and children abuse. Let us strive to provide basic health care services to all Sierra Leoneans.” I strongly believe that these guiding principles will help us to improve the economic and social wellbeing of Sierra Leone.
I would like to appeal to all capable Sierra Leoneans that we have an obligation to help struggling families have access to the basic necessities of life: food (including water), shelter, clothing and education. Remember, the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. If we educate a child, particularly a girl child, we educate a family and an entire nation. This is called the multiplier effect.
As a beneficiary of the public school system in Canada, I am a strong advocate for a school system in Sierra Leone that will ensure no child is left behind. Donate now and educate a child, save a life, and support tomorrow’s leaders. Doing nothing is not an option when it comes to helping Sierra Leonean children who aspire to become professionals when they grow up.
Education is one of the most needed resources that human beings require for growth. The Sierra Leonean Canadian Organization (SALCAF) believes that every individual deserves the right to a quality education. Some people think only intellect counts: knowing how to solve problems, knowing how to get by, knowing how to identify an advantage and seize it. But the functions of intellect are insufficient without courage, love, friendship, compassion and empathy. Sacrifice is giving up something good for something better.
Wherever you turn, you can find someone who needs you. Even if it is a little thing, do something for which there is no pay but the privilege of doing it. Remember, you don’t live in the world all of your own. There is a wonderful mythical law of nature that the three things we crave most in life—happiness, freedom, and peace of mind—are always attained by giving them to someone else. The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of giving.
Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to know the second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give. The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention. What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.
We always love
Clean water and access to food are some of the simplest things that we can take for granted each and every day. In Sierra Leone, these can be some of the hardest resources to attain.
Water, water everywhere but not a drop to drink Just think about it.
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Programs that provide free general information about community, social, health and government...Read more
Programs that provide basic computer skills, free computer and Internet access to members...Read more
Programs that develop and administer the volunteer sector, and match candidates...Read more
We aim to protect children from abuse, neglect, exploitation, and violence in Sierra Leone...Read more
We intend to provide services that strengthen parenting practices and the healthy development of children...
The Sierra Leonean Canadian Federation (SALCAF.org) intends to reduce poverty through a number of programs such as microfinance...Read more
The Sierra Leonean Canadian Federation (SALCAF.org) supports education programs for children in Sierra Leonean...Read more
Our Vocational Training Program is intended to equip the youths with the defined competencies (and even certification or licensing)...Read more
We strive to assist individuals and communities in Sierra Leone that may experience losses due to disasters such as floods...Read more
Our Water Projects help increase access to safe drinking water in a number of communities in Sierra Leone...Read more
The Sierra Leonean Canadian Federation (SALCAF.org) intends to directly engage in promoting and advocacy activities...
The Sierra Leonean Canadian Federation (SALCAF.org) intends to work with local communities and schools to deliver healthy food...Read more
"The Sierra Leonean Canadian Federation (SALCAF.org) intends to bring Sierra Leoneans together through multiple causes including: supporting children's education, supporting abused women and children, feeding hungry families, strategies to reduce poverty, providing health care services, and fundraising for disaster relief.”
"Be part of a change in Sierra Leone. You may feel like a drop in the bucket, but every drop counts. Your donation will enable us to deliver critical, life-saving relief. Don’t turn away, give today so others can live.”
"Dirty water and hygiene issues are the main causes of diseases such as diarrhoea, cholera and typhoid in Sierra Leone.
Improving access to clean water and toilets will help to reduce the risk of disease outbreaks.”
"It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”
"There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.
The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world's problems.”
"The simplest acts of kindness are by far more powerful then a thousand heads bowing in prayer.
As one person I cannot change the world, but I can change the world of one person.”
"When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.
Do your little bit of good where you are, it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.”
"It is our responsibility to alleviate the suffering of Sierra Leoneans. Our organization aims to bring urgent assistance to the most vulnerable families. Help us end poverty.
Donate now and support our humanitarian cause.”
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