In just a few weeks some of the team from Acumen heading out to Sierra Leone to join the Teams4U, a charitable organisation that runs various initiatives around the world.
The team, led by Acumen founder Julie Fuller, will be working with Teams4U on their Develop with Dignity programme which seeks work with young girls and boys to assist them with simple interventions that will enable them to stay in school and continue with their education. Joining Julie will be Lizzie Coultas, Head of Healthcare, and Jade Bailey who's one of the Senior Project Coordinators in Research Opinions - Acumen's in-house recruitment team.
Part of the work that they will be doing in Sierra Leone will be providing girls with access to basic sanitary products which will enable them to continue with their education. Currently it's estimated that on average girls lose up to 3 days per month due to menstruation due to a lack of access and the affordability of sanitary products.
The programme will also be working with boys to help support them by staying in school in a country which often sees children leaving education to find employment as a means of better supporting their families.
If you would like to contribute to the important work that Teams4U are doing in Sierra Leone then you can donate via our Just Giving page at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/julie-fullersierraleone2019
Or if you would like to donate to support Lizzie and Jade and their fundraising head over to https://www.gofundme.com/fuller-research-sierra-leone-trip/
Alternatively if you have items that you would like to donate, such as basic school supplies or other smaller items, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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