The idea is to give each of the girls who are resident in the safe house, their own special place to keep stuff. Generally, if they have had a plastic bag to keep things in, they are amongst the lucky ones. In fact even having their own possessions is quite a rarity for too many of them.
In her box, each girl will have her own toiletries, stationery, cup, plate, spoon and so on and all her special personal things that only she needs to know about. Personal space and personal property might be rights we take for granted in the west, for our children as much as for ourselves but, for most of the children we work with in Sierra Leone, no such assumptions can be made.
The boxes will serve as little seats for story time and the likes too.
Hopefully, all furniture in the house will be simple but attractive creating an environment where our little residents can feel special and safe.
One box and its starter kit content will cost £40. If you are interested in sponsoring one, please visit the donate page of the EducAid website or by using the Charity Choice button at the side of this post. When making a donation to the Girls' House please email email@example.com to tell him you have done so, in order to facilitate our tracking of donations.
If you are interested in knowing more about EducAid's work with vulnerable young people, please go to www.educaid.org.uk and www.educaidsierraleone.blogspot.com