Looking to shed a few pounds before the holidays? Want to virtually travel to Sierra Leone? Join our virtual fitness challenge!
We at HCW want to say a hearty thank you to all of you who have already participated or donated to the Road to Mercy Hospital Virtual Fitness Challenge. So far, we have raised over $3,200 to support HCW’s global health programs. However, the challenge is not over yet!
The Road to Mercy Hospital ends October 31st, but you can still walk, run, jog, paddle, and swim your way to Samie Village or Freetown through November and December. If you or a friend are interested in joining us, then it is not too late to sign up! Every registration makes a difference around the world in addressing the deadly conditions like malnutrition and malaria that impact vulnerable children and families around the world.
Every person who completes the challenge will receive a woodcarving carved by a Sierra Leone artist, and there are additional prizes for the person who finishes first, raises the most money, and refers the most people. Beyond taking action by running, walking, biking, etc in this challenge, we hope that you will set up a fundraising page and ask others to donate towards your progress in this challenge. If you can raise an additional $50 towards our cause, we can do more for children and families worldwide.
This fundraiser is put on as the Director’s Invitational 1st Annual Fitness Challenge. Therefore, this fundraiser is dedicated in honor of Jamie Beletz. Jamie was the husband of Executive Director Melody Curtiss. A father, grandfather, and powerful activist in the community, Jamie passed away from COVID-19 in December of 2020.
Please help us reach our goal of 100 participants by December!
A two-day life skills training workshop was conducted for Seniors (SS3) students enrolled in the CRC program. These students will be finishing their education soon, and either going to higher education or joining the workforce as adults in the next few months. So, to help prepare them to enter society as adults, the CRC brings them all together for fellowship and advice. The life skills training consisted of the following topics facilitated by the CRC Staff:
We are looking forward to hearing what these students decide to do next, and to welcome a new class of Promise Scholars receiving a scholarship for further education from the CRC!
Transition Coaching and Mentoring Department Continues to Teach Others to Serve Children in Families
The TCM recent travled to Kenema district to work with a new organization called Hope Emmanuel, a small institution with a few children in their care. Having gone through our family reunification workshop last May they have raised interest in focusing their attention now on family base care program instead of orphanage as an initial intervention. According to the coordinator, they have a group of people who are descendants from the eastern region of Sierra Leone who stays abroad; this group decided to raise funds to assist vulnerable street children in that region by establishing a home for then. Since then Hope Emmanuel have been enrolling children from the street and into the orphanage. But with the TCM visits and meetings, we are working hard to assist them in succeeding to transition their mode of care for the children they serve.
submitted by David Musa, Senior Consultant of the TCM Department
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