Enable the Children

Many children in Sierra Leone are born with or acquire mental or physical disabilities in their early years of life due to the scarcity and expense of child health services. Unfortunately, due to cultural beliefs and lack of education, many of these disabled children are rejected, abandoned and considered “the devil, a snake in a human body” by their communities. To help families learn to love and properly care for their disabled children, WHI’s Enable the Children (ETC) program provides much-needed therapy and support services to over 800 children living with disabilities in Freetown, Sierra Leone. ETC helps families provide at-home care to children and works to provide specialized equipment, surgeries, training and other health and caregiving services to help improve the lives of these disabled children.

Cross-cutting issues

Social Services


  • Sierra Leone>Western>Western Area Urban


  • Health
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