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All For One Foundation Shares "A Family Reunited", A Family Reunification Story in Sierra Leone
All For One Foundation supporting Family Reunification in Sierra Leone.
The All For One Foundation Childhood Prosperity Center in Freetown, Sierra Leone works with both international and national agencies to coordinate humanitarian action and response to children who have become separated from their families.
AFO, CPC Freetown, Director Katie Milazzo recently reported the following success story of family reunification. Separated from her sister while on their way to meet their mother, 7-year-old Sarah became missing for 12 days. Sarah was lost and wandering more than six miles from her home. Additionally she lacked sufficient knowledge to assist authorities in returning her to her family.
A community member found her alone and frightened. She was taken to a nearby police station and referred to the Ministry of Social Welfare Gender and Children's Affairs. All For One Foundation was contacted for assistance. Sarah was temporarily placed with the Child Prosperity Center while family contact tracing commenced.
For 12 days, Sarah resided at the CPC as the search for her family was ongoing. Sarah's family was found after intense efforts by All For One Case Manager, Saidu Sesay, and All For One Social Worker, Kadija Harding.
Sarah leaped with joy when she was finally reunited with her family. The family, having exhausted all resources in searching for Sarah were overjoyed. "I'm overwhelmed with joy. I'm forever grateful to All for One Foundation for finding and reuniting my daughter with us, for we were all heartbroken over her disappearance."
Like other children who have been missing and later reunited with their families, AFO staff will continue to follow up on Sarah's welfare for the next six months, providing psycho-social and financial planning support.
All For One Foundation http://www.allforone.org Founder and Executive Director, Jeff Levitan states that over 140 million children in the developing world have lost one or both of their parents. "At AFO", he continues, "it is our firm belief that these vulnerable children deserve the basic human rights of shelter, nutrition, an education, protection and of course love. Our Childhood Prosperity Centers strive to provide for those needs with permanent residences for many children, however our first priority after ensuring a child's safety is attempting family reunification. We believe that building secure loving family units is the key to ending childhood poverty, one child at a time."
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