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Changemaker Saffiatu Barrie

Changemaker Saffiatu Barrie

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1 in every 6 children in Saffiatu's community is subjected to heavy forms of violence. Many times this happens when the parents don’t know the rights of their children and the children themselves ...

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Children-2-Children Community Support Group Computer Lab [C2C]

Children-2-Children Community Support Group Computer Lab [C2C]

Organisation role · 1–3 hrs/Week
Sierra Leone
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Changemaker Saffiatu Barrie
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As the head of the Children-2-Children community support group computer lab, I teach children age 10-19 on basic computer skills, MS word and PowerPoint skills.

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Approximately one in every three children in Saffiatu's community faces severe forms of violence. Often, these distressing incidents occur due to a lack of awareness among parents about their children's rights, coupled with the children's inability to voice their concerns against the maltreatment they and their peers endure in both school and home environments. Consequently, this dedicated changemaker endeavors to tackle this critical issue by organizing comprehensive training sessions and community workshops centered around children's rights. Through these initiatives, she aims to raise awareness, empower children and parents alike, and foster a safer and more nurturing environment for the community's young ones.

In addition to our efforts, we have taken a proactive approach to empower these children with essential digital skills, enabling them to address these issues in innovative and creative ways using technology.


This endeavor has led to the creation of C2C-TV, a localized platform with a clear vision to empower children in our community.

C2C-TV, born from the C2C community support group, aims to be a catalyst for change. Each week, our program features insightful discussions and interviews on topics related to violence, with a particular emphasis on encouraging school children from diverse backgrounds to share their experiences and perspectives. We delve into critical issues such as corporal punishment, bullying, sexual harassment, intellectual punishment, emotional abuse, neglect, as well as children's rights and responsibilities.


Through our tech-driven approach, we strive to reach out to government officials, policymakers, parents, teachers, community leaders, the United Nations, and all those involved in safeguarding children's rights, education, and well-being. We seek to gain invaluable insights into the challenges faced by children in unreached communities, where the highest rates of all forms of violence persist, often stemming from abuses of power by authorities.

Our primary goal is to advocate for immediate action to address these pressing issues in the most vulnerable areas of Sierra Leone. By amplifying the voices of children living in forgotten regions, we aim to shed light on their stories, struggles, and aspirations. We urge you to tune in and support our mission by subscribing, liking, sharing, and commenting on our platform.


Together, we can create a meaningful and lasting impact, championing the cause of children's rights and fostering an environment where they can thrive, free from the shadows of violence and oppression. Join us on this crucial journey of transformation and empowerment.


What volunteers need

🗣️ Native language skills

What we will provide to volunteers

🤝 Extra support

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About Changemaker Saffiatu Barrie

1 in every 6 children in Saffiatu's community is subjected to heavy forms of violence. Many times this happens when the parents don’t know the rights of their children and the children themselves cannot speak against such acts happening to them and their friends both in their schools and homes. Therefore, this changemaker hopes to raise awareness about this issue by hosting trainings and community workshops on children's rights.