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Community Based Organization

Organization Location: 
Sierra Leone
The Needy Today
  • Makeni, Sierra Leone
Organization Description
The Needy Today is a fully registered National Non-governmental organization that has its head office at 17 Lunsar Road Makeni, Northern Sierra Leone, and branch offices at 34 Bo Road Magburaka, Tonkolili District and 39 Hospital Road, Kambia I, Kambia District. Presently we operate in 5 districts: Bombali, Koinadugu, Port Loko, Tonkolili and Kambia.

The organization started in 2005 by Mr. Dauda Ahmid Koroma who is the founder and Executive Director and some other young Sierra Leoneans with the motive of initially providing support to children that were greatly devastated by the eleven year civil war. From inception, we have supported 3,001 children in 357 communities within Bombali, Port Loko, Kambia, Tonkolili and Koinadugu Districts. Presently, we are supporting 361 children from different categories of vulnerability.

Our Support to these children range from psychosocial counseling, quality education, sensitization and advocacy, provision of quality care support including food, clothes and shoes, health and sanitation.

Since then our mandate has opened considerably as we also now provide Protection Support to vulnerable adults. Categories of our protection support includes: psychosocial counseling, education/skills training, livelihood, healthcare more especially on Reproductive Health, WASH, Community advocacy and sensitization, provision of basic necessities like food and clothing. On different schemes we have supported 1,950 adults, and we are presently providing support to 235 adults on different needs.

Among the categories we provide support for, we give more priority to children and women with special focus on orphans, people with disability, under-fives, pregnant and lactating mothers, HIV/ AIDS and off-late Ebola infected and affected individuals..


Presently we do provide support to:
 Orphans and other less privileged children
 Deprived women and men
 Persons infected with HIV/AIDS
 People with Disability( PWD)
 Pregnant and lactating mothers
 Under-fives
 Ebola infected/affected people

Our aim is to provide sustainable assistance to people in deplorable conditions


Our organization is passionate and remains committed to the fact that irrespective of whatever background, every human being must be given equal chance with available opportunities to realize their full potential. Therefore, we would always readily partner with those that see the need.


Based on the present challenges faced by the world’s poorest people more especially in Sierra Leone (our target), our overall purpose therefore is to always seek lasting solutions in helping deplorable people achieve a brighter future.


Presently we are operating in 5 districts in 357 communities within Bombali, Port Loko, Tonkolili, Kambia and Koinadugu Districts, Northern Sierra Leone.
Childcare / Children, Education, Women
Skills Needed
Social Workers, Abilility to work with marginalized people in the community , Ability to speak English and willing to learn local language, Able to abide with the organizational principles and rules, Able to make abstract ideas beeasily adjust to new areas, Able to work with local people in the community, Adapt well to any environment
Accommodation Provided - Minimum Stay: 1 week
Average Cost per Week ($USD)
$95 per week
Estimate only - contact this Organization for actual costs to Volunteer
  • Pre-Departure Orientation
  • 2 Meals per Day
  • Homestay
  • Airport Pickup and Drop Off

Costs do not include Flights, Visas, Vaccinations, Insurance, Spending Money, 3-Meals-per-Day, 1-Meal-per-Day, Volunteer-Hostel, Local-Transport, Internet
Dauda Ahmid Koroma
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