L.A.C.E.S. officially made the move to Sierra Leone in 2020 initiating the expansion of our research backed program.
Why Sierra Leone:
We felt like a movie into Sierra Leone was a great start for our global expansion. Sierra Leone, like Liberia, has faced the adverse effects of civil war and the Ebola crisis. Given the similarities between the two countries, we believed that by replicating the program we had already applied in Liberia, we would be able to positively impact the people of Sierra Leone.
How does the L.A.C.E.S. program work in Sierra Leone?
To scale our impact we are establishing programs that are run by local partners that implement L.A.C.E.S. research-backed program that encourages a permanent cycle of change.
L.A.C.E.S. was founded with one main goal: helping vulnerable children who have been negatively impacted by war and disease. We began our expansion in Sierra Leone because of the country’s history with disease and war similar to that of Liberia. As we go forward we plan on identifying other vulnerable communities and finding ways to use our research backed L.A.C.E.S. program to help more children.