Freetown, 29 September, 2022 / 9:20 pm (ACI Africa).
The Sick Pikin Project, a Catholic medical initiative in Sierra Leone that means “the Sick Babies Donation Project”, has been named the best medical charity for funding children’s surgeries in the West African country.
In a Wednesday, September 28 interview with ACI Africa, the co-founder of the Freetown-based initiative, Ishmeal Alfred Charles, said that UK-based volunteers of the project had picked the award at the September 24 ceremony on behalf of the foundation.
Mr. Ishmeal said that his team at the Sick Pikin Project were excited at being feted, and expressed optimism that the award would open up opportunities for funding of the project.
“We are very excited and happy that our project is being recognized internationally because it doesn’t only throw light on the work we are doing but also adds value to the work. It makes our work recognizable,” Mr. Ishmeal said.
He added, “For us, every time we are recognized is a possibility for us to have more opportunity because the kind of work we do significantly requires public attention. We get more strength whenever we have an opportunity for public attention that will metamorphose into action-driven donation.”