The Sierra Leone war left over 50,000 people dead, and even more inflicted by insidious acts violence. No one was ready for the devastating impacts this would bring the country. Child soldiers, kidnapping, dismembering, rape, and murder was commonplace for the 11 years the war went on for.
When the war ended and Sierra Leone was successfully succeeded into the UN, it left the country with much to rebuild. That's where @TroglodyteSoci1 comes in. Assistant Principal and founder of the TS foundation knows the best way to help his home country is to start with what he knows best; schooling.
The education system was one of the first industries to go under, leaving children of all ages without proper schooling for over a decade. The Troglodyte Society is off to a strong start and has already fed 150 students in 2021, and is going back to feed 500 more this year. Along with providing students with basic necessities like food, books, school supplies, and toys, they have a huge goal to build their own school to help these children in need.
The CEO and Founder of troglodyte society is actively connecting with top universities and companies to break ground, and to take this project to the next level. They want to create incentive programs for top performers, develop individualized education plans for students with emotional distress and disabilities, create training courses to prepare the older children for adulthood, and to have events for the community that educate and spread joy.
Currently, this project is self-funded, meaning all dollars spent towards this cause have come directly from the owners pockets. While that is admirable, it is not sustainable. The continuation of this project relies on the sale of troglodytes NFT's.
To help support this mission, check out their opensea collection here https://opensea.io/collection/troglodytesociety or reach out to the founder on twitter to learn how to get involved https://twitter.com/TroglodyteSoci1.
For anyone interested, here is a list of wonderful resources to learn more about the history of Sierra Leone: