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A Beneficiary receives follow up counselling from the Medical Attendant. I could not afford the cost of panadol (pain killer) until I joined GLCS I was captured young and made a bush wife. I had sleeping problems and did not want to talk about it with anyone.

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A beneficiary receives follow up counselling from the medical attendant
A Beneficiary receives follow up counselling from the Medical Attendant

  • I could not afford the cost of panadol (pain killer) until I joined GLCS

  • I was captured young and made a bush wife.

  • I had sleeping problems and did not want to talk about it with anyone.

  • I like my blue uniform because it identifies me with other participants at the centre.

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Nurse s encouragement lightens glcs client
Nurse’s encouragement lightens GLCS client.

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Victoria not her real name is a victim of war violence at the mile 4 7 amputee camp
Victoria (not her real name) is a Victim  of war violence at the Mile 47 Amputee Camp

  • I was wounded on both hands, raped and displaced

  • I have no fitted limbs to aid me in doing house chores

  • I share house with other amputees but we are always broke

  • I go to the big towns to beg, do other things to earn a living

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Vent had the veins cut in her right hand
Vent had the veins cut in her right hand

  • I was wounded on both hands

  • I earn my living through begging in the big towns

  • I also help sell products for other women to earn a living

  • I have three children who do not go to school and they have no father

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Jab another victim at the camp breast feeds her child
Jab another victim at the camp, breast feeds her child

  • I was pregnant (with daughter on my right) when I was caught by the rebels on 6th January,1999

  • I am a single amputee with three children

  • My husband works in another town while I am left to care for the children and the home

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Jab playing with her kids
Jab Playing with her kids

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Joe not his real name had both his hands amputated
Joe (not his real name) had both his hands Amputated

  • I earn my living and support my family through backyard gardening, using artificial limbs

  • I suffer severe pains and the inability to lift and carry objects

  • Handicap International provided the artificial limbs I now use to earn a living.

  • At first, I was ashamed to use the artificial limbs but with proper counselling I tried the limbs and now I think I can ‘use the hands’ again.

  • I like using the limbs mainly while at work in my garden.

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Gill o not her real name had her right hand amputated
Gillo (not her real name)had her right hand Amputated

  • I suffer the inability to carry objects and severe psychological and physical pains.

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Gill carrying her baby
Gill carrying her baby

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Gill and her family
Gill and her family

  • My family lives on a low income raised from backyard gardening.

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Raf is a victim of multiple rape
Raf is a victim of multiple rape

  • I suffer from Vertigo-vaginal fistula (V V F)

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A follow-up counselling session by the National Programme Coordinator and the Documentation Officer at the amputee camp, Masiaka (Mile 47).

  • A follow-up counselling session at the amputee camp, Masiaka (Mile 37).

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Tome a beneficiary at the life skills training center at njala
Tome a beneficiary at the Life Skills Training Center at Njala

  • I suffered rape during the war and I am now presently a sexual reproductive health case.

  • After counselling and treatment I have noticed a reduction in abdominal pains and an improved social status.

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Fanti another beneficiary at the life skills training center at njala
Fanti another beneficiary at the Life Skills Training Center at Njala

  • Fanti another beneficiary at the Life Skills Training Center at Njala

  • I suffered rape and abduction during the war.

  • I was presents with abdominal pains and frequent discharges.

  • After a period of treatment and counselling there is marked improvement in the severity of pains and an improvement in self esteem.

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Ayan a trainee doing practical test at the life skill training center
Ayan a trainee doing practical test at the Life Skill Training Center

  • Ayan a trainee doing practical test at the Life Skill Training Center

  • I was tortured during the war by rebels.

  • By end of the war I lacked confidence in the future.

  • I suffered abdominal pains and difficulty in forming relationships.

  • At present, I am learning tailoring and other useful skills with a better outlook on life.

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Beneficiaries at the life skills training center in freetown carrying out practical work
Beneficiaries at the Life Skills Training Center in Freetown carrying out practical work

  • Beneficiaries at the Life Skills Training Center in Freetown carrying out practical work

  • Many of the youths at GLCS Centre Lumley, were commercial sex workers who are now learning useful skills to enable them leave the sex trade.

  • Gara dyeing is one profitable ways of earning a living.

  • Most of them present with sexual and reproductive health problems.

  • Many have been treated by the contracted gynaecologist and are making improvement in their sex life.

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The life skills training center supervisor with a product of the practical work
The Life Skills Training Center Supervisor with a product of the practical work

  • The Life Skills Training Center Supervisor with a product of the practical work

  • GLCS counsellor and trainer inspects work of the trainees

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Mab and other beneficiaries at the life skills training center in freetown
Mab and other beneficiaries at the Life Skills Training Center in Freetown

  • Gara tie-dyeing and batik work in progress.

  • Formerly rejected by their communities these youths are now contributing to community development in their own small ways.

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A display of the practical work done at the life skills training center in freetown
A display of the practical work done at the Life Skills Training Center in Freetown

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A cross section of Njala University Secondary School students with the National Programme Coordinator participating in a workshop organized and facilitated by GLCS

  • GLCS holds close meeting with high school adolescents discussing HIV/AIDS and counselling them on other areas of their lives.

  • Most of the SSS 3 pupils at this meeting are Liberian refugees.

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A cross section of Njala students with the National Programme Coordinator participating in a workshop organized and facilitated by GLCSUniversity Secondary School Students participating in a Psychosocial workshop organized by GLCS

  • SSS 3 pupils at Njala writing notes on the current situation analysis, including locally available services, on HIV/AIDS in Sierra Leone, organized by GLCS

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