Project 3580, started up by Neil Morland, has been running since 2008 with its main aim being to improve the lives of the residents of Kissitown Refugee Camp in Sierra Leone. The community were in dire need when this project began and following the Ebola crisis, the situation has only got worse. Disrupted harvests, widespread food shortages and soaring prices is what the people of Kissitown have now been left with.
The primary initiative was to build and refurbish a primary and secondary school. From only having the capacity to take 135 pupils, it can now take 1100. The project has expanded and is also working to deliver urgent medical supplies to the only clinic in the camp as well as exporting 4000 mosquito nets to tackle the devastating rates of malaria in the young.
The name of the project comes from the shocking statistic discovered back in 2010, that 3580 children under the age of 10 had died from Malaria in that camp that year.
Vigo Software have donated 3 laptops to the Project which have been gifted to teachers at the primary school and will no doubt be an invaluable resource for them.
For more information or to make a donation please visit: https://www.instagram.com/project.3580/