Sensitisation Campaign and Ebola Crisis

Laura Montgomery spent a month in Sierra Leone in 2005 with a remarkable and inspirational lady, Rugiatu Turay, who runs sensitisation campaigns in rural communities around the subject of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

Illiteracy rates are high so her work is aimed at giving young people and FGM practitioners the knowledge to be able to make informed decisions about practices such as FGM, forced marriage, rape and teenage pregnancy.

The Foundation has recently been supporting Rugie’s brave, fearless and tireless work supporting families and orphans through the Ebola Crisis alongside building schools to improve access to education in rural areas. The schools are open to all but are also taking in Ebola orphans and girls from families who are against the practice FGM.

Future Funding

Having supported a broad range of inspiring and transformational projects over the Foundation’s 30 year history, the Trustees decided to embark upon a strategic review to ensure our grants were having the greatest impact. In 2020 we completed an intensive eight month programme led by Ten Years’ Time and we’re thrilled to be focussing all our efforts now on building Youth Power and Leadership with some fantastic partners.

An image of a group of photos in a line representing various grants by the Ellis Campbell Foundation helping disadvantaged young people in Hampshire, London and Perthshire