Every day Emmanuel, an orphan, struggles to survive while living in the most impoverished conditions in Sierra Leone. Help vulnerable children find a safe place to call home - donate to UNICEF Ireland's Christmas Appeal bit.ly/1bXV8lu
Tragically, 300,000 children in Sierra Leone have been orphaned. Children who, like Emmanuel, will go to bed this Christmas Eve with only memories of their parents. These children urgently need somewhere safe to live.
With your help, UNICEF provides safe spaces like the Happy Centres for orphans who have nowhere else to turn to. Trained social workers give hungry children warm meals, work with traumatised children to provide support and give advice on alternative income to child labour. 'These children have seen a lifetime of sadness so we try to fill their lives with happiness' says Happy Centre Director, Mariama Conteh
We need your help to ensure children like Emmanuel get the support they so urgently need. Please donate to our Christmas Appeal and help transform lives bit.ly/1bXV8lu
Narrated by UNICEF Ireland Ambassador Cathy Kelly.