As an Ebola Survivor Working with SLAES I'm so fortunate to be able to impact the lives of other survivors, partnering with some of the most passionate and driven philanthropists in Sierra Leone.
SLAES Management Team
Association Of Ebola Survivors
mission & vision
No need is too small and no voice is too quiet to be heard. We will devote our time and energy necessary to educate, and advocate for SLAES.
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Free health care for members.
Conducting community workshops and family meetings to mitigate discrimination and neglect of Ebola affected persons.
MOTTO: HE WHO FEELS IT KNOWS IT
SLAES is virtually a new national non-governmental and non-profit organization established on January 7, 2015 by a group of seriously affected Sierra Leonean Ebola survivors.
Ebola is an incurable virus disease that kills infested person within 21 days after infection. At the time of organizing and registering SLAES there were over 4,000 infected persons in the country with only 300 survivors and 400 at holding centers; meaning that the remaining 3,300 infected victims had been killed by the disease. The Ebola situation was so critical to an extent nobody could associate with Ebola survivors, orphans and widows. Besides the relief hand outs to these various categories of Ebola victims, there were no organized standing institutions providing assistance to these Ebola victims as families and communities abandoned them and refused to associate with.
The establishment of SLAES in January 2014 was to seek and ensure protection and welfare of its 11,000 registered members in the categories of Ebola survivors, orphans, widows and widowers. It marked just the beginning of a long struggle in a 1,000-mile journey on foot. We need huge funding to support our vulnerable members and prudently govern the new organization. Since our establishment in January, we have been trying to secure grants funding from the domestic organizations for the welfare of our members but nothing much has been secured up to date to undertake the various programs for our members. Virtually without external support from the public we would be unable to forge ahead and salvage our many vulnerable members.
It was in these predicament and grave situation that a group of Ebola survivors met in assembly and resolved to organize, establish and operate an organization that would seek and ensure the welfare of Ebola survivors nationwide. Thus SLAES was born on January 7, 2015.
Council of organizers and Founders
13 Member Boards of Directors, 1 for each District.
Secretariat (Executive Director, Admin & Finance Director, Member Welfare Dir. & Investment Director)
Workers and employees’ Union