New international NGO WAYout (Worldwide Arts for Youth) has been in Freetown donating some state-of-the-arts Apple Mac computers to organisations across the city, also providing training in how to use some of the exciting new programs on the computers.
WAYout aims to support children and young people to access music, film and arts projects which will enaAble them to express themselves, improve their education and help with employment in the future.WAYout directors and volunteers all have experience of working creatively with disadvantaged children and young people.
Hazel Chandler has been working with street children in Kenema for over three years, supporting them to make a film and get out of their homeless situation. So far, 9 Apple Mac Computers have been donated to the centres iEARN and Ballanta Academy of Music, for them to use with their students. Training was provided on the film, music and image design programs the computers came equipped with.WAYout currently works solely in Sierra Leone and intends to set up centres providing music access, arts and other activities for young people such as street children and disadvantaged youth across the country.