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Caritas Sierra Leone (CSL) was established by the Catholic Bishop’s Conference of Sierra Leone in 1975 and registered with the Government of Sierra Leone in 1980 with the mandate to serve as the relief and development agency of the Catholic Church in Sierra Leone. Caritas Sierra Leone operates nationwide through the four Diocesan Development Offices (Caritas Sierra Leone Freetown, Makeni, Bo and Kenema. The National Office is located in Freetown and serves as a coordinating office for Diocesan Caritas’ and is headed by the National Director of CSL. The structure of caritas Sierra Leone consists of the Bishops Conference which comprises of the Archbishop of Freetown and the Diocesan Bishops of Makeni, Bo and Kenema, a National Advisory Board, Management Team, and over 100 personnel nationwide. CSL is a member of Caritas Internationalis, a confederation of Catholic Relief, Development and Social Service organizations operating in over 200 countries and territories worldwide. Also, a member of Caritas Africa with 46 member organizations. The organization has developed its five-year strategic plan (2020-2024) that awaits approval by the Sierra Leone Bishops conference. The plan comprises 7 strategic pillars:

  • Strategic Pillar 1: Institutional capacity strengthening, sustainability and viability:
  • Strategic Pillar 2: Integral and human capital development
  • Strategic Pillar 3: Advocacy and influencing to support the work of CSL
  • Strategic Pillar 4: Climate resilience, emergency and humanitarian crisis response
  • Strategic Pillar 5: People driven governance, constitutionalism and rule of law
  • Strategic Pillar 6: “Ensure no one is left behind” Peace, justice and non-discrimination
  • Strategic Pillar 7: Migration flows and youth resilience

Contact us

Email: info@caritassierraleone.org

Phone No: +232 76 675 747

Caritas Sierra Leone National Office


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