The condition/situation of youths is becoming serious by the day in this country as drugs or illegal substances are seen as an alternative source of seeking solace, as the vast majority of the youths in the country are uneducated, unskilled, and unemployed.  (Photo: The Director of FDID Hindowa E. Saidu, Melissa Ditmore and some street kids at Sewa Grounds)

Foundation for Democratic Initiatives and Development (FDID-SL), a youth serving and drug prevention organization in Sierra Leone, engaged street youths and children at the Sewa Grounds (Victoria Park) a hide-out in the central business district of Freetown on the 4th of March 2013. The team was led by the executive director of the organization and other members of staff who were also accompanied by a consultant from the United States of America who was in Sierra Leone to conduct a training for FDID-SL and other organizations.