FOCUS 1000 (Facilitating and Organizing Communities to Unite for Sustainable Development) is a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) in Sierra Leone that is committed to making the best investment in the most crucial period in a child’s life: the first 1000 days.
We have a team of over 100 staff members with a diverse background cutting across public health, medicine, nutrition, education, social sciences, environmental sciences and accounting. We also have a pool of over 120 young professionals that we have trained on data collection using digital technology. The organisation has a presence in all 14 districts and 149 chiefdoms in Sierra Leone.
We work with a network of over 6000 religious leaders, 10,000 traditional healers, 4,000 market women, and 180 community-based organizations across the country. We have also established the Kombra Media Network comprising over 50 media practitioners to enhance the involvement of the media in promoting issues of women and children.
In addition to these focus areas, FOCUS1000 also releases publications on diverse situations across the country with respect to our focus areas.