In 1996, HI launched its first activities in the country with the opening of a rehabilitation centre in Bo. Since then, HI has been instrumental in building the foundation of rehabilitation work, promoting the agenda of inclusive education, protection and mental health in Sierra Leone through various projects.
HI is working with communities and local partners to implement community-based response strategies and prevention in mental health and psychosocial support. The goal is to improve the quality of life and wellbeing of people suffering from psychosocial distress or living with mental health disorders.
The association is also working on inclusive education projects, to improve access to school for children with disabilities and promote awareness raising actions in the community. HI is also leading actions to prevent and respond to gender-based violence issues and empower women and girls, including those with disabilities.