DSDHM was created in July 2009 to bring arts and cultural education to underprivileged children between the ages of 5 to 18. Prior to the official inception of DSDHM, the organization has provided students with opportunities to showcase their talents at school assemblies and other community events.
The Daphne Sawyerr-Dunn Humanitarian Mission (DSDHM) was founded in July 2009 with a domestic and international focus. In the USA the focus is arts; in Sierra Leone the focus is to promote healthy habits among youths. Local professional artists are brought in to train and prepare the students for the events. DSDHM in the future will host events that will feature dance, oratory, singing, and fashion shows; all aimed at boosting the self-esteem of underprivileged children.