Today sees Miss Bintu Moseray and her celebrity crew celebrate Independence Day with the kids down at Mama Mayila's Cradle and enjoying a full programme of activities from singing the national anthem, some wild drumming and dancing and climaxing with the cutting of a special birthday cake in honour of Miss Moserays' birthday, also celebrated today. GIFTS FOR THE KIDS
And the children were thrilled to each receive their own favour bags on Sierra Leone's 56th birthday celebrat
LEARNING ABOUT FORESTS
This World Earth Day the kids at Mama Mayila's Cradle learn all about our forests - how they store co2 and can help protect us from flooding and soil erosion. Alfred Fornah and Vidal Conteh from Society For Climate Change Communication-Sierra Leone involved the kids thru art. LEARNING ABOUT PLASTIC WASTE The kids then went on a field trip to see the different types of local trees and saw for themselves the impact on the environment of litter, plastics
For all the fun we have at Mama Mayila's Cradle our kids always remember where they came from and those less lucky, less fortunate, than themselves. And today is a good day to remember these kids from Moa Wharf. These kids don’t have nice new sports outfits or memorable trips to who knows where. These are children, who also lost their mum and dad to Ebola or cope with a disability, like Katie pictured here who is hearing impaired and these children still live here in Moa Whar
At the end of the JEES Elementary School's Annual Sports Day and quite literally, Apollo was chosen to be African King for the day. Swapping his sports kit for a more traditional outfit (and what an amazing outfit it is) Apollo certainly looks the part as do the Quenn and Warriors taking part in the traditional King-making ceremony!
Our team at Hope were pleased to receive some training today on finance, budgets and administration from CoDWeLa Director, Alfred Sima. The training is the latest in our programme of professional development, aimed at equipping the team with everything they need to do their job well!
The kids from Mama Mayila's Cradle @ Hope ICC say thank you World Food Programme Sierra Leone for your generous and continuing support delivered by the estimable Mr Mervyn Chiumia and his team, who kindly gave the children: 8 x 50 kg bags of rice; 3 1/2 x 25 kg bags of split peas and 8 x 5 litre vegetable oil - enough to feed a small army (or an army of smalls)! WFP's support means we've had the space to move ahead with growing 15 acres of rice in Manays, Sanda Magbolonto, Po
The team from World Hope International and the crew at Mercy Ships visited Hope Foundation at Hope Interim Care Centre. These guys regular visits give medical checks for all our toddlers and really help us to care well for our children living with disabilities. This visit, Dr Anna Vines and her team trained Aunty Zainab and Uncle Ibrahaim, two of our care-givers, so they can provide on-going physio for TJ, Sid and August. Thank you guys - you give so much to serve and you are