So, it's our absolute honour and the kids evident pleasure to introduce you to Barnabus and Dan, two brothers who have lost everything, survivors of last week's tragic mudslide and entrusted to our care by the Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender and Children's Affairs. The kids have been through a lot but amazingly still got some great poses to pull and Barney and Dan look like they've settled right in! But being able to help these two vulnerable kids (and the others coming to
A huge Salone shout out to all our regular and occasional sponsors and donors and to all our supporters - without your kindness and generousity we couldn't do what we do and the kids couldn;t do what they do and they never do miss an oppourtunity to strike a pose!
Looking back to the immediate aftermath of the mudslide we know that the first two days were chaotic, that government services were overwhelmed but wouldn't invite international aid organizations in; that survivors relied on the many small donations from many, many individuals and civil society organizations like ours. And we also know that the people who died were blamed for living somewhere the government had warned was unsafe and that death is such a commonplace occurrence
Meet Madame Melrose Boyawah, living with a disability and running Mahanaim interim care centre another centre receiving no support and caring for children, many disabled and in need some really special help. Hart voor Afrika kindly donated 5 bags of rice and we hope we can continue to help Madame Boyawah over the coming months. The Ebola recovery money was supposed to support this sector for at least 2 years so centres like Mahaniam could become financially sustainable but su
Standing together for Sierra Leone children Madam Fatima Maada Bio and her Foundation made a humanitarian mission bringing much needed aid for Hopes' interim care and kinship fostering programmes. The visit focused on our new arrivals, survivors from the mudslide and meeting our other children. A TRUCK! First came the truck - a truck! which wasn’t expected at all - and Uncles Williams, Osman and Abs unloaded 15 x 25kg bags rice, 5 x cartons Creeks Baby food, 6 x packets milk,
Scenes from today's distribution of direct aid to command centres at flood-affected Dworzark and mudslide community Regent Pentagon. This help is only possible thanks to your amazing donations totalling $780 to our joint Mudslide Appeal with CoDWelA, Society 4 Climate Change Communication and Hart voor Afrika. Come on Board - Join Our Campaign Join our campaign for child rights and ❤ + share our cause 2 raise awareness 4 mudslide child survivors and all vulnerable children in
So August’s 10-day trip is all about the progress made at our farming co-op Manays, Sanda Magbolontho Chiefdom. Port Loko District and as you'll see it’s a lot of progress! First, the sequentially planted upland rice – especially bred for the different terrains in Sierra Leone by a team led by a Sierra Leonenan - looking very lush. Next up the cassava farm - full of drought-resistant, highly nutritious cassava - looking very healthy indeed and just waiting to be turned into g