Well, the kids from Mama Mayila's Cradle at Hope interim care centre look like they're enjoying school at Rising Academy! How energized and empowered do they look after the school week is done? With values like: we are always truthful and honest; we never give up and and there is no limit to what we can achieve if we believe in ourselves, you know these kids are thriving at Rising Academy - a schools network with an innovative teaching programme, lots of 1:1 support to stre
So these are the Ladies of MaSillah, Sanda Magbolonto Chiefdom continuing their song inviting Hope Sakuma and you can hear the chief organzier explain they've had no help, no supporters and no-one ever come and offered to do anything for them before and they stand ready to work and help deliver this great project. Word’s spread that we really value women and give them an equal voice and registration adds 55 men and an amazing 68 more women to the Hope Sakuma ranks!
What on earth are we on about? Well, Mama Mayila's holding up our registration certificate as we achieve non-governmental (NGO) status in Sierra Leone! As part of the assessment process we demonstrated we pay our taxes, meet good governance and evaluation standards and we have a robust activity plan and proposals in place. Coveted SLANGO status also means we qualify for reduced import tariffs.
Mama Mayila takes Baby Patience to Mahanaim House to meet Madam Boyawah, whose been caring for disabled children for 36 years. Madam Boyawah receives no government support or grants and has no sponsors yet kindly agrees to take Baby Patience for a trial period to see how she settles in with the other children. Mama Mayila's going to take regular food support and help out with a contribution for Madam Boyawah's volunteer team.
Watch Miss Dee explain why she loves starting her new school term at Rising Academy - a schools network with an innovative teaching prgramme achieving great results., lots of 1:1 support to strech bright pupils and give suport to kids who need some extra help. We love Rising Academys' values - we are always truthful and honest; we never give up and and there is no limit to what we can achieve if we believe in ourselves - what an inspiring education Miss Dee's enjoying!
Here's the Hope team at Moa Wharf helping distribute food support on a sunday to children in our kinship fostering programme and talk through any problems identified during the month. We're particularly proud of Mohammed - he used to be a recipient of our kinship fostering programme but now he's doing well volunteering at Mama Mayila's Cradle and he helps keep an eye out for the kids in Moa Wharf with resident Coordinator Mr Bangura and Chief Komeh. We've been in Moa Wharf -
Word has spread to neighbouring villages of how Hope Sakuma wants to empower women and give everyone fair shares in our endeavour and here you can see Hope Skuma welcomed to MaSillah in Sanda Magbolonto Chiefdom, Port Loko, neighbouring Manays. Meet the Ladies of MaSillah, Sanda Magbolonto Chiefdom continuing their song inviting Hope Sakuma and you can hear the chief organzier explain they've had no help, no supporters and no-one ever come and offered to do anything for them
These Ladies have really got something 2 sing and dance about - Hope Sakuma farmer co-op officially registers 38 men and 42 women in Manays community - now that's what we call a gender-balanced team! Wrd has spreqad to neighbouring communities and a further 100 farmers from Masillah and 100 in Ro Gbin and Ro Gbaran have been accepted awaiting registration and another 200 (!) from 3 more villages in Sanda Magbolonto Chiefdom, Port Loko have asked to join!