Week 4 and time, perhaps, to take stock. The rapid establishment of incident command centres was a good early sign that lessons from the Ebola crisis have been learned. At least to a degree. The training of community health workers to spot a potential cholera outbreak another sign that the Health department is much better positioned to act quickly and effectively. The Minsitry of Social Welfare, Gender and Children's Affairs were quick off the mark cordinating bedspaces for a
So our farmers association (FBO) gets the go ahead with a new name chosen by our members – Hope Sakama. So why Hope Sakuma? It’s our local stream, a very pretty red rock bed feeding into the Mabanta and then Gbanka Soka (Little Scarcies) leading to the Great Scarcies river giving our gender-balanced co-op a sense of place and identity and opening potential eco-trade routes by boat down into Freetown and perhaps to Guinea to the west and as far as Liberia to the east. You can
We're very happy to announce that we have a full set of our kids from Hope ICC enrolled in Rising Academy for the new school term - a network of schools with a really great teaching programme with one to one support and modern techniques and equipment and developed by the UK's good practice and innovation unit. We can't wait to see the results!