And the kids are eggstatic as they receive a gift of 60 fresh eggs from Uncle Bai, a kind and generous poultryman - 17 years eggspertly growing his flock and following a fact-finding tour we now have some eggspert advice to help our local community explore developing a small-scale community poultry. The kids eggspress their thanks to Uncle Bai for his most eggcellent donation in their usual egguberant fashion! COME ON BOARD - FOLLOW OUR JOURNEY! Follow our journey supporting
SONG OF THANKS!
And a very nice one at that from the Ladies of Manays, Mama Mayila, Bakar and Mo to all of our friends, supporters and well-wishers! DANCE OF THANKS!
And a very nice one at that from the Gentleman of Manays, Bakar, clearly feeling da love! COME ON BOARD - FOLLOW OUR JOURNEY! Follow our journey setting up sustainable, climate-smart farming co-ops to feed vulnerable children in Sierra Leone - please ❤ and share to raise awareness for Ebola’s Generation.
The brothers Bangura find the land inherited from their father stretches far and wide, further and wider than they could imagine - at least 150 acres rather than 30 and covering upland, swamp and a palm oil grove producing the very best rich red palm oil. The boys keep coming across mounds of dried rice waiting threshing and are happy to learn it's from Hope Sakuma and nearly all harvested. COME ON BOARD - FOLLOW OUR JOURNEY! Follow our journey setting up sustainable, climate
So, our first AGM of Hope Sakuma, Manays, Sanda Magbolonto Chiefdom is well underway and empowering words from Mama Mayila as she explains how the project is for everyone, the women, the youth and how proud she is to see a majority of women in the co-op. To much applause, Mama Mayila says women have always been in the picture but now they are taking the lead and have an equal voice in Hope Sakuma. Wouldn't you know it? The meeting gets interupted, gloriously interupted, by t
The two brothers Bangura behind our sustainable farming co-op, Hope Sakuma, go in search of the eponymous river Sakuma. For the brothers it's an emotional return to their fathers village 20 years in the waiting, meeting family and friends not seen since their childhood. They find the Sakuma, a pretty little river threading its way through the beautiful unpoilt countryside of Sanda Magbolonto Chiefdom. COME ON BOARD - FOLLOW OUR JOURNEY! Follow our journey setting up sustaina
Our national co-ordinator, Williams Tieh, rides shotgun with the many many bags of clothing and footwear destined to clothe vulnerable children in Sierra Leone in our interim care centre and Moa Wharf slum community. You can see Mama Mayila sorting through the clothes, kindly donated by Dutch thrift store, LETS Ruilwinkel with some of the team! COME ON BOARD - FOLLOW OUR JOURNEY! Follow our journey supporting and protecting vulnerable children in Sierra Leone and please ❤ and
The prodigal son returns to Manays, Sanda Magbolonto Chiefdom, after 20 years and is given a rousing welcome by the Ladies of Manays led by the oldest lady in town! After so many years away and moved to tears by his welcome, Bakar speaks of his father Pa Bangura and his dream - now realized by the two Bangura brothers - of a co-op for everyone willing to work hard and reap the benefits. Hope Sakuma has a majority of women members and everyone gets a chance to speak (and sing)
The kids are welcomed home by Uncle's Mo, Tim and Ibrahim from their first day of the new school term at Rising Academy! This great schools network has an innovative teaching programme, lots of 1:1 support to stretch the bright kids and support the ones who need some extra help and a really brilliant school ethos achieving some great results for disadvantaged kids in Sierra Leone!