The kids from Mama Mayila's Cradle pack up school again but this time it's only for a week before the Presidential run-off, postponed from tomorrow and now taking place Saturday. The kids have been following this election closely and you can see what they think about the whole thing! Although there is evidence of some tribal violence, so far, this election cycle has been the most peaceful since the civil war. COME ON BOARD - FOLLOW OUR JOURNEY! Follow our journey supporting a
Mama Mayila and Andrew, our Executive Board's new chair, discussing feeding Hope Sakuma farmers for our expansion to the Sanda Magbolonto Boli Lands with new working arrangements in place with seven teams - from Manays and each of the villages wanting to join Hope Sakuma. This way, Andrew explains, we introduce some competition and can compare outputs. With our new agriculturalist, Kalil, a retired seed multiplication specialist joining Uncle Osman on our sustainable farming
Heads down, steady hands and nimble fingers required and looks like everyone's lost in the magic of bead making! Boys and girls thoroughly enjoying making more beautiful bracelets and necklaces from the bounty donated by Hart voor Afrika, guided by dedicated volunteer Marenka! COME ON BOARD - FOLLOW OUR JOURNEY Follow our journey protecting vulnerable children in Sierra Leone and please ❤ and share to raise awareness for Ebola’s Generation.
We've been on the trail of a tractor since this time last year when our farmers suggested they'd be so much more productive with one but the three tractors allocated to the Chiefdom were all out of commission (or in need of a commision) and appear, still, to be so...But here we can see a fine blue machine, a tropacalized Sonalikia Di -35 sadly resting on its chocks and in much need of some TLC... The good news is that this machine has plough attachments - espyed in the Boli l
Mama Mayila takes the opourtunity to highlight the plight of Moa Wharf community, still suffering the consequences of Ebola to Víctor, Correspondent for Agencia EFE, the main Spanish language news agency, visiting Sierra Leone to cover the elections and making contact with us to follow up on recovery after Ebola from the perspective of people on the ground. Victor interviewed many care-givers in our kinship fostering programme and witnessed first-hand their desperate living c
Intrepid volunteer, Osman, goes in search of some Sanda Magbolonto boli lands, some of the richest, most fertile soil to produce rice. Having heard some land may be fallow and available for Hope Sakuma, Osman journeys by the river Bolleh and there's rumours of a tractor... Now, we've been on the trail of a tractor since this time last year when our farmers suggested they'd be more productive but the three allocated to the Chiefdom were all out of commission and seem to be so
Here's the kids earlier today, listening attentively to the radio with Grandma and along with millions of other citizens in Sierra Leone, tallying the results of yesterdays' Presidential election as they come in. Now that shows a real interest and committment to their civic duty and engaged kids who understand the issues and the process - how great is that for the future betterment of Sierra Leone? COME ON BOARD - FOLLOW OUR JOURNEY! Follow our journey supporting and protecti
Congratulations Hope Samuma and the Ladies and gentlemen of Manays! The final tally's in and 41 x 50 kilo bags of nice red swamp rice harvested from 25 x 25 kilo bushels planted. And what’s really, really amazing - all of this was by hand. Land cleared by hand, dug by hand, planted, weeded, threshed by hand! This is proof of our belief that the real contribution in this and indeed, in any project, is made by its people, its human capital, in this case working hand in hand wit