So why are the kids at Mama Mayila's Cradle looking so positively ecstatic? They've finished their mid-term exams that's why! And no wonder. They've spent the past month cramming hard for their exams at Rising Academy because they know how important their education is to their future. And Rising Academy's curriculum is a modern one equivalent to to the best US, UK or EU offer so we wish all our kids the very best of luck!
As the kids welcome Aunty Mariama Munu to Mama Mayila's Cradle with her friends, Aunties Anita and Alison and Uncles Francis and Paul to celebrate her birthday and make a most generous donation of toys, exercise books, pens and pencils and a bag for each with lots and lots and lots of snacks! The kids are joyous celebrating Aunty Mariama's birthday, beaming smiles, lots of snacks and a beautiful cake in peach! Kind donations like these really help us stay afloat and as you ca
Axes thataway, machetes the other as farm manager Andrew directs villagers from Manays, Ro Gabaran, Ro Gbin, Ro Rainte, Ro Yeima, Masillah and Ro Taine in the second phase of making Hope Sakuma's cassava farm in Sanda Magbolonto Chiefdom. The idea is to link existing cassava farms in all the villages and take it to the main junction - more than a mile of cassava, creating farming jobs and more jobs processing the cassava into gari, a staple foodstuff and into highly nutritiou
A glittering array of prizes were to be had at the National School for the Deaf's annual sports day held at Wilkinson Barracks, Hockey Pitch. Miss Katie, pictured in blue, won first prize in "finding the shoe!" With Principal, Mrs Kamara-Cole, providing the commentary, Miss Mercy, Aunty Isata and Uncle Williams were there to see all the action! THREE HOUSES COMPETE
Pupils from Luke, Stuart and Dillsworth Houses all compete for the prizes on offer.... A DAY AT THE RACES!
We were proud to attend the National Deaf School annual thanksgiving service supporting hearing and speech impaired children and their well-attended parade through the streets of Freetown celebrating diversity and deaf awareness. We're particualrly proud of two children we support, little Noah in our interim care programme and Miss Katie supported in our Moa Wharf kinship fostering programme, who overcome their disabilities every day, thriving at the National Deaf School. FOL
Hope Sakuma's nascent pepper farm in Sanda Magbolonto Chiefdom with seedlings protected the traditional way with palm fronds - this site is growing the much-prized Guinean hot pepper nenah koro sweet-scented and very very hot! The fine peppers in the pic are from our small seed-multiplication project, empowering rural women in the Western Rural District, where we try different varieties of vegetables and these nenah koro turned out well! COME ON BOARD - FOLLOW OUR JOURNEY! Fo
We're over-the-moon to pass our annual spot check inspection by Freetown City Council (FCC) social work team for the second year - receiving praise from the estimable Mrs Smith and her team of five during the inspection for Hope Interim Care centres cleanliness, our professional child files and team's dedication and for our volunteer agreements which include City Council child protection provisions. We're so proud of our team, working hard every day caring for orphans of dead