Uncle Williams drops off rice in time for Eid al-Fitr the festival of breaking fast that marks the end of Ramadan and which is celebrated on Pray Day in Sierra Leone by people of all faiths. Our kinship fostering programme focuses on supporting kids, who've lost a mum or dad or both parents, to live with a family member in Effie and Alfie's case their Grandma. Regular visits from Uncle Williams mean we can plan interventions and meet real need directly helping kids like Effie
Our first nerica rice harvest is underway across 13 Sanda Magbolontor inland valley swamps. Here at Mamatay they're starting their nerica harvest just three short months after planting and in justhree weeks time their Buttercup variety will be ready stocking up Hope Sakuma villages with nutritious rice just in time for rainy season when food gets scarce and prices sky-rocket. At Forekaria, another village are still harvesting in our rolling 4 week nerica harvest - our nerica
A happy Africa Day from Sierra Leone! The kids had a big beach clean up planned to celebrate this special day an activity for healthy lifestyles on lots of levels but rain stopped play. Now a Bomba ice-cream - and here's an excuse for some snaps of kids enjoying a favorite - may not be lifestyles of the rich and famous but in Sierra Leone this rare treat comes pretty close and for our kids, from some difficult backgrounds, it shows how far they've come. Now all in mainstream
People trafficking and child trafficking is happening now in Sierra Leone and is on the rise. To help address this and support victims of trafficking interim care centres and local council received intensive 3 day training on child-trafficking organized by the Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender and Children's Affairs on steps interim care centres and local councils can take to identify trafficking and protect victims as well as building capacity to care for victims of traffi
On World Bee Day we're celebrating our bees and their honey at harvest time in Sanda Magbolontor chiefdom. Foday's in his gear collecting the hives we've seen being hand-woven and covered in cow dung and palm and placed in high in these rainforest trees earlier in the year. These expert Limba beekeepers, who've harvested honey for generations from our rainforest bees, now harvest sustainably without using traditional smoke that can kill these essential pollinators. The hives
We're proud to join Noah and Katie every year celebrating and marching to raise awareness in Sierra Leone. Todays' parade - ably organized as always by esteemed Principal, Mrs Kamara-Cole - from Lumley to Wilberforce Barracks was to raise awareness for the deaf communities right to education, skills and social inclusion, key components of the sustainable development goals (SDGs). The grand parade took place after the National School for the Deaf annual thanksgiving service he
Sitting in the shade Farm Coordinator Sheku, Hassan and Mohammed from JICA are catching a rest to confer on GPS farm surveys of Hope Sakuma's 14 inland valley swamp sites with Mr Fofanah from the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, to carry out technical surveys to identify the best sites suitable for demonstration farms each serving 5-7 neighbouring villages. The first potential site to be surveyed is Magbolontor with 11 acres of IVS which with bunding and proper irrigatio
Posing with posies especially for you please join the kids at Mama Mayila's Cradle in wishing Mama Salone and all our mothers, past, present and future, a very happy Mother's Day! FOLLOW OUR JOURNEY! Follow our journey bringing hope to vulnerable children in Sierra Leone - please ❤ and share to raise awareness for Ebola’s Generation and children living with disabilities.