A week of harvesting Hope Sakuma's upland rice starts and ends in traditional h songs, each telling a (slightly rude) story entreating the rice to yield it's bounty to the skilled hands of our farmers. Teams from Manays, Mabokaneh, Makeleskos and Sendugu FC rotate in to help with the harvest each with their own version sung in the Chiefdom's language, Temne. Each of these teams has helped us clear land, make bunds and paddies, plant and ow harvest learning new skills over the
Join Uncle Mo in twenty seconds of spot the monkey fun with said cheeky monkey of the old world Green variety moves stealthy around, climbs a pole and peeks out from either side of a barrel! 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.
A secret bay, artisan fishermen and almonds? Join intrepid volunteer Mo taking a six-minute stroll around the highways and byways of our new location discovering a beautiful sweeping bay with clear blue waters, white sandy beaches and a rocky cove, friendly artisan fishermen repairing their boats and almond trees ripe for plucking a perfect spot for the kids to explore and enjoy adventures! FOLLOW OUR JOURNEY! Follow our journey bringing hope to vulnerable children in Sierra
Open day at Rising Academy finds festivities getting off with a swing as teachers, Uncle "Badman" Dumbuya and Aunty Patricia, share a much-appreciated dancing moment with the ram-packed crowd of pupils and parents. Then to a round of applause Alex takes the mic to give the inaugural address on the history and many benefits of Rising! After the opening ceremony the fun continues at Rising Academy's open day with a message of faith from Faith, a dance-off won by the ever-expres
The Hope Sakuma team begin the harvest of five acres of upland rice ripening in just four rainy season months. With more upland rice and Azolla-powered paddy rice to follow the team hope to be harvesting through the fall and into New Year, ensuring our interim care and fostering programmes benefit from nutritious produce! FOLLOW OUR JOURNEY! Please ❤ and share our sustainable farming journey empowering rural women with nature-based solutions to improve nutrition, livelihoods
The team continue thei rainy season project digging over the ground between fruit saplings and making high heaps extending Hope Sakuma's cassava farm right up the rice paddies aiming to improve on the ton and a half of gari and foo-foo produced earlier in the year. Then it's time to chit the cassava sticks to the correct size before planting in the high heaps. FOLLOW OUR JOURNEY! Please ❤ and share our sustainable farming journey empowering rural women with nature-based solut
The kids join World Clean Up Day activities tidying up some community land for a garden, doing a great job! With little 'uns litter-picking and weeding while Miss Mya and Barney pick up some heavy-duty shovels for some heavy-duty digging! 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.
Forty seconds of piglet action - marching a circle, falling into line three abreast our piglets very much on parade - as mum, Peppa, chows down on fresh cassava leaf and Azolla - top-notch nutrition for a top-notch sow - and Hope Sakuma's newest additions explore! Please ❤ and share our sustainable farming journey empowering rural women with nature-based solutions to improve nutrition, food security and climate change adaptation in Sierra Leone.