Those boys have come up with some more nice photo's to share - I can see Hawa's bright smile from here....Well, that's from the end of my week but what a week that was....
MONDAY.......& A VISIT WITH THE DIASPORA TO LUNGI
I began and ended my week with our Diaspora (SLCU Sierra Leone Central Union) and Monday saw a visit to Lungi for the opening of the new Agricultural Institute and vocational school SLCU Holland have built and with thanks to SLCU Chairman Abubakar Bangura and Aunty Umu (Global Ambassador), who has been with me almost since the beginning, back in September last year when she first met Moa Wharf children orphaned by deadly Ebola.
It was so good to meet with Malik Sie (Organising Secretary) and Brian Macarthy (PRO) now living in Netherlands like Abubakar and myself. These Diaspora they are truely dedicated to the betterment of Sierra Leone.
I can tell you it was such a priviledge to attend the opening and after some cultural, religious and traditional events and speeches from distinguished guests and high profile delegates including some members of the SLCU executives the AGRO-VOCATIONAL INSTITUTE was declared open!. This is a very impressive project and very in tune with what my Foundation wants to achieve.
Almost as impressive as the building, was these Diaspora doing the right thing for their beloved Salone - they even paid their own travel expenses!
TUESDAY - A MEETING WITH THE VICE PRESIDENT
I spent a good day explaining our proposals to Parliamentarians including the Honourable Victor Foh, the Vice President of Sierra Leone and he was kind enough to meet with me and promised to bring up our discussion with the President that very afternoon so I am very excited that we will be able to all pull together for the children of Sierra Leone.
THURSDAY....A TRIP TO HILL STATION TO AWARD MR MOMOH CONTEH
Thursday, ah, and this brought back some fond memories - I lived at Hill Station for many years, a long time ago, before the war and it was so good to return with my friends for this very special occassion!
I was honoured to be part of the SLCU delegation to meet Momoh Conteh, who contributed so much to bring an end to the Ebola crisis.
Mr Conteh received an award for his dedication to the people of Sierra Leone during the Ebola crisis. I am so very happy to think we can all work together for the betterment of Salone and make a real difference.
FRIDAY.....MY HIGHLIGHT - BACK TO THE CHILDREN
But I think the highlight of my week was Friday when Aunty Umu and I took Abubakar, Malik, Brian and Ben to meet my Foundation's orphans in Moa Wharf.
Every time I see these children, their joyous faces and shining smiles, it really uplifts my heart and charges me up to do more for them. And if we can do it for these children orphaned by Ebola then maybe we can come together and do it for all our orphan,children.
SATURDAY....SOME PRIVATE MOMENTS TO SHARE
So on Saturday I spent some time cooking for the boys and I hope they enjoyed the crain-crain and white rice! Every plate was certainly cleaned up all round!
My sister, Mama Mabinty was there and we all relaxed and talked and talked. Such exciting plans to make the lives of these children orphaned by Ebola and all Sierra Leone children better.
And after church on Sunday to give thanks I gave myself permission to rest for I know I have another very busy week ahead and those who know me well know I will do what it takes to change these children's lives for the better.....
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