Archive for the ‘Sierra Leone’ Category

Latest news from Sierra Leone

July 20, 2015  |   General news,Sanitation,Sierra Leone   |

Latest news from Sierra Leone

I’ve recently returned from Sierra Leone, where I spent many days in the remote chiefdoms of Pejeh and Barri in Pujehun district. I have come back more convinced than ever that supporting these people in their endless fight against poverty is one of the most important things that our charity can do. Life in Sierra Leone is incredibly tough; the country ranks 5th from the bottom of the ...

Fundraising challenge for Bath primary school

Fundraising challenge for Bath primary school

Local Bath primary school, St Philip's have teamed up with us to raise funds for a project in Sierra Leone. On Monday 13th July 2015, Louise Kirby-Garton (CEO Wherever the Need), Senesi Fawundu The Right Honourable MP for Pujehun District, Sierra Leone and his wife Mariama Fawundu, visited St Philip's primary school to meet the staff and children. [caption id="attachment_9291" align="aligncenter" width="608"]

Update: Ebola and our work in Sierra Leone

August 14, 2014  |   General news,Sierra Leone   |

Update: Ebola and our work in Sierra Leone

As you may be aware, there is a major outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa, primarily in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. In Sierra Leone, this deadly virus has mainly effected the Kenema and Kailahun areas in the east of the country, but has also now spread to the regional capital of Bo. There are also now cases reported in Pujehun District, the area where we ...

Changing lives in a Sierra Leone community

Changing lives in a Sierra Leone community

Shenge village is a remote community in Barri Chiefdom, southeastern Sierra Leone, home to approximately 300 people. The village is very remote, two kilometres from the nearest dirt road. Much of the surrounding rainforest has been cleared for farming or rubber plantations, but there are still areas like Shenge that are vital forest wildlife habitats. When we first visited Shenge we found a very poor community who had no ...

Get ready for Dinners for Dignity

June 18, 2014  |   Events,Fundraising,General news,Sierra Leone   |

Get ready for Dinners for Dignity

1st - 31st October 2014 This October, you can save lives from your kitchen. Dinners for Dignity is an exciting and easy way for you to fundraise without having to run a marathon or climb a mountain. Simply hold a dinner party for your friends, and ask them for donations in return for the meal.  You don’t have to cook a 3 course dinner; you could throw a house party, ...

Cycling for Busu

March 26, 2014  |   Fundraising,General news,Sierra Leone   |

Cycling for Busu

On June 15th 2014, small teams will be cycling across the north Wiltshire countryside on either a 100km or a 100-mile route, with the sole aim to raise £31,000 to help the Busu community in Sierra Leone. Hundreds of villages in Sierra Leone were ravaged by the civil war, and Busu is no exception. The village is very rural, isolated and neglected by Government, being 200 miles ...

Building children a future in Sierra Leone

January 27, 2014  |   Education,General news,Projects,Sierra Leone   |

Building children a future in Sierra Leone

Falcons School fundraises for primary education in Sierra Leone Last year, pupils, parents and staff from Falcons Boys Preparatory School in Richmond joined forces, raising over £10,000 towards education in Sierra Leone. Thanks to their phenomenal efforts, we have been able to build a primary school in Nyeyama village, bringing a good education to the children there for generations to come. Nyeyama is an impoverished and isolated village, home ...

Our Sierra Leone partner visits the UK

October 03, 2013  |   General news,Sierra Leone   |

Our Sierra Leone partner visits the UK

Senesi Fawundu MP, the director of our Sierra Leone partner organisation - the Pujehun Development Organisation (PDO) – recently visited the UK We have been working with the PDO in the Pejeh Chiefdom of Sierra Leone since 2006, after helping Senesi and his wife Mariama build a new well in the village of Gbongay. Since the success of this project, we have worked closely with our Sierra Leone ...

Winter newsletter 2011-2012

January 24, 2012  |   General news,Kenya,Newsletters,Sierra Leone   |

Winter newsletter 2011-2012

In our summer newsletter, we focused on the trip David (CEO) had just made to India. In this latest newsletter we explain a little more fully what we are doing in Africa based on Richard’s (Director of African Development) most recent visit. He managed to combine a trip to both Kenya and Sierra Leone and there are many contrasts between the two countries. Kenya is one of ...

A mile (or 20) in their shoes

May 13, 2011  |   General news,Sanitation,Sierra Leone   |

A mile (or 20) in their shoes

It's not every 10 year old girl that will go to great lengths to help those less fortunate, but Ami Northam is determined to make a difference in others' lives. Driven by a desire to help school children of her own age in Africa, Ami is taking on the challenging task of walking 20 miles in one day in order to raise money for much needed school equipment. ...

A film of our work in Sierra Leone

April 15, 2011  |   General news,Sanitation,Sierra Leone,Water   |

A film of our work in Sierra Leone

During a visit to our Sierra Leone projects this month, our CEO David Crosweller was asked to film a few short clips explaining our project work there. This short video is the outcome!

A new project in Sierra Leone

April 11, 2011  |   General news,Sanitation,Sierra Leone,Water   |

A new project in Sierra Leone

Shengay is a remote forest village, and has no sanitation facilities, so the villagers are using the neighbouring fields, with obvious risks to their health and security. There is also no well in the village, so all water is being drawn from a nearby stream – so intestinal illness is common, with young children being particularly vulnerable. We are constructing a community eco-sanitation toilet unit, with a central ...

If it were my home

February 04, 2011  |   General news,India,Kenya,Sierra Leone   |

If it were my home

Oh we do like our interactive media. You can use this website to compare your country to any other in the world. Did you know that you would use 91.42% less electricity if you lived in India? Have a play: http://www.ifitweremyhome.com/

One success leads to another in Sierra Leone

One success leads to another in Sierra Leone

Providing sanitation, water and livelihoods to 11,000 people in Sierra Leone. The success of our work in Gbongay has secured us funding for a further 19 villages in the Pejeh Chiefdom, allowing us to help forever change the lives of thousands... In the early part of 2006, we were approached by the village community of ...

A photographer’s encounter in Kroo Bay

September 13, 2010  |   Environment,General news,Poverty,Sanitation,Sierra Leone   |

A photographer’s encounter in Kroo Bay

Shocked by the extreme unsanitary conditions he came across, a photographer has tried to document the living conditions in a Sierra Leone slum. See more here: http://www.globalhealthmagazine.com/cover_stories/kroo_bay