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Waste to power with Swansea University

13th November 2018 | Posted in Nigel's Blog

It is wonderful having Arron a Masters student from Swansea University, help us build a community cooker.  Partly funded by the Princes Foundation, this new development burns waste at over 800 degrees and turns to power.  The community use it for cooking. This is a great opportunity to develop technology that can really help some of the poorest. Once this…

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Educational Gardens and Selling Plants

9th November 2018 | Posted in Latest News, Nigel's Blog

One of the beautiful Destiny Village developments is a lovely educational garden.  We have a vision for children to learn about plants and the environment, so we have grown thousands of plants with a large cross-section of amazing smells and beauty. In addition to village planting, these are now also for sale, and we had had a steady stream of…

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Education and a new school for Sierra Leone

7th November 2018 | Posted in Nigel's Blog

Walking around the new school buildings in Destiny Village gives a real buzz.  BuildAid from Norway has just agreed to fund an administration building alongside the first 4 classrooms they wonderfully sponsored.  Meal a Day and CRY have both provided classrooms, and we have asked and also seek others to help us get more of the facilities in place.  We…

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Bakery Coming to Destiny Village

5th November 2018 | Posted in Latest News, Nigel's Blog

Nigel Taylor, who attends the Trent Vineyard in Nottingham, has been in country for the last 7 weeks.  A former baker, he has helped us find equipment and design a bakery, alongside our in country business manager and baker, Godwin Pessima. We have built a business plan and with wonderful funding from Meal a Day, the bakery now has an…

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Residents take up first leases

4th November 2018 | Posted in Latest News, Nigel's Blog

In writing the Home Leone story, 1 November 2018 is a key date.  The first residents formally took up their leases and moved in to Homes.  We have learned so much on the journey as we re-examine our family recruitment and selection approach to provide opportunities for families leaving the slums to take up new opportunities.  Sanpha noted the families…

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Minister of Lands visits Destiny Village

4th October 2018 | Posted in Nigel's Blog

Dr Denis Sandy, Sierra Leone’s Minister of Lands Housing and the Environment, his Deputy Minister Rex Bhonapha, together with the Permanent Secretary, Directors and leaders, visited Destiny Village this week.  Starting with a game of table tennis and ending in lunch, they walked round the village gaining an insight in to our development and how it can help the nation. …

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