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Nigel awarded an MBE in the Queens Jubilee Honours List

2nd June 2022 | Posted in Latest News, Nigel's Blog

It gives us great pleasure to let you know that our founder Nigel Hyde has been awarded an MBE in the Queens Birthday Honours List. CONGRATULATIONS NIGEL! Nigel will now become a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) Nigel’s citation is as follows – Founder, Mission Direct, Founder and Chief Executive, Home Leone, Sierra Leone For services…

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Amazing Building completed

16th November 2021 | Posted in Latest News, Nigel's Blog

We have been partnering with St Clements secondary school (about 2 miles from Destiny) where we have built a huge learning centre. This is an amazing building. After bringing employment to the area, it will now house learning for hundreds of children in the days to come. This will be opened on 27 November 2021 so good time to celebrate…

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Destiny Grace Academy gets a new fence

11th November 2021 | Posted in Nigel's Blog

Keeping our children safe remains important. A kind farmer gave some unused fencing which we shipped to Sierra Leone in the last container. This has helped significantly secure the school boundary. We are so thankful for practical gifts like these that enable progress across our village – thank you

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The inconsistent message

5th May 2021 | Posted in Nigel's Blog

Yesterday I did a few videos with some of the residents. I wanted to hear from them as to what life was like before they moved to Destiny and what life was like now. They told of no jobs, one said for 6 years and each had lost everything they owned to flooding in their shack at least once. Some…

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A Slum Solution?

3rd May 2021 | Posted in Nigel's Blog

We went to visit the chief in CKG, one of the 70 named slums across Freetown. Several years ago we sat there exploring what a Home Leone could look like and it was amazing to find people who remembered us and our conversations. Sadly the place faced the same problems. This slum could be transformed with a simple bit of…

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Built to Last

2nd May 2021 | Posted in Nigel's Blog

We have been given some wonderful supplies from people like Sussex for Africa, NHS disposed equipment, Shoe Aid and more. Yesterday we took the opportunity to meet up with friends in Freetown who continue to face some incredible hardship. There we could could share some of this blessing. In 2006 with Mission Direct, we built accommodation for the Hastings Polio…

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