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What a week!

20th July 2017 | Posted in Nigel's Blog

Been an amazing week in Sierra Leone so making some progress: Appointed Lyndon Johnson as our SL Communications Director – he is an outstanding addition to our team. UNDP auditors Pricewaterhousecoopers, came to audit us.  They have 3 days to study us and the auditor said this was the first time they found an NGO to sign off in one…

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Increasing the land

23rd June 2017 | Posted in Nigel's Blog

A few weeks back some people came and started to clear a parcel of land that sat within our territory.  They were “land grabbers” as known in these parts.  At the bottom of our land the documents show a sort of marsh area, but the reality is the land is just fine. After much negotiation involving the original land owner…

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A Father’s Perspective -Jon Cobb

13th April 2017 | Posted in Nigel's Blog

I recently spent two weeks in Sierra Leone visiting my daughter Rachel who works for the excellent Home Leone organisation. It was my first visit to the country and I was a little nervous at the prospect. It’s not often you hear ‘Sierra Leone’ as an answer to the question ‘where are you going on your holidays this year?’ From…

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Silsoe School will become a new school in Sierra Leone

9th April 2017 | Posted in Nigel's Blog

What a day!  Beautiful weather and thanks to our wonderful friends and church that came to help load another container for Sierra Leone. Silsoe has a lovely new school and last Christmas they let us take their old one apart.  Now it was loading time and yesterday we got nearly 3/4 of it loaded.  We were also thankful to Hypnos…

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130 homes lost and 3,000 affected by fire

8th April 2017 | Posted in Nigel's Blog

Our staff have been to Susans Bay, following the fire.  This is an extract from Rachel’s report It is said that the fire was started by faulty electrical cable but after meeting with people, it seems it was probably a deliberate fire by someone in the community. The damage is vast and there are many injured, some in critical conditions….

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Another horrific fire in Freetown leaves more homeless

5th April 2017 | Posted in Nigel's Blog

Yesterday, fire visited Susan’s Bay slum, as it did Fort Street before Christmas and again hundreds of the worlds poorest are rendered homeless.  We understand that 3 children are missing, thought to have perished in the fire.   The need for Home Leone’s slum solution is brought again in to sharp focus as the vulnerable live on the edge of…

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