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Return to Destiny

18th April 2021 | Posted in Latest News, Nigel's Blog

So, after a year away I arrived back home to Destiny Village last night. The documentation and over £400 having been spent on COVID tests (having been vaccinated!) enabled a straight forward journey. Andrew, our village chief met me at the airport which was a real joy. Also wonderful to meet with Dave Metcalfe and Chase Wilsey from Gateway Church…

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The Challenge

4th October 2020 | Posted in Nigel's Blog

As we look ahead, it really is a challenge to build the sustainable Home Leone. It is hard to know how much COVID affects us but our income in the first 5 months of this financial year is around 30% of the previous year. We need your help. This has meant from 1 October 2020 we have had to reduce…

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Employment Opportunities in Sierra Leone

4th September 2020 | Posted in Nigel's Blog

Home Leone operates from Destiny Village in Newton.  It is an NGO with a vision to re-house all those living in slum and desperate conditions in Sierra Leone.  Its first village already has over 200 residents, 60 low cost homes, livelihood opportunities, Destiny Grace Academy, businesses and much more. Home Leone has considered its organisational structure and is now seeking…

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Sierra Leone Government lights up Destiny

31st August 2020 | Posted in Latest News, Nigel's Blog

Today was a special day. The Minister of Energy sent 11 solar street lights which will light up key areas of Destiny Village. This is also the first time the government has helped us by a practical gift, since we began 6 years ago. We are truly grateful. It also means a lot to our residents to see a visible…

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Half time?

27th August 2020 | Posted in Latest News, Nigel's Blog

I wrote this blog for my church and thought I might share it with you Do you know your life’s passion and work with a determination to live it out?  I believe it wise to build life on principle.  In my early 20’s I came across a survey of 90-year olds.  They said if you had your life again what…

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Ben Okagbue – Our new Chief Operating Officer

25th August 2020 | Posted in Latest News, Nigel's Blog

We are thrilled to announce the Ben Okagbue (pictured here with myself and 2 trustees Dr Clive Thursfield and Dr Rebekah Taylor), has been appointed as our Chief Operating Officer (COO). He will arrive in Freetown on 5 September to take up his leading in country role with Home Leone. Ben spent his teenage years in Freetown and comes with…

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