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Next container

30th September 2019 | Posted in Latest News, Nigel's Blog

When sending donated supplies to Sierra Leone, there is so much to be thankful for.  This time especially to Nigel, Dan, Richard and Charles who helped me load the 40ft container on Saturday. With an average age of 65 we completed 95% of the task in 10 hours.  Boy does my body ache!  Also thanks to Suzannah and John who…

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Destiny Grace Academy Opens

11th September 2019 | Posted in Latest News, Nigel's Blog

A remarkable thing happened today, a new school opened in Sierra Leone.  We have worked towards this day for 5 years as the school was opened by the acting British High Commissioner and the High Commissioner-designate.  We welcomed a range of dignitaries from parents, Government, business, Freetown City Council, friends and more. Ole and Ingfred from Norway joined the celebrations, …

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Flood and Fire in Freetown, Crying in Destiny Town

2nd August 2019 | Posted in Latest News, Nigel's Blog

Here are some pictures of Freetown today.  So many of 200 people who have just escaped the slums are literally crying for their families and friends as flood and fire fills the slums. NEVER has the solution that Home Leone offers through Destiny Town and the like been more needed, more sustainable and more appropriate.  We long for those with…

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Teacher Training as we prepare for school opening

31st July 2019 | Posted in Latest News, Nigel's Blog

What a wonderful week it’s been as the school teachers work through the teacher training preparation, now we are ready to welcome over 90 children to the school on 9 September 2019. Thanks to Sue, Louise, Carol and Ryanne who have crossed the world and are working with Emmanuel and Stephen (our local leaders) to see the teachers are better…

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Statement about Home Leone

26th July 2019 | Posted in Latest News, Nigel's Blog

I have just written a summary of where we have got to and wondered if I can share it with you.  If you have a moment to read it and can give any feedback or suggestions to improve it, I would be most grateful. Home Leone is delivering its solution to alleviate human suffering by aiming to close Freetown’s horrific…

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Micro loan update

18th July 2019 | Posted in Latest News, Nigel's Blog

Yesterday evening I was joined by many Destiny residents who have applied for small loans.  We have received applications and looked at a range of businesses, from buying pots in Guinea to cooking hot meals; buying and selling bales of shoes or clothes to trading in perfume, hair and food products. I went through our proposed scheme, noting our maximum…

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