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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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Quite a day

26th September 2018 | Posted in Latest News, Nigel's Blog

What a privilege to be out here again with a wonderful team as we see so much momentum and initiative as we build Destiny Village. Today was one of visiting a number of government ministries.  We started with Agriculture as our chicken farm develops and they have some land and disused buildings we could refurbish and bring development too.  Then…

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The school is underway

10th September 2018 | Posted in Nigel's Blog

Thanks so much to Sue Hookway who had a breakfast and raised over £445 this week for Home Leone.  Maybe you could help us by doing a run, or event as your financial support makes such a difference. In particular Sue raised the funds as we start to establish Destiny Grace School in the coming months.  Lauren is moving from…

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Extraordinary Night!

9th September 2018 | Posted in Nigel's Blog

Last Night was extraordinary. The Shanta Foundation, with the help of One Kind Act,  held a fund raising event for Home Leone at the Post Office museum in London.  Hosted by actor, Ricky Norwood, I was able to share our vision and journey.  I talked about what we are building in our lives and how that translates to enabling some…

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