Education and Health

Early childhood education in Sierra Leone: Back to school – for some

September 11, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Dr Eleni Athinodorou Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 September 2017 As parents and guardians begin the most financially challenging month of the year in readiness for their children to either start or go back to school, public entitlements such as education for all (to which all children belong as citizens) have [Read More]

Education and Health

Sierra Leone Children’s Forum Network delivers psycho-social therapy to child victims of the Freetown mudslides

September 3, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 3 September 2017 Members of the Children’s Forum Network (CFN) known as the Children’s Parliament for all Children in Sierra Leone were at the Don Bosco orphanage foundation in Freetown yesterday, Saturday 2nd September, 2017, where they carried out work to help children worst affected by the [Read More]

Education and Health

African politicians seeking medical help abroad is shameful – and harms health care

August 31, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 2

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 31 August 2017 A few months ago, Sierra Leoneans at home and abroad were appalled and outraged to learn once again that president Koroma had left the country to seek medical check-up and care in Europe; and also that the country’s information minister – Mohamed Bangura was [Read More]

Education and Health

The Sierra Leone mudslide disaster isn’t over yet – here’s what the world must do

August 24, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 2

Tony Redmond Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 August 2017 As the uneasy debate about the causes of the flooding disaster in Freetown and who must be held accountable and responsible continues, there are growing concerns about the misuse and misappropriation of funds meant for the survivors and victims of the disaster, [Read More]

Education and Health

Resilience has become a way of life in Sierra Leone – now mourning hundreds lost in mudslide

August 23, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 1

David Winter Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 August 2017 Few countries can have exceeded Sierra Leone’s share of misfortune over the last three decades, including civil war and the world’s largest Ebola outbreak. Last week a mudslide devastated Regent, on the outskirts of the country’s capital, Freetown, killing more than 400 [Read More]

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Sierra Leone – cholera another disaster waiting to happen   

August 17, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 1

Moses Moore Jr Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 August 2017 Sugary Mount Sugar Loaf is all sour and pale. The diarrhoea that caught the sweet Mount days ago has left it anaemic. The fatal frequenting of mud and rocks devastated the whole immune system of the mount, exposed it to harsh [Read More]

Education and Health

Alie Kabba Speaks about the devastating floods and its destruction of Freetown

August 15, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 2

Alie Kabba Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 August 2017  With hundreds of our compatriots reported dead or missing, my heart cries out aloud for my country and our people. In the face of this devastating flood, let us come together, even as our tears are pouring down with blood-soaked raindrops. Let [Read More]

Education and Health

Investments in poor children can save more lives per dollar spent – says UNICEF

June 29, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 June 2017 “Unless the world makes faster progress on reducing child mortality, by 2030 almost 70 million children will die before reaching their fifth birthday.” (Photo: Child poverty in Sierra Leone). That was the sobering conclusion of a report published yesterday in New York by UNICEF. [Read More]