Education and Health

Simitie Lavaly is nominated Sierra Leone’s Lawyer of the year 2017

The AdvocAid Fambul: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 December 2017 The AdvocAid fambul is delighted to announce that Simitie Lavaly has been nominated for the award of Legal Practitioner of the Year 2017. This is part of the annual National Achievement Awards (NAA), organised by All Works of Life (AWOL). Simitie, [Read More]

Education and Health

Africa grapples with inequalities in education

Zipporah Musau: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 December 2017: At the dawn of independence, incoming African leaders were quick to prioritize education on their development agendas. Attaining universal primary education, they maintained, would help post-independence Africa lift itself out of abject poverty. As governments began to build schools and post teachers [Read More]

Education and Health

Barrister at Law thanks NOSLINA for scholarship that funded his education

Abdulai Kondowa, B. A., LLB, BL Sierra Leone Telegraph: 2 November 2017 It was exactly six years ago when I got news that I had won NOSLINA’s [National Organization of Sierra Leoneans in North America’s] ‘Mohamed Sadu Bah Scholarship’ to read for a law degree at Fourah Bay College (FBC), [Read More]

Education and Health

Sierra Leone government provides educational support to 1000 Ebola orphans

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 October 2017 The 2017/2018 school year has started in earnest in Sierra Leone, and many children are happily being sent off to school by their parents with brand new uniforms, school bags, and books. However, many other children are not that lucky. These are orphans who [Read More]

Education and Health

Dubai sends humanitarian aid to Sierra Leone

M.B. Jalloh Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 October 2017 Following the deadly mudslide and floods that caused hundreds of casualties in Sierra Leone and displaced over 1000 households in August this year, the Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has ordered an aid [Read More]

Education and Health

How we developed a cheap and accurate on-the-spot test for Ebola

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 2 October 2017 Last week’s Ebola false alarm in Sierra Leone, brought a sharp reminder of the horrible loss of life seen two years ago, and the crippling chronic illness that many still suffer in the West African state today. According to the country’s Chief Medical Officer [Read More]

Education and Health

US president malaria initiative expands to Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 September 2017 Last Thursday, September 21, USAID Administrator Mark Green announced that the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) – a U.S. government initiative led by USAID and implemented together with CDC,  will launch new country programs in Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Niger, and Sierra Leone, and expand [Read More]

Education and Health

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

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

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]