Education and Health

Nurturing the next generation of sustainability champions and farmers in Sierra Leone

Alfred Fornah: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 January 2019: Over sixty excited pupils and teachers from 10 education institutions and schools across the Western Rural District of Freetown, Sierra Leone, attended last Saturday’s launch of an innovative school’s environmental management and reforestation project at the Freetown Teacher’s College. The project has [Read More]

Education and Health

$26 million textbooks and learning materials unveiled for schools in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 January 2019: President Julius Maada Bio has unveiled textbooks, teaching and learning materials worth Le 221 billion ($26.2 million) which are  being provided, through a partnership between UKAid and the Government of Sierra Leone, in support of the government’s Free Quality Education Programme for public and [Read More]

Education and Health

You’re probably brushing your teeth wrong – here are four tips for better dental health

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 January 2019: You may think you know everything about keeping your teeth healthy, but what you don’t know might surprise you. This is what Clement Seeballuck and professor Nicola Innes – both at the University of Dundee in Scotland, found: We all know the advice for [Read More]

Education and Health

Why Sierra Leonean women don’t feel protected by domestic violence laws

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 January 2019: When its bloody civil war ended in 2002, Sierra Leone introduced a number of laws designed to protect women and girls against violence. But, as Luisa T Schneider sets out why in theconversation.com, these laws haven’t made women feel much safer – and that’s [Read More]

Education and Health

New partnership to help tackle climate change and deforestation in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 06 January 2019: The Sierra Leone Schools Green Club (SLSGC) and the Society for Climate Change Communication (S4CCC) have formed a collaborative action-oriented partnership, to implement a climate change mitigation capacity building project for schools and communities in the Western Rural District of Sierra Leone. The project [Read More]

Education and Health

Driving home for Christmas – a don’t drink and drive Christmas campaign

Chief Alhaji Thonkla Bangura: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 December 2018: Drink driving has become an epidemic on our roads, and it is the biggest threat to public safety at Christmas festive season and accounting for the highest number of fatalities on our roads in Sierra Leone. Sierra Leone’s police force [Read More]

Education and Health

Ebola in the DRC – expert sets out critical lessons learnt in Liberia

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 December 2018: It could be a matter of days before the Ebola epidemic in the DRC spreads to urban centres or spills over into neighbouring countries. The Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo is spreading – so far there have been 458 cases, including [Read More]

Education and Health

Development starts with healthy people – says UNDP Sierra Leone 

Ahmed Sahid Nasralla (De Monk): Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 December 2018: Country Director UNDP Sierra Leone, Samuel Doe, has urged rural communities in the small West African country to stay healthy by accessing and helping in maintaining health facilities in their localities. “Like all developing countries, Sierra Leone is faced [Read More]