Education and Health

Sierra Leone COVID-19 Response Information Hub launched tomorrow

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 August 2020: The Ministry of Information and Communications in collaboration with the Department for Science and Technological Innovation (DSTI), Statistics Sierra Leone and the Ministry of Health and Sanitation, will tomorrow Friday 7 August 2020, be launching the Sierra Leone COVID-19 Response Online Hub. The online [Read More]

Education and Health

WHO to increase COVID-19 testing from 500 up to 1000 a day in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 July 2020: The World Health Organization Country Office has secured a grant of €500,000 from the German Technical Cooperation (GIZ) through a strategic partnership to increase COVID-19 testing capacity from 500 up to 1000 tests per day in Sierra Leone. The support will ensure the procurement [Read More]

Dr. Sama Banya - Puawui

BBC News in Africa increases reach to 132 million people a week

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 July 2020: The BBC’s global reach increased by 11% year on year in 2020 to 468.2m people a week – the highest number ever. BBC News in Africa has had an impressive year and now reaches 132 million people a week across 12 language services and [Read More]

Education and Health

President Bio renews his call on parents and communities to help end rape in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 July 2020: It is now almost eighteen months since President Dr Julius Maada Bio declared a national state of emergency on the growing rape crisis in Sierra Leone. Yesterday, he once again called on parents and local communities to support his government’s efforts in tackling rape, [Read More]

Education and Health

New NGO in Sierra Leone launches national recruitment campaign

TFSL: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 July 2020: Sierra Leone aspires to be a place of equal opportunity, yet where children are born still too often determines their educational and life trajectories. Educational inequality limits the life prospects of millions of children. 4 out of 5 children within the age range [Read More]

Education and Health

We must overhaul our education systems

Oswald Hanciles (The Guru): Sierra Leone Telegraph: 03 July 2020: The educational systems in Sierra Leone have been monumental failures. It is obvious. The festering poverty of Sierra Leoneans sitting on top  of some of the wealthiest marketable natural resources in the world is a gnawing pointer to the poor [Read More]

Education and Health

BBC Africa Eye and Anas Aremeyaw Anas expose Covid-19 scam

BBC Africa Eye: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 01 July 2020: An underworld of quack doctors have been exploiting the coronavirus pandemic and making money selling fake coronavirus cures. Investigative reporter Anas Aremeyaw Anas goes undercover in Ghana, exposing a Covid-19 scam said to be worth tens of thousands of dollars. WHO [Read More]

Education and Health

World Bank approves $50 million grant to improve quality of  education in Sierra Leone 

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 June 2020: The World Bank Board of Executive Directors yesterday approved a $50 million grant to support the Government of Sierra Leone’s flagship program for Free Quality School Education launched in 2018. According to the World Bank, the Free Education Project will support some initial COVID-19 [Read More]

Education and Health

Free education in Sierra Leone – a lot done, yet much more to do

Andrew Keili: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 June 2020: The Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education must be commended for its most recent Annual school census report, which is considerably more revealing than in previous years. The SLPP government initiated its flagship Free Quality School Education (FQSE) programme in September, 2018. [Read More]