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Video: Harford School for Girls, Sierra Leone

The Harford School for Girls in Moyamba, Sierra Leone, is over 100 years old, and provides schooling for young women aged 13 to 22 years, preparing them for University and other advanced education. Watch the video to see interviews with students and to learn more about the school.

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Harford School for Girls and Moyamba Daycare Magazine article

Harford School for Girls and Moyamba Daycare, Sierra Leone

Response magazine, June 2011
read full article (pdf)

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Child Rescue Centre, Bo, Sierra Leone

The Child Rescue Centre in Bo, Eastern Sierra Leone, is a United Methodist Church program that houses, feeds, provides medical care, and pays for the schooling of vulnerable boys and girls.  Following the war in Sierra Leone, many families were torn apart, children were orphaned, and the economy was severely damaged.  As a result, many children do not have adequate care.  The Child Rescue Centre provides a very high level of care for the children living there, and continues to support them when they reach adult hood and transition into self-reliance.

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Children’s Day Care, Moyamba, Sierra Leone

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Girl’s Boarding School, Moyamba, Sierra Leone

I visited a girl’s boarding school in Moyamba, Sierra Leone, where I interviewed several young women receiving scholarships from United Methodist Women so they could attend the school.  Moyamba is located about 1.5 hours down a pot-hole strewn dirt road.  It was a very long, dusty day.

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Makeni, Sierra Leone

I visited several programs of Y Care International and the YMCA in Makeni, a few hours drive north east of the Leonian capital Freetown. I met a young woman learning to do metal work and welding, several auto-mechanic students, culinary students, and visited several schools which had peace clubs where students put on plays to explore and sensitize about various issues including domestic violence, conflict resolution, and drug abuse.

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Sierra Leone Day One

I spent my first day in Sierra Leone visiting the Kroo Bay slum in Freetown.  The environment was rough, the photos striking, and the people friendly and warm, both suffering and thriving.

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