Tag Archives: West Africa

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
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Cashew Processing, Côte d’Ivoire

I visited a cashew processing factory in November 2010 in NE Côte d’Ivoire. I was somewhat shocked by the lengthy and complicated process involved in preparing a cashew to be eaten – I will never again toss one after another into my mouth, without a profound respect for the all the labor that went into it’s production. Check out my video to see the process for yourself. Filming, photography and production by Nile Sprague.

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Giving Hope Credit – Response magazine, March 2011

Giving Hope Credit - Response magazine, March 2011

Giving Hope Credit – Response magazine, March 2011 (PDF, 684 KB)
The Clef Serepta bank in Côte d’Ivoire provides micro-financing and credit to enable women to start their own businesses, thus giving them a source of income, empowering them, and helping them raise quality of life for their families.
Story and photography by Nile Sprague – read more »

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Lomé, Togo

I spent several days in Togo’s capital Lomé, where I visited a market where children were working for petty cash as laborers moving cassava root, and met several young people who had been educated through various vocational training programs of Y Care International.  Occupations included tailoring, jewelry making and hairdressing.

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Notse, Togo

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Atakpame, Togo

I spent a day in Atakpame, about three hours drive north of Togo, where I visited youth who had completed vocational training programs in auto-mechanics, hairdressing, shoe-making, and woodworking.  I also visited a prison where Y Care International is doing advocacy and outreach work with wrongly imprisoned young people, many of whom have been held for long periods of time with no trial, and often without being charged.  Through the efforts of Y Care International, many of the young people have been freed from prison, and are the put into rehabilitation and vocational training programs, helping them to rebuild their lives.

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