The Sierra Leone Mission is a registered UK charity working in the West African country of Sierra Leone. An important part of our work is amongst the children of this underdeveloped nation. We help build schools, support teachers salaries, train teachers and promote education. This work is vital for the future of the country.
In 2000 Sierra Leone’s 10 year bloody civil war came to an end. The violence that spilled over from neighbouring Liberia devastated the infrastructure of the country, leaving it the bottom of the United Nation’s Human Development Index. During the war schools were destroyed, education ceased and many children became soldiers.
We are committed to supporting our partner in Sierra Leone, The Countess of Huntingdon’s Connexion (SL), in helping to provide education for children in the areas where it works.
The recent downturn in the UK economic climate has hit our work hard; at its low point the plunging exchange rate reduced our spending power by a fifth. This threatens the work that we are able to do. Consequently, we are looking for 50 Champions who would be willing to support us for the next academic year (September 2009/10), each giving £10 a month which we will dedicate to our children’s work. This money will go a long way to enabling us to continue the work that we do whilst the economy recovers. Would you be willing to become a Champion? Please consider signing up today!