Sierra leone

A Tribute to Mama Angie

Beautiful friend. Prayerful encourager. Selfless. Humble. Gracious hostess. Prayer warrior. Hero.

How Soap Put a Smile on a Child's Face

 

When Sarah * got a rash on her skin, there was nothing she could do to get rid of it. She had gotten the rash from the soap she used to bathe and to launder her clothes. 

The Language of a Better Africa: How One Student is Ready to Take on Pollution, Addiction, and Women's Issues

 
Patrick Vandi has done many things that he never dreamed of being able to do: he is in university, he’s applying for law school, and this summer, he was selected to attend a prestigious leadership conference.
 

Former Orphan Who Tended Goats to Survive Now Attends College

 
An orphan in Sierra Leone, West Africa, Amidu was the last to eat in the various families that took him in. They saw him more as a worker than a family member. So until he was nine years old, he spent his days tending goats—and not in school.
 

How You Are Saving the Lives of Children Like Alice

 
Fourteen-year-old Alice* lay sick in her home in a remote village, fearing for her life. She was in desperate need of a doctor, but in rural Sierra Leone, health care is hard to find.  
 

Photos from Your Child's Christmas Party in Sierra Leone

 
Thank you so much for making Christmas come alive for your sponsored child—and hundreds more! Here are some photos from the Christmas celebrations in Sierra Leone.

No Longer “A Go Wreck”: Massah’s Story

Massah explains that without education the Krio phrase “a go wreck” (meaning “becoming a wreck”) would have described her life. “I wouldn’t go further.” Massah says. “I would just stay there, ‘a go wreck’ there.”


Massah was just ten months old when rebels attacked her village in Sierra Leone. Her mother was ill when they fled into the bush, and she died shortly after.

Photos from Your Child's Camp in Sierra Leone

 
Thank you so much to everyone who made summer camp possible for our children in Sierra Leone! 
 
Your sponsored child had a blast playing games, worshipping, dancing, and learning about God. 

Thanks to You, Sierra Leone Students Dream Big

 
COTN–Sierra Leone students wrote essays as part their application for COTN’s University/Vocational Program. We are so proud of their hard work, and we had to share some of our favorite excerpts with you.
 

How Well Do You Know Sierra Leone? (Fun Quiz)

1. What does the name Sierra Leone mean?
         A. Lion Mountains
         B. Noble Desert
         C. Deep Riverbed
         D. Leopard’s Savannah

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