News: Sierra Leone

Josie's Story: Freedom from Abuse Sierra Leone
Josie didn't know who to talk to
Feb 12, 2018 -

Every time Josie* went home from school, he was there.

When he began touching her, she didn’t know exactly why it felt wrong, only that it was wrong.

Thank You for Building Our Play Therapy Center Sierra Leone
Play Therapy Center being built
Feb 7, 2018 -

You recently helped us build a Play Therapy Center in Sierra Leone. Before now there was no quiet, private place for young children who had experienced trauma (anything from abuse to the death of their parents) to work through what had happened to them.

Photos from Your Child's Christmas Party in Sierra Leone Sierra Leone
Eating a Christmas meal
Jan 22, 2018 -

Thanks to you, COTN children across the globe have been able to have Christmas parties this year. Today, we are excited to share photos from Christmas celebrations at COTN–Sierra Leone.

Girls Can Play Football Too: Mabinty's Story Sierra Leone
Nov 27, 2017 -
Sierra Leoneans love football (soccer in the States). The sport gets everyone excited, whether they’re watching or playing. For children at COTN–Sierra Leone, football camp is a great way to build relationships and get exercise. Our children loved when we were able to provide football camp . . . except for one.
Wordless Wednesday: The Word of God Sierra Leone
Excited about Bibles in Malawi
Nov 16, 2017 -

In many places, a personal Bible is a rare and precious gift. Here of some photos of children studying and cherishing the Word of God around the world.

A Passion for Education: Rebecca, Promise, and Sarah's Journey Sierra Leone
Malawi teachers with Isata
Oct 9, 2017 -

Last year, three COTN graduates from Malawi—Promise, Sarah, and Rebecca—traveled across Africa to teach at COTN’s school in Banta, Sierra Leone. Just the fact that they are Malawian women with university degrees makes them exceptional. But it’s their courage and their hearts for service that make them truly remarkable.

Patricia's Story: "COTN Has Shown Me How to Love" Sierra Leone
Oct 2, 2017 -
“Before COTN, my day was not too happy,” Patricia says. She lived in the Shebuma Faluwo Chiefdom in Sierra Leone with her aunt, who couldn’t always afford food or school fees for all the children in her care. When Patricia could go to school, she spent the rest of her day in the market to make money to pay for school. If it was a good day, she could eat two meals. This was her life until she was seven years old. 
Then, because of your giving and God’s grace, COTN changed her life. 
Photos from Your Child's Summer Camp in Sierra Leone Sierra Leone
Thank you!
Sep 4, 2017 -

Thank you for joining the team of people who made summer camps possible this year for children in Sierra Leone! The donations you and other sponsors gave through our special Easter card fundraiser earlier this year provided the resources needed to make summer camps a special time for the children.

From Living on the Street to a Loving Family: Benny’s Story Sierra Leone
Jun 19, 2017 -

On his first morning at COTN’s home in Sierra Leone, Benny* woke up and went to the kitchen. Aunty Mary handed him a bread roll and a cup of tea. But Benny just stood there, waiting.

High School Graduates in Sierra Leone Talk about Sponsorship and the Future Sierra Leone
May 3, 2017 -

Recently our high school graduates in Sierra Leone wrote letters to their sponsors. They've allowed us to share a few quotes from those letters, which we hope will give you a unique view into the hearts and minds of COTN kids who are all grown up and preparing to step into the next phase of life. Their words will help you understand what sponsorship is really all about: