Sierra Leone

UNICEF Partners with COTN in Sierra Leone

Impressed with our work in Banta, UNICEF has recently offered to partner with COTN in Sierra Leone. Details were finalized at a meeting earlier this month (March 1, 2007) when UNICEF met with COTN–SL Country Director, Angie Myles, and they announced they would provide program funding for two cheifdoms in Banta Mokelleh (Upper Banta and Lower Banta).

Big Buildings in Banta

Construction on our Banta Mokelleh Children’s Village reached new heights this week as our nursery school is now at roof level. We are anticipating its completion in February. Our construction team is also making progress on our primary school and land was recently cleared for the building of the new children’s homes. Next up we will be digging a well that will provide utility water for the compound and construction process. Our children are excited about their new homes and look forward to moving in some time this summer!

New Year's Team Brings New Starts to Sierra Leone

A team of eight from Washington State recently returned from serving the needs of our ministry in Sierra Leone. They brought New Year’s gifts for our children and staff and helped with the updating of our children’s profiles for the sponsorship program. Team members participated in a variety of ministry activities including teaching English to our older children, leading arts and craft classes, working on minor electrical problems and carpentry repairs, and completing physicals on our children in Freetown.

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