Sierra Leone

Desperate to Go to School: Augustine’s Story

Augustine knows the value of education because he has tasted how hard life can be without it.


Before Children of the Nations was established in Ngolala, Sierra Leone, Augustine’s family was split up and he was living in a nearby village with an aunt who mistreated him.

Photos from Your Child’s Summer Camp in Sierra Leone

Children of the Nations recently hosted four 3-day summer camps in Sierra Leone, one youth camp and three children’s camps. The camps were led by in-country staff and COTN Venture team members. Activities at camp included listening to God’s Word being preached, games, skits, dancing, Bible quizzes, soccer matches, arts and crafts, and worship music.

Ebola's Ripples Still Being Felt By Sierra Leone's Orphans

The fishing communities of Freetown, Sierra Leone, are tightly knit. Tiny homes of cement, mud, and tin are crammed together on the coast and families live almost on top of one another, lending support and friendship in this hard and often dangerous profession. 

She Volunteered in Africa and Lost Everything. How it Became a Blessing

In late January, at COTN’s ministry site in Sierra Leone, a small brushfire got out of control and destroyed one of our guesthouses. Carrie Hollingsworth, an education consultant working in COTN’s school, was living there. 

(SL) Hawa's Cancer Treatment

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We recently learned that one of our girls in Sierra Leone, Hawa, has cancer. 

She is currently with a COTN staff member and one of her COTN sisters in Malawi, receiving chemotherapy treatment. The total cost of Hawa's travel and cancer treatments will likely be $20,000. 

Will you help meet this need? Your gift of any amount will help Hawa get the cancer treatment she urgently needs. Thank you!

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Staring Down a Crisis, COTN Supporters Rally to Block Ebola

It’s easy to browse your news feed, read about horrific situations around the world, feel sorry for the people affected, and keep scrolling. Being inundated with negative news makes this cycle even easier.

(SL) Rebuilding after the Fire

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On January 23, 2016, in Sierra Leone, a brush fire got out of control and burned down COTN's small guesthouse. No one was injured in the fire, but the house is ruined and our education consultant, who was staying there, lost all her belongings.

Your gift today will help rebuild and refurnish the house. Thank you for your compassion.

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(SL) Secondary School (Phase 3A)

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To get a quality education, the children in our programs need to be in a good learning environment. But our secondary school in Sierra Leone doesn’t have the facilities to meet the needs of the students. The school has grown, but the facilities haven’t kept up with this growth.
 
We want to offer options for students who want to pursue technical or vocational careers, but we don’t have the space to offer these classes.
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Photos from Christmas in Sierra Leone

Thanks to your generosity, Christmas for the children in Sierra Leone was wonderful! This Christmas is extra special because the threat of Ebola has finally lifted. Everyone was in the mood to celebrate!

In the Children’s Home, the children attended a Christmas Eve candlelight service and as a special treat for dinner, Dave Keller, COTN’s construction specialist for Sierra Leone, slaughtered one of his goats and four chickens for a barbecue.

An Unlikely Success Story: Baby Sarah's Birth

Sierra Leone is one of the most dangerous places in the world to give birth. One in every 50 women who becomes pregnant will die in childbirth. Her baby is even less likely to make it.
 

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