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18 Aug 2021

Construction of 25 boreholes

Sustain for Life is addressing the problem of access to safe drinking water, reduction of water related diseases and fighting against poverty in targeted communities of Burkina Faso, one of the poorest countries of the world. Burkina Faso is facing droughts and the lack of water is creating a competition around the water points that…

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18 Jun 2021

Christian Association of the Blind

The absence of employment development for the blind and partially sighted in Liberia is alarming. This is further exacerbated by the lack of access to computers and internet connectivity. This has placed serious socio-economic constraints on the advancement of blind and partially sighted and their abilities to contribute to the communities in which they live….

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14 Apr 2021

The Bombali School for the blind

SFL is delighted to announce a new grant awarded to the Bombali School for the Blind. The school was established in 1993 to teach blind and low vision pupils in accordance with the national education curriculum for self-reliance. Its mission is to provide free primary school education with boarding, and to support students in second…

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11 Mar 2021

Appreciation from Kisoro Demo School

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22 May 2020

Milton Margai School in Freetown SL

A special thank you to the Thomas Cook Children’s Charity for donating a very generous grant that will go towards the Sierra Leone Adaptive Technology for Schools. The primary focus of this project is to improve the quality of life of children in Sierra Leone who are blind or visually impaired. Within Sierra Leone only…

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29 Jul 2019

Helping blind and visually impaired children improve their literacy

We’re very pleased to be taking our Adaptive Technology project from Uganda into Sierra Leone helping more blind and visually impaired children improve their literacy. Sierra Leone is one of the poorest countries with over 50% of the population living in multidimensional poverty. Unfortunately, children with disabilities (including those who are blind or visually impaired)…

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26 Jun 2019

Why choose a smaller charity?

We appreciate the choice is dazzling for companies wanting to make a charitable donation. The Charity Commission regulates 184,047 charities in England and Wales alone. Most businesses stick to the big brands. In fact, research suggests that the top 1,000 charities soak up 89 per cent of all donations in the UK. The largest ten…

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24 May 2019

Putting an end to period Taboos

For many girls in Uganda, life stops when they get their period. Girls in rural Uganda miss up to eight days of study each school term because they are on their periods, a study of menstrual management in Uganda found. This was due to lack of washrooms, lack of sanitary pads and bullying by peers. The eight days…

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