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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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29 Apr 2019

Climate change in West Africa

Climate change is currently dominating the news and rightly so.  Extreme weather events such as severe floods, droughts and heat waves are having a dramatic impact on farmers across the globe.  Crop production and food security is becoming even more of a concern in areas such as West Africa, where most livelihoods rely on small-farm…

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24 Apr 2019

Improving Access in Northern Uganda

Roughly two thirds of Uganda’s rural population lack access to safe water. Poor sanitation and hygiene is a cross cutting health concern in all rural Ugandan Villages. Diarrheal disease is responsible for 17% of all deaths in children under five in Uganda today. We recently completed a successful project with our Partners Ryans Well Foundation…

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