The mission of SHARP is to eliminate poverty and socio-economic barriers to well-being caused by climate vulnerability in Sierra Leone.

  • Our featured teacher for July is Abdul Gbassy Sesay, who teaches 5th grade at the Newton Village Branch of Empowering Children School. Mr. Sesay volunteers as a teacher, receiving only a small stipend each month. He rides a bicycle a mile each way to the......

  • Farmers recently received fertilizer to boost growth of their vegetable crops. Fertilizer was distributed based on the number of crops each farmer is growing. Crops were planted in May with loans from our seed bank. When seed loans are repaid, the farmer is eligible to......

  • This week children at Empowering Children School in Newton Village participated in our Trees for the Future Project by planting trees at the new school currently under construction. As part of this project, students will monitor and care for the trees. So many things to......

  • Any conversation about the dedicated teachers who work at Empowering Children Schools must include Evangelist June Cole, who has been with us for 11 years, longer than any other teacher. Evangelist was born and raised in central Freetown. She has known since childhood that she......

  • SHARP is currently supporting 90 farmers with seed and tool loans and sustainable agriculture training. Most of the farmers in our program have never farmed before, so this training was vital. Beginning farmers would never be able to afford seed, so the ability to obtain......

  • Santiago Aufranc has spent the last few months traveling around Africa and meeting many local people through couch surfing. When in Sierra Leone he stayed in the home of our Executive Director, Ibrahim Kamara. When Santaigo heard about the two Empowering Children Schools and the......