Freetown Tag

Rainy Season Brings Floods Late July through early September is the rainy season in Sierra Leone. Heavy downpours are devastating for families living in the flood prone communities. This year flooding and a mudslide left 11 dead in Freetown, hundreds homeless, and over 15 thousand people...

[caption id="attachment_430" align="alignnone" width="503"] Teachers pray with students taking the exam[/caption] Students Pass Exams Each of our 18 students in grade 6 passed their national exam and are promoted to high school! The top score at Empowering Children School was 312, obtained by Ibrahim Burreh Conteh, followed by...

  The Empowering Children School  began in the slums of Congo Town in 2009.  The people who live in the slums face many difficulties, including harsh environmental conditions. Flooding occurs regularly, causing loss of lives and property. The school was becoming increasingly crowded, and then 2...

  During the lockdown from COVID 19, SHARP Sierra Leone and Kids Can Make a Difference began a Solution to Hunger Farm. According to the World Food Program in Sierra Leone, around 5.1 million Sierra Leoneans are estimated to lack sufficient nutritious food to live a...

  Two years ago Safe Haven relocated the Empowering Children School to a safer area with a more spacious building. Our beautiful, new school site is a 25 minute walk from the previous school in Congo Town, and before acquiring the bus pupils were often late...