The Executive Director of Caritas Freetown in Sierra Leone has called on authorities in the West African nation to ensure that Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) are adequately empowered to participate in the country’s elections slated for June 24.
Caritas Freetown, the humanitarian and development arm of the Archdiocese of Freetown in Sierra Leone, is facilitating the distribution of dignity kits to victims of slum infernos.
Supporting women's participation in elections is essential for promoting gender equality, the Executive Director of Caritas Freetown in Sierra Leone has said and called on the authorities in the West African nation to establish structures to protect women in the country’s upcoming elections.
Healy International Relief Foundation (HealyIRF), in collaboration with Caritas Freetown and Njala University in Sierra Loen, has completed a five-day symposium to boost the financial muscle of struggling small-scale women in agriculture in the West African country.
The Executive Director of Caritas Freetown in Sierra Leone has called for renewed awareness of the practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), a rampant practice in the West African country that he says is denying young girls opportunities in life.
The use of a cheap and dangerous drug known as kush has become widespread among the youth in Sierra Leone, a situation that a Catholic Priest in the West African country finds alarming.
The Executive Director of Caritas Freetown in Sierra Leone has called on authorities in the West African country to respect the people’s right to express themselves freely, even as the country continues to fight hate speech.
Sometime in 2014, as Sierra Leone was healing from the devastation of the civil war that had ravished the entire country, another disaster struck, Ebola.
Wuyatta Musu Genda had just completed her secondary education at the age of sixteen when she gave in to pressure and went for “the cut”.
The development arm of the Catholic Archdiocese of Freetown in Sierra Leone has been selected as the implementing partner of a project by the Healey International Relief Foundation (HealeyIRF), a development agency that seeks to improve health access in the West African country.
Fr. Peter Konteh, the Executive Director of Caritas Freetown, is this year’s winner of the Sierra Leone Leadership Award.
Two years ago, Mary Brima decided to leave her husband who had abused her for seven years. It was her second marriage after her husband and her only son were killed in the 11-year Sierra Leonean civil war that ended in 2002.
Culvert slum’s version of hanging toilets are little wooden, plastic and stone structures fitted with pipes that pour into the sewage that runs below them.
One glance at Fr. Gabriel Luseni’s room and you can tell that he loves books. With an extension of a tiny washroom and a corridor leading away from it, the room on the ground floor of the residence of the Holy Ghost Fathers (Spiritans) in Sierra Leone’s Catholic Diocese of Bo is decorated with pictures of Africa’s top authors hanging on the walls.
Five-year-old Alusine wants to be a soldier when he grows up “to arrest all bad men.” Asked to name his village, Alulu, as he is fondly referred to at St. Mary’s Fatima Interim Care Centre in River Number Two estate outside Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, says he comes from “Emergency!”
The management of Kiera Chaplin Desert Flower School, a charitable organization that is run by Caritas Freetown to support girls from vulnerable families, is counting losses after the September 10 disastrous downpour that left one dead, several injured and a lot of property destroyed in River Number 2 village in Sierra Leone’s Western region.
Every time that flooding, mudslides, fires and other disasters hit the Western communities of Sierra Leone, Culvert, a low land informal settlement in the East of Freetown is one of the places that are left battered the most, with victims mostly having to start life afresh.
Caritas Freetown in Sierra Leone is rallying for support to help tens of thousands of victims of deadly floods that hit communities in the country’s Western region, leaving scores dead in their wake.
The Executive Director of Caritas Freetown in Sierra Leone has condemned the ongoing protests in the West African country, and expressed concern that the situation of unrest in the West African country may trigger memories of a civil war that everyone wishes to forget.
Caritas Sierra Leone’s School Related Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SR-SGBV) and Life Skills Program, which started to address the high number of teenage pregnancies and school dropout rates among girls, is keeping more girls in school, a Catholic Priest in the country has said.