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Fr. Peter Konteh (seated), poses for a photo session with beneficiaries of Desert Flower Foundation- Sierra Leone on the celebrations of International Day of Zero Tolerance for Genital Mutilation on February 6. Credit: Fr. Peter Konteh

Secret FGM Society Victim Beats Trauma, Joins Catholic Fight for Girls’ Rights in S. Leone

Nov 18, 2022

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”.

Children exchange pleasantries after Sunday Holy Mass at St. Mary's, Fatima Interim Care Center. Credit: ACI Africa

How Sierra Leonean Priest Birthed Home for Vulnerable Children amid War Devastation

Nov 3, 2022

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!”

Ongoing repairs at Kiera Chaplin Desert Flower School of Caritas Freetown following a mudslide that killed a six-month-old baby. Several communities in western Sierra Leone are experiencing destructive floods and mudslides Regards. Credit: Caritas Freetown

Caritas Freetown Counting Losses after School Damaged in Sierra Leone’s Tragic Floods

Sep 14, 2022

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.

Flood damage in Freetown, Sierra Leone, 31 August 2022. Credit: Office of the Mayor of Freetown

Caritas Freetown’s Insight into Slum Community Susceptible to Disasters in Sierra Leone

Sep 3, 2022

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.

Flood damage in Freetown, Sierra Leone, 31 August 2022. Credit: Office of the Mayor of Freetown

Caritas Freetown Rallying for Funds to Support Victims of Sierra Leone’s Deadly Floods

Sep 1, 2022

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.

Credit: Fr. Peter Konteh

Sierra Leone’s Protracted Unrest May Trigger Past Civil Strife Memories: Catholic Priest

Aug 15, 2022

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.

Fr. Peter Konteh (seated), poses for a photo session with beneficiaries of Desert Flower Foundation- Sierra Leone on the celebrations of International Day of Zero Tolerance for Genital Mutilation. Credit: Fr. Peter Konteh

Catholic Priest’s Initiative Saving Sierra Leonean Girls from “harmful practice of FGM”

Feb 9, 2022

Desert Flower Foundation-Sierra Leone (DFF-SL), a charitable organization started by a Catholic Priest in Sierra Leone, is keeping hundreds of girls from vulnerable families from joining an underground society that promotes Female Genital Mutilation in the West African country.

Fr. Peter Konteh. Credit: Caritas Freetown

Caritas Sierra Leone Providing Girls with Life Skills to Address Early Marriages

Oct 14, 2021

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.

Fr. Peter Konteh. Credit: ACN

Catholic Priest in Sierra Leone Faults Harsh COVID-19 Restrictions, Says Ebola Was Worse

Sep 29, 2021

The Director of Caritas Freetown in Sierra Leone has faulted the COVID-19 restrictions that were imposed on places of worship in the West African country, saying that most of the restrictions were unnecessary and denied the people the religious encounter at the time they needed it the most.

Participants in the conversation on the Oxfam Australia report dubbed 'Buried Treasure' in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Credit: Fr. Peter Konteh/ Caritas Sierra Leone

Caritas Sierra Leone Calls for Transparent Tax System to Block Foreign Evaders

Aug 1, 2021

The Catholic Church in Sierra Leone, through her charity arm, is demanding accountability in the way the West African country collects and spends taxes on its vast minerals.