Fr. Peter Konteh, the Executive Director of Caritas Freetown, is this year’s winner of the Sierra Leone Leadership Award.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.