Caritas Freetown in Sierra Leone is supplying medical equipment and food to victims of the November 5 tank explosion that has reportedly killed 115 people in the country’s capital city.
The escalating violence in Ethiopia is cause for concern for Pope Francis who has also expressed his spiritual solidarity with the victims of the explosion in the West African nation of Sierra Leone.
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.
On the occasion of the International Day of the Girl Child marked Monday, October 11, members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) have highlighted programs empowering young girls around the globe, including Africa.
The development and humanitarian arm of the Catholic Bishops in Sierra Leone is calling on the people of God in the West African nation to offer aid to dwellers of Kroo Bay slum on the outskirts of Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, whose houses were razed in an inferno last month.
The election of a woman to a village leadership position in Sierra Leon has been hailed as a significant stride in gender equality in the West African country.
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.
A Catholic Charity organization in Sierra Leone has said the West African nation has some of the “poorest health indicators” in the world, which have been caused by COVID-19 and other diseases that have claimed the lives of masses in the country.
Volunteers at Caritas Freetown in Sierra Leone are leading teams of other charity organizations in reaching out to thousands of people who were left homeless when fire razed down a huge chunk of a slum outside the country’s capital in the Archdiocese of Freetown.
A Catholic Priest in Sierra Leone’s Archdiocese of Freetown who was at the forefront of the fight against Ebola during the world’s worst outbreak of the disease in 2013 says the West African country does not have the capacity to fight the disease, which has already been reported in neighboring Guinea.
A new church under construction at the Parish dedicated to St. Augustine in Sierra Leone’s Freetown Archdiocese is a response to the growing number of parishioners, the leadership of the Salesian Missions, the U.S.-based development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) has said.
To the rest of the world, the 2014-2016 Ebola epidemic in West Africa evokes vivid memories of one of the worst viral infections ever recorded in history that left thousands in several west African countries dead. But for people living in these countries, it is the aftermath of the epidemic that has been the worst to deal with.
For nearly three years, members of Caritas Freetown have been begging for funds on the streets of Sierra Leone to support sick children in the west African country who need specialized treatment in India.
At St. Mary’s Interim Child Care Centre within the Archdiocese of Freetown in Sierra Leone, girls as young as five who have been sexually molested embark on the bumpy process of searching for justice in the West African country where cases of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) are rife.
For a long time in Sierra Leone, residents of Culvert Slum Community outside the county’s capital Freetown lived without toilets and practiced open defecation, adding to the dirt that the slum was already covered in.
At Sierra Leone’s Diocese of Bo, children are being mentored to reach out to other children from deprived backgrounds in the West African country, thanks to a pontifical charity organization that is distributing religious materials to the Diocese.
The charity arm of Sierra Leone’s Archdiocese of Freetown has reached out to several families of police officers whose houses were razed down and their properties destroyed following last week’s inferno at the Kingtom Police Barracks, which is within the precincts of the Archdiocese.
Some 50 Ebola survivors in Sierra Leone, all of them bearing the scars of the disease that killed at least 3,000 people in the west African country, gathered at Hastings town in the rural area of the country to sign up for different business ventures in a project designed by the charity arm of the Archdiocese of Freetown to restore dignity among the survivors.
Catholic Priests ministering under difficult conditions in Sierra Leone’s Freetown Archdiocese have been given Mass stipends amounting to 17,160 Euros to cushion them through the COVID-19 pandemic that has been characterized with dwindling Church resources in the west African country.