Flooding in Freetown

In the last week, Sierra Leone has suffered some of the worst rains in over 40 years resulting in large areas of Freetown being flooded. All schools and businesses were closed for 2 days at the height of the flooding. Many homes have been destroyed with families taking shelter in the national stadium. UNICEF and

A revised academic calendar 2014/2015

The ministry of Education, Science and Technology [M.E.S.T] Sierra Leone has recently revised the calendar of the current 2014 / 2015 academic year. The first assured communicated date for the reopening of schools was 30th march 2015, Saturday schooling was added in to consideration with an intense academic work. Amid an intense fight against a

The Freetown Society Open Meeting

The Freetown Society Open Meeting Thomas Ferens Academy Wednesday 1st July 2015 Programme: 6.30 Kathleen Guthrie, Chairperson. 6.35 Welcome by the Lord Mayor of Hull. 6.40 A short film produced by Barmmy Boy giving an update from Sierra Leone. 6.50 Pearson Primary School – a year in the life of our partnership. 7.05

Congo town and Empowering Children School

Article by: Ibrahim A. Kamara Congo town is a great place; with charming people, mixed and exciting cultures. The brightly painted wooden houses built by late Congolese settlers preserved the community's historic looks, young men attracted by soccer gathered in evening trainings in daily basis, and the frequent community soccer leagues usually gathered a crowd

The Welcome Boxes : update

The Welcome Boxes are on their way to our partner schools in Freetown. Thank you to all the staff and pupils who worked together to produce beautifully decorated boxes filled with a wide range of interesting gifts. The Freetown Society were pleased to be able to help with funding for this important project.

Fund Raising Gala in Aid of the Ebola Crisis Appeal

On January 29th 2015, Hull Freedom Festival Trust kindly hosted a Fund Raising Gala in aid of the Freetown Society’s Ebola Crisis Appeal. It was an amazing evening of songs and music with the venue and catering provided by Hull University. The evening opened with a performance by Bude Park Primary School with Opera North,

Fundraising update: The total now stands at over £16,000

On behalf of our friends and colleagues in Freetown, I’d like to thank everyone for their amazing efforts. To date we have purchased over 400 buckets with sanitation kits which are in daily use around Freetown; additional funding has been sent to ensure a regular supply of chlorine tablets, soap and other necessary supplies enabling

International Pupil Council

The Hull branch of the International Pupil Council (IPC) is made up of representatives from Hull schools partnered with schools in Freetown, there is also an IPC in Freetown forming a direct link between the pupils. The IPC meet every half term to discuss joint projects, currently they have been coordinating the creation of the

World Poetry Day

As part of their joint work, the partner schools in Hull and Freetown, are working towards producing a joint poetry book. Hull pupils have written an amazing variety of poems which have been read by the International Pupil Council. The closure of the schools in Freetown has delayed the project but now their schools have

Welcome Back to School boxes

Following a suggestion from the International Pupil Council, which is made up of pupils from Hull schools with a Freetown partner, staff and pupils have been busy putting together boxes of gifts and useful items to wish their friends and colleagues good luck as they return to school after the Ebola Crisis. There are already

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