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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Greetings from Tony

My name is John and I am a Water and Sanitation Specialist with Doctors Without Borders in Magburaka in Sierra Leone. For the last two months I have had the pleasure of knowing our mutual

Back to Freetown

Having been stranded in Hull for six months, Barmmy talks about the changes he see's on his return trip to Freetown in January 2015.

Schools re-open in Freetown

The reopening of school today, marks the start of turn around in the fight against ebola. Most parents are still not sure about sending their kids to school, as the attendance today was not normal.

Sierra Leone Ebola Campaign

Since the outbreak of Ebola, filmmakers at WeOwnTv have been producing educational videos and public service announcements to help sensitize the country about the current Ebola crisis, teaching critical information about preventing the spread of