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.
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,
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
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
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
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
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 friend Tony Gbla. Tony works in the Logistics dispensary in the MSF Ebola Management Centre, and he has been doing
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.
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. On my way back for Cathedral Primary school, I shared a taxi with a parent who told me that she
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 the disease. weOwnTV filmmakers and a network of citizen journalists have also been reporting on the outbreak and producing documentary