At the end of March, the board of the association traveled with a group of friends and supporters to Sierra Leone to participate in the opening ceremony of the FSL Secondary School Campbell Town, but also to visit all the other projects and to get an insight into the work on site. The delegation consisted of 10 dedicated friends and supporters who took part in the intensive round trip.
After visiting the office of the association, which is located in the CARITAS Freetown building, a reception for the delegation was organized by the head of CARITAS Freetown, Reverend Fr. Peter Konteh. In his speech he reported about the situation of the country, the work of CARITAS Freetown and also went into new ideas of cooperation between CARITAS Freetown and the association. In an open discussion the points were discussed together. After a city tour of Freetown, the delegation was received at the German Ambassador with a joint dinner. The next day the delegation visited the UMC Primary School in Campbell Town, the well drilling school of EMAS International, which is supported by the association, and Don Bosco International. The opening of the FSL Secondary School Campbell Town was celebrated on the third day. The event included speeches by the German Ambassador to Sierra Leone, Horst Gruner, the Deputy Minister of Education, Mrs. Emily Gogra, and the Deputy Minister of Infrastructure, Dr. Eldred Taylor. More information on the grand celebrations, which received national attention, can be found here. The visit to St. John of God Hospital in Lunsar on the fourth day was combined with a visit to the beach. On the one hand to provide relaxation, on the other hand to show the great tourism potential of the country. On the penultimate day before departure, an informal conference day was organized for the delegation. The winners of the business plan competition in the field of IT presented their business concepts and plans for their implementation to the delegation. More details about the winning teams and the association's business plan competition can be found here. In the afternoon, the presentations of the scholarship holders of the Girls Empowerment Project were given: Not only the progress in the project was presented, the scholarship holders themselves gave speeches about political and social issues. More information can be found here. The last day was a free day for the delegation.
Thank you for the great interest in our call for applications. We have received many applications from qualified candidates and are now looking for a dedicated intern to support the work of our Country Director in Sierra Leone for 3-4 months only for spring 2023.
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