Hastings Sierra Leone Friendship Link

Hastings Sierra Leone Friendship Link

Charity information

Hastings Sierra Leone Friendship Link

The Hastings Sierra Leone Friendship Link works to regenerate Hastings near Freetown, Sierra Leone - all but destroyed during the Rebel War - by rebuilding infrastructure and forging community links.

Founded 2003

  • Mission statement

    The Hastings Sierra Leone Friendship Link's objectives are to promote the benefit of the citizens of Hastings, Sierra Leone and surrounding area in Western District by
    (1) the advancement of education and training;
    (2) the relief of poverty, sickness and distress;
    (3) the promotion of good health, especially amongst mothers and babies (neonates);
    (4) the provision of facilities in the interests of social welfare with the object of improving their conditions of life;
    (5) the advancement of the education of the public on all aspects of local Sierra Leonean history and culture.

  • Aims

    Hastings Sierra Leone Friendship Link aims to:

    • To improve facilities in the schools, both at primary and secondary (vocational training) levels. To link schools in Hastings UK and Hastings SL to promote better understanding of global issues.
    • To reduce poverty by providing tools, materials and training so that villagers can earn a better living.
    • To improve the villagers' health, especially that of mothers and new-born babies, by extending and equipping the completely inadequate health centre.
    • To help Hastings villagers to rebuild their village. 13 bridges and a multi-purpose community resource building have been completed. The current plan is to extend and equip the tiny health centre.
    • To foster mutual understanding, through awareness-raising events in Hastings UK, and shared curriculum projects undertaken in the 7 pairs of linked schools. Hence 'Bringing two communities together'
  • Overview

    Established: September 2003

    Registered Charity Number: 1127137

    Board members: 8

    Volunteers: 20

    Phone number: 01424 436603

    Address: OaklandsRock LaneHastings TN35 4NY

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