Alan’s Africa Summary – 2020

2020 has been a year unlike any previous year that any of us have ever experienced, but, despite the Covid situation I have continued with my work in Sierra Leone and a LOT has been achieved.

Covid 19 support:

  • During the pandemic we were able to make gratuity payments to 90 members of staff at the various schools that I support, as none of these staff is paid by the Government.
  • We provided hundreds of face masks to both staff members and children at the schools
  • We provided sanitisation supplies to the lads at the Mahera Wharf Hostel

Calvary Primary School, Lungi:

  • The conversion of an existing building to create a new area for the Nursery School (doubling the size of the previous nursery facilities).
  • Upgrading the submersible pump in the well to improve the water supply

Banbury International Community School, Waterloo:

  • The purchase of a piece of land to retain the school playing field area and the construction of a school compound wall to enclose the entire site
  • The construction of an additional toilet block, including water harvesting and a handwash station
  • The installation of a water harvesting system on to the Junior Secondary two classroom block
  • We are installing another toilet block at the school and hope to complete this by the end of the year Liverpool Community School, Waterloo
  • The installation of a running water system into the school laboratory

Port Loko District Junior School:

  • The provision of 50 x 3 seater desk and bench sets as many of children had NO school furniture The Sunny Girl Project:
  • We have continued to provide sanitary pads to 350 girls per month so they do not miss lessons Mahera Wharf Oxford United Community Football Club:
  • Installation of toilets, washbasins and a shower into the Hostel where a dozen lads live
  • Day to day support for the lads including paying school fees for several of the boys Momoh and his carers
  • Ongoing monthly support for the family and the purchase of a DVD player & radio for Momoh
  • Funding the operation to remove a large growth from the wrist of Momoh’s “Aunty” (his carer)
  • Installation of mains electricity into several rooms in the house – an early Christmas present Enable The Children (physiotherapy organisation):
  • Donations of gymnastic mats (to be used for treatment purposes) plus donations of sports kit and school uniform items for them to distribute to the communities in which they work.
  • Donations of Oxford United sports items for their staff members

All of the above has only been possible due to the fantastic support I receive from a network of supporters across the UK (and one in Tasmania) and to EVERYONE who has donated a SINCERE THANK YOU.

Due to Covid I have not been able to undertake as many presentations as I normally would this year, which has had an effect on my fundraising income, BUT despite this during 2020 we have raised £28,400

Since January 2007, AlansAfrica has generated £278,585 for projects in Sierra Leone

2021 promises to be another busy year, including the installation of a water well in one of the communities and providing ongoing general support to several other communities.

 

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