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Alan’s Africa: Sponsored Walk -26 Jul 2024

The Rotary year ended on June 30th and once again it has been a busy year for Alans Africa.

Alan  currently has £2,200 available towards a project to build another clsassroom and in order to boost the funds towards the £5200 needed he will be undertaking a 15 mile sponsored walk on July 26th, the day before his 71st birthday!   If you would like to donate, please visit:

Here are some of the things achieved this Rotary Year:

  • Building 3 classrooms, an office, staff room and store to create a new school in Kono Town, named Westminster Community Secondary School, in recognition of all the support I have received from Westminster Group PLC over the last 12 years.
  • Building a toilet block and installing a basic water harvesting system complete with handwash station at the school, improving the sanitation and hygiene for the pupils.
  • Total renovation of a derelict well, including a hand pump to replace the bucket and rope system, at Westminster Community Secondary School which benefits 300
  • Setting up a community garden project at Westminster Community Secondary
  • The provision of 3 laptops and 30 desk and bench sets at Christian Hope School,
  • The complete renovation of the nursery classroom at Christian Hope School,
  • The provision of 50 “Yorkits”. Re-useable feminine sanitary kits. Each kit has 8 pads, 2 pad pockets, a waterproof bag for soiled items, 2 pairs of knickers, a zip lock polythene bag (used as a “washing machine” in areas with poor access to water), and All packed into a discreet fabric drawstring bag. Each kit costs £10. A kit lasts 3 years which equates to 200 days of education they don’t miss because of menstruation.
  • The provision of hundreds of items of sports kit for distribution in several
  • Extending my “Sierra LeOANS” micro credit scheme for several community
  • Paying medical costs for several individuals, unable to pay for essential
  • Funding several people’s higher education costs & paying school fees for several
  • Supporting Momoh & Emma, both orphans, with a monthly

You can read Alan’s full July 2024 Update here.

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