About Us

Sierra Foundation for Life Skills (SFFLS) was set up as a UK charity in 2014 to work in Sierra Leone.

What have we achieved so far?

Family Homes Movement (FHM) is a Sierra Leonean charity, and we have partnered with them to do the following:

Timeline

2014

SFFLS is started

SFFLS is started
In 2014, FHM introduced us to Mayenkineh; an impoverished area in east Freetown, where there is a school of a thousand pupils.  Here SFFLS dug a well providing fresh water for both school and community.
2015

The Bakery

The Bakery
In 2015, we built a bakery in the same area, a unique facility, providing fresh bread to the school and community alike.
2016

The Vocational Centre

The Vocational Centre
In 2016 we moved to an area near Waterloo called Deep Eye Water, where young women and girls caught in a generational poverty trap had been identified.  A vocational centre was built to offer training skills in catering and tailoring, leading to a qualification and opportunity for a career.
2018

Vocational Centre Improvements

Vocational Centre Improvements
In 2018, SFFLS equipped the centre to a very high standard, making it fully functional. The first students started their training in June 2018. SFFLS has committed to paying salaries to the manager, tailor, catering teacher and secretary between June and December 2018, thus allowing them to build up a sustainable business.

What’s next?

In Autumn 2018 we have a planned visit to continue support as above, and to visit widows from the civil war and their families.  FHM have given them an area of scrubland to cultivate.  They are trying to grow rice, groundnuts and other subsistence foods.  We will explore ways that we can support them in this.

Can You Help?

Donations

We accept cash donations as well as Bank Transfer and Direct Debit.

Bank Details: Sort code: 30 97 62. Account number: 36477360

Fund Raising

We encourage you to organise your own fundraising event, let us know via our Contact Us Page.

Bulletins

We send out regular email bulletins with details of our projects and events. These can also be found on our Blog Page.

If you would like to receive bulletins via e-mail send a us a message via our Contact Us Page.

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