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Tools and Equipment worth Millions of Leones to be donated to three people featured in Issue 3 of Hi

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As part of Hidden Voices’ aims and objectives, we work behind the scenes to provide help for the less privilege whose stories we tell. In Issue 3, our cover story and page 30 subjects all intimated the lack of tools to improve their skills in achieving more in their field of passion. Hidden Voices and the Jamil and Nyanga Jaward Foundation has a long-term partnership committed to ensuring that we accomplish our vision. On this occasion, several tools worth five million Leones has been shipped for donation to Sheku Bernard, featured in the article “Unrecognised: The King’s Gift Maker”, and Peter George and Jonathan Williams featured in “The Inventors Aiming to Invent A Non-Fuel Dry Cell Generator”. Among the many tools purchased are precision screwdrivers, electric soldering iron kit, volt meter, glue gun, energy efficient work lamps, craft knives, pliers, mini clamps etc. If you are interested in supporting them, please call 075-946456 or email info@hvsl.org.

Jamil and Nyanga Jaward Foundation Kicks off its Widows Economic Empowerment programme.

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Widows’ are one of the most vulnerable groups in Africa and are faced with multiple conflicting social challenges. One of the significant challenges faced by widows in Sierra Leone is a financial difficulty. 85% of widows in Sierra Leone report a range of financial problems, and millions of the world’s widows endure extreme poverty, ostracism, violence, homelessness, ill health and discrimination in our societies. The Jamil and Nyanga Jaward Foundation, the only charitable organisation in Sierra Leone that focuses on widows, has kicked off its widow’s empowerment programme to financially empower widows with a small business kiosk, items to sell, local business registration, access to a bank account, and entrepreneurship training. To support a widow or find out more, email info@jnjf.org.

Widow's Hope Restored after Ebola Tragedy

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The Beginning

The Jamil and Nyanga Jaward Foundation came across Gbassay, a widow sleeping in a neighbour's living room with her five children. Gbassay sells  mangoes and other fruits depending on the season, to feed her five children and at the same time trying to complete a house started by her husband who died of Ebola in 2012.


The Jamil and Nyanga Jaward Foundation decided to complete the house to provide a home for her family and start a business for her, so she can better support her family and the children's education. The Foundation, also provided financial support for the older daughter to attend classes and re-sit her high school exams.

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Ongoing Work

The floors needed floating, the walls required plastering inside and outside, the entire roof needed ceiling. Stairs needed to be constructed. Doors were needed on the shop front, and all external and internal parts of the house. Windows were required and finished with painting to all internal and external walls.

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Update on Finished House

After a few months of hard work,  resources and team effort to coordinate this project, the Foundation in a handover ceremony, handed over the keys to the completed house and a stocked shop to the widow and her five children. Indeed God completes His projects. 

Pen Portrait: 3 year old Borbor, the Mudslide Survivor

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Tragic Mudslide that Wipe out Borbor's Community

A story of a 3 year old toddler who survived the Sugar Loaf Mountain mudslide in Freetown, Sierra Leone, told by Osman Benk Sankoh and how hope has been restored to his family through Osman's passion to keep this story alive.

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A Gift for Bobor from Jamil and Nyanga Jaward Foundation

Books, Toys and Clothes were donated to Bobor by Jamil and Nyanga Foundation's Coordinator just before Christmas

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Widow's Small Business Grant by Jamil and Nyanga Jaward Foundation

Customised Kiosk prepared for Borbor's mum, which will be setup and stocked with various items for Borbor's mum to startup a small business. Watch this Space!