Located on the Atlantic Coast of West Africa, Sierra Leone is a constitutional republic with a multi-ethnic and religiously tolerant population of 7 million people. Devastated by a civil war from 1991-2002, and more recently by the 2014 Ebola outbreak which crippled the health system and stunted economic growth, Sierra Leone remains one of the poorest countries on earth. Nonetheless, the economy recovered in the wake of the Ebola crisis and is expected to post growth of 5.4% in 2017. You can read more about Sierra Leone here.

Since 2015 we have supported We Are The Future, a project which provides lunches for 230 children each day who attend the kindergarten, elementary school and youth centre in Freetown, Sierra Leone. The project transformed a barren piece of land into a garden to grow food, and constructed a kitchen and dining room. Academic grades have rocketed since the kitchen opened.

We're looking to expand this project to nearby schools in the local area, eventually feeding 540 children in total. Find out more about our School Garden Stage 2 Appeal.

We Are The Future, Freetown
Teachers shows children how to plant seeds during gardening practical training at the WAF school in Freetown