Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone, officially the Republic of Sierra Leone, is a country in West Africa. Sierra Leone has relied on mining, especially diamonds, for its economic base. It is also among the largest producers of titanium and bauxite, a major producer of gold and has one of the world's largest deposits of rutile. Sierra Leone is home to the third-largest natural harbour in the world. Despite exploitation of this natural wealth, 70% of its population live in poverty.

Sierra Lenoe has a high primary education enrollment rate, with 99.1% of children enrolled. However, the quality of the education system needs improvement, with it ranking 118th. the enrollment into secondary education does drop significantly to 43% ranking it 121st, with the quality of secondary education ranking 99th.

In terms of available healthcare and health status Sierra Leone is rated very poorly. Globally, infant and maternal mortality rates remain among the highest. The major causes of illness within the country are preventable with modern technology and medical advances. Sierra Leone is ranked 134th in the world for it's healthcare.

 

Sierra Leone ranks low in technological readiness. It ranks 129th for internet users with only 11% of the population connected and 23 in 100 people with Mobile-Broadband subscriptions. Sierra Leone ranks 133rd for the availability of latest technologies and 131st for internet access in schools. Which shows that improvement is needed. 

WHAT WE'VE ALREADY DONE

Provided 4072 Computers

Last year we shipped over 2100 desktop computers with flat screen monitors and peripherals and nearly 2000 laptops to Zambia. These devices have been fully refurbished and licensed with Microsoft software.

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Aided 32 Organisations

So far we have managed to supply computers to over 30 separate organisations across the country. We will continue to supply these organisations and are continually added more throughout the year.

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Raised £2560

With the help of many of our donors, we helped raise over £2000 this year to directly aid a number of projects across Zambia. This money helps to build  and improve on the infrastructure in some of the poorest regions in Zambia.

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