Warwick philanthropists improving life for those in Sierra Leone - The Leamington Observer

Warwick philanthropists improving life for those in Sierra Leone

PHILANTHROPISTS in Warwick have been helping to improve every day life for residents of Bo in Sierra Leone.

Charity One World Link (OWL) has been forming friendships with correspondents in the district and embarking on projects to improve education, sport and waste management.

And last month members went over to talk about a training programme for midwives and in other aspects of child health care.

The highlight of the visit was a meeting with President Maada Bio who was elected in March, and who is already making significant changes including free education and commitments to improve roads affected by the rainy season.

He agreed as well as education, health was a priority.

The first health group visit was deemed successful and the team is looking to recruit other health specialists to help contribute with skills and resources.

OWL will be sending out planners, more health experts and teachers next year to further develop the programme.

The organisation was founded by Jayne Knight in 1981 when she visited and invited residents to join hands with Warwick District.

Visit oneworldlink.org.uk for more information and any health care workers interested in the health programme should email [email protected].

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