Here are a few pictures from Samuel and Mariama’s very busy visit to Omaha.
Samuel and Mariama were welcomed by Willa Cather students who assisted in Ship Hope, and featured on the school’s website. “Last year the Cather Elementary Core and Traditional second graders headed up a donation collecting campaign for the country of Sierra Leone to be a part of “Ship Hope to Africa” taking place across the […]
Come Hear Samuel & Mariama Menyongar from Sierra Leone! Ship Hope to Africa, our 40 ft. container, reached the 6000 amputees in Sierra Leone. Come meet the people who ‘made Ship Hope happen’ on the other side of the world. See video footage of the distribution, which the government televised nationally. Events open to the […]
Pictures from Sierra Leone showing the distribution.
Pictures from Samuel of the shipping container arriving in Sierra Leone.
Pictures of scholarship students at Bethel Pre & Primary School Kono (Motema).
Bwiza boys and girls in Burundi celebrated heartily on Easter by slaughtering a rooster (on their own) and eating many special foods they do not typically get. Everyone went to bed joyful and deeply satisfied.
Travel time from Omaha, Nebraska, to the port city of Freetown, Sierra Leone: 63 days Our 40 foot container was loaded on April 15. It should reach its destination on Father’s Day. Six months of tremendous effort has paid off! Thanks to all donors and volunteers for your efforts on behalf of 6000 amputees! Special […]
From “OPS News”, April 2011: OPS Students “Ship Hope to Africa” At least 6,000 articles of clothing and 6,000 pairs of shoes. That’s the goal Katja Starkey set when she began collecting items for the “Ship Hope to Africa” project, which aids the thousands of amputees and war-wounded in Sierra Leone, Africa. Starkey is a […]
Building #1 was constructed in 2010. The next step is getting funds to complete the interior so it can be inhabited. Following that, a barn will be built and livestock purchased to graze the land.