The concrete foundation for the children’s home at Kondie Farm is complete. It took 3 months to remove a boulder that stood in the way of this foundation, but the end result looks great!
Touch the Nations is excited to announce that we are building a new orphanage in Sierra Leone. This new facility (the Bonnie Seigel Childrens’ Home), which will house the youngest victims of the Ebola crisis, is being constructed next to the Kondie Farm School. For the first time, we are partnering with Global Giving to […]
Bonnie Seigel is the mother of Katja Starkey, who founded Touch the Nations. Bonnie has served as the Secretary of Touch the Nations since its inception in 2004. Bonnie passed away on January 12, 2015. Her advocacy through practical, behind-the-scenes support as well as heart passion has impacted lives in Sierra Leone, Burundi and Ethiopia. […]
Work has begun on the two story building with the green roof is part of Kondie Farm School. The children’s home will be right next to it.
School has been called off in Sierra Leone for months due to Ebola, but that has not stopped the community of Kondie Farm from adding the 2nd level to their school building and putting on the new roof! Samuel Menyongar said that this region may be somewhat protected from Ebola as it is difficult to access, […]
Samuel Menyongar from Sierra Leone was welcomed at Alice Buffett Magnet Middle School, speaking to 7th & 8thgraders about being a refugee, living through 3 wars, and about the current Ebola crisis. Also click here to see his KETV interview.
The medical clinic at Kondie opened on Monday April 14th and started full scale operations. The clinic is operated by a Community Health Officer (CHO), a male nurse and two female nurses. The clinic runs within the hours of 8:00am to 8:00pm with two shifts. Over 37 patients were initially treated with sicknesses that included […]
The Newton Orphanage, which will house a new group of children in Sierra Leone, is nearing completion. All the metal security doors have now been properly installed, and we are now finishing up the final details such as ceilings; paint; purchase of furniture and bedding; plumbing, septic tanks, and rest rooms; and electrical. We have […]
Touch the Nations works closely with Samuel and Mariama Menyongar to support the Kondie Farm School. Here are some pictures of their recent graduation ceremony: Congratulations to all of the children and young people who graduated!