Torrential rain from monsoons earlier this month caused floods, landslides, deaths and chaos in western parts of Freetown, Sierra Leone. We’re sending immediate relief to displaced people. Can you help?
There is dancing and celebration in Sierra Leone as the last Ebola patient leaves the hospital! Click to read more and see a video of the celebration.
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!
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.
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.
“Hawanatu” (not her real name) is one of thousands of children who have lost one or both of their parents to Ebola. The stigma against those with any connection to the Ebola virus has led many children orphaned by Ebola to be abandoned by their families, friends and even entire communities. Hawanatu, her mother and […]
The availability of toilet gives dignity to families. Eighty-three percent of Sierra Leone’s population does not have access to adequate sanitation. Imagine a life without toilets in homes, schools, places of work, public buildings, even shopping centers. Life without a toilet means defecating in the open or sharing an unhygienic hanging latrine with neighbors. In […]
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, […]