Sierra Leone

Alleviate overcrowded schools

Visit an amazingly resilient country with warm, friendly people. Join us as we embark on a new project with a new partner in Regent Village where we’ll be building and renovating classrooms to ensure children here can access education.

The last team of 2018 (team 5) is a non-building trip to work with Alison Hickman/Transform Salone. See the team page for more information (info & book button at the bottom).

 

Please note that the trip dates may vary a day either way due to flight availability.

Overview:

Building Project   /   Mountainous region   /   Schools and Clinics   /   Suitable for all ages

Trip Dates

  • 30 Mar – 13 Apr 2019
  • 20 Apr – 04 May 2019
  • 02 Nov – 16 Nov 2019
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The Projects

With our work at Bureh Beach complete, 2018 see's Mission Direct embark on a new partnership in Regent Village - a mountainous region to the south of Freetown - where the significant mudslides occurred in 2017.

Class sizes here are so large that some take place on the porch or in tin shacks above. Working with Tebbs Second Chances, we'll be building and renovating classrooms to alleviate the pressure of enormous class sizes and helping children here gain access to education in a safe, secure environment. 

 

Rest and Relaxation

You will have a time of rest and relaxation before returning to the UK. Sierra Leone has a stunning coastline; Eden Park is located on Mama Beach where you can swim or just have a lazy day taking in the scenery while enjoying your dinner on the white sandy beach.

Country Information

Regent Village is southeast of the capital, Freetown

The time Zone is GMT +3 hours

The local language is Krio, although English is also spoken

Up to 35°C in Mar-Jun and Nov-Dec

The Flight is approximately 6.5 hours

The Impact So Far

The teams in Sierra Leone have been doing an incredible job.
Here are a few of the most recent stories and stats from the projects...

4

rooms in a maternity hospital upgraded

1

Bakery built, providing income for school

80+

children given access to education

Trip Dates

Sierra Leone 2019 – Team 1

30 Mar - 13 Apr 2019

No spaces available

Sierra Leone 2019 – Team 2

20 Apr - 04 May 2019

£1,940

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Sierra Leone 2019 – Team 3

02 Nov - 16 Nov 2019

£1,940

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Sierra Leone 2019 – Team 4

23 Nov - 07 Dec 2019

£1,940

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You only have to give a £150 deposit to your trip contribution upfront.
The contributions listed are a reduced amount, based on the assumption that Gift Aid will be declared.

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Orientation and Debrief days

Orientation days and debrief days are included to help you get the most from your trip.

Orientation Day

09 Feb 2019

14 Sep 2019

Debrief Day

04 May 2019

09 May 2020