We fund practical things like water supplies for our partners, we support sponsored students  who are struggling with fees, we fund our partner organisation developments, . . . . . read more details in these posts below:

Strong Connection between Sheffield and Makeni Universities.

Masters students from Sheffield University have been undertaking their study placements at the University of Makeni (UNIMAK) for the past five years. One of the first of these was Jessica Jones in 2014. Later, in 2018, Hannah Lewis and Shaza Dous successfully completed their placements in Makeni. All three of these enjoyed their placements in Sierra Leone so much that they have returned to continue ... continue reading ...

Teresa Kay raises more than £1000 running her first marathon for Makeni

Teresa Kay confidently prepared to run her first marathon

Thousands of runners pounded the pavements and streets in and around York on 20th October for the 2019 Yorkshire Marathon. Many were running for charity, others for personal goals, each one cheered on by supportive spectators lining the route. Now in its seventh year, the event started and finished at the University of York with a mass warm-up in University Road.

Teresa Kay had travelled from Sheffield ... continue reading ...

Support for University of Makeni from Derby

The Makeni Trust Fund is already supporting the University of Makeni (UNIMAK) as it develops its project to establish a Quality Assurance Framework. We are pleased to have played a part in introducing key senior management of the University of Derby to the work of UNIMAK in this area, and obtaining their agreement to offer support. Following our initial discussions at the beginning of this ... continue reading ...

Scholarships Supporting two of our Partners

EducAid is a UK registered charity that runs an educational network comprising of free schools, teacher training, and tertiary programmes in Sierra Leone. We have supported them in various ways in the past. They have established a relationship with UNIMAK to provide degree level education for their staff. EducAid has become an outreach section of the UNIMAK Business, Administration & Management ... continue reading ...

Another Successful Placement for Sheffield Students

Hannah Lewis and Shaza Dous

Hannah Lewis and Shaza Dous were students at Sheffield University. In 2018 they became the fourth set of Masters students to take up their Masters project placements at the University of Makeni (UNIMAK) in Sierra Leone. Hannah was studying for an MSc in Environmental Change and International Development, and Shaza for an MA in Intercultural Communications and International Development. Once again ... continue reading ...