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
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
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
The UK Government’s Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) publishes this economic factsheet which summarises key economic data for Sierra Leone on just 2 pages. It offers a snapshot of economic data under headings such as trade/investment, economic development and government finance.
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
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
Inter Care is a registered UK charity that sends high quality medical aid to rural health units in sub-Saharan Africa. We first contacted them at the end of 2016 when Holy Spirit Hospital in Makeni had suffered a serious fire that destroyed several buildings including the pharmacy store and all their drugs. Inter Care were very quick to step in and send a large amount of medicines and medical
We were very pleased to welcome some of our Sierra Leone partners to Sheffield in 2018.
In May our good friend Fr Joe Turay, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Makeni (UNIMAK), was attending a conference at Cambridge University. While in the UK he made time to come up to Sheffield to meet the Makeni Trust Fund trustees, the people of Mother of God parish, who have been regular supporters for