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 ...

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 ...

Medical Supplies for Holy Spirit Hospital

October 2018 shipment arrives at Holy Spirit Hospital.

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 ... continue reading ...

Running for water for the Maternity Ward …..

We are very grateful to David Paling and Teresa Kay who successfully completed the Sheffield Half Marathon on 10th April and raised a fantastic £631.88 in sponsorship money. Their goal was a well borehole for the new Maternity Ward at Holy Spirit Hospital, which has been requested by the hospital director, Dr Patrick Turay.

The Sheffield Half Marathon boasts one of the most scenic routes ... continue reading ...

More Water for Holy Spirit Hospital

Sierra Leone has very poor Maternal Health:  in the UK there were 9 Maternal deaths per 100,000 live births in 2015, whereas in Sierra Leone there were 1360.

To address this problem our partner Holy Spirit Hospital in Makeni opened a new Maternity Ward towards the end of 2016. The Makeni Trust Fund funded developments to significantly improve the water supply for the hospital in 2010, and we ... continue reading ...