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 ...

Welcome Visitors

Fr Joe Turay, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Makeni, with Jon Kay outside Sheffield station

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 ... continue reading ...

More Sheffield Masters Students will go to UNIMAK

Sheffield University crest

We were pleased to hear that two Sheffield University Masters students would like to do placements with the University of Makeni in June-July 2017. Helena has already been volunteering with work for UNIMAK  in Sheffield. She would like to focus her research in Sierra Leone on local strategies to alleviate poverty. The other student, Eri, would like to focus on exploring the link between environmental ... continue reading ...

Strengthening science education at the University of Makeni

 

microscopesThe Makeni Trust Fund has been pleased to support Cambridge University Virology Professor Ian Goodfellow in a small way as he has established the new Infectious Diseases Research Laboratory at the University of Makeni (UNIMAK). Ian visits Makeni regularly and passes on his enthusiasm for science to students in Sierra Leone.

In order from the top, the pictures show:

students at UNIMAK ... continue reading ...

Possibly the best law library

In 2014, two UK solicitors’ firms, Ashfords and Freeth Cartwright, donated a large volume of law reports and text books to the UK Sierra Leone Pro Bono Network. These were shipped to the University of Makeni for free by Dawnus, an international construction company from Wales which was working in Sierra Leone.

A letter from the Vice Chancellor of UNIMAK said that the books would “help to put ... continue reading ...