Sponsored Student Success

Makeni Trust Fund is very pleased to hear of the success of one of the UNIMAK students that we have sponsored. In November 2020 Rebecca Gibateh (pictured right) wrote:

“It was your support that has ensured I get this far and can boast of being a graduate a few months from now. We were away from lectures due to the intensiveness of the covid 19, but thanks to God we finally came back ... continue reading ...

Sponsoring Medical Student from Holy Spirit Hospital

In January we were asked by Dr Patrick Turay, Director of Holy Spirit Hospital:

Aminata Kargbo

“One of the students on our Health Care Assistant program that was sponsored by Makeni Trust Fund, Aminata Kargbo, has been offered acceptance to pursue a course in General Medicine at the University of Sierra Leone’s medical school known as COMAHS. We are so proud of her. I write to ask if she can be considered ... continue reading ...

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 ...