Upcoming event: Beam Talks 4/10/2017


Are you a Sierra Leonean/African woman looking to get inspiration from your sisters? If so, you need to be at Beam Talks on 4 October 2017. Smiling Through Light’s new initiative will showcase the diverse career routes taken by Sierra Leonean women living in the UK. The event will provide a space where role models can discuss their achievements, experiences and challenges with a new generation of change-makers. Speakers will include Memuna Forna, Publisher, and Founder, Insight Media and Communications; Grace Camara, legal Manager, Thomas Reuters Foundation; and Georgina Walker, Director and Property Consultant, Walker Property Group Ltd. The panel will be moderated by Naberay Bangura, TV Presenter and Host at the Wan Pot Show on SKY TV; and hosted by Mariama Kamara, Founder and Director of Smiling Through Light. Due to the capacity of the venue, it is imperative that you REGISTER to attend this event. You can do so by clicking  HERE.

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Sierra Leone Flood relief: IT Volunteers Needed

If you are a youth based in Sierra Leone and would like to help those who were affected by the mudslide and flood in Freetown, iDT Labs is looking for volunteers now.
The following are some of the benefits that you would get from volunteering:
1. Learn new skills in deploying and working on tech based solutions for disaster response and crisis mapping
2. Network with some of the leading local techies of Sierra Leone
3. Receive an official certificate of recognition for your efforts.
If you are interested in volunteering, please inbox iDT Labs on Facebook  by clicking HERE, with your name, age, contact number, and the number of hours you can volunteer per week. You can also call iDT Labs on +232 77 772772.


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Nationally, the Office of National Security (ONS) is coordinating all relief efforts in Sierra Leone. The hotline for donations is +232 78462072. Alternatively you can contact the following individuals/groups/organisations who have been doing a great job in assisting with relief efforts. Continue reading “SIERRA LEONE FLOOD RELIEF: LOCAL GROUPS/NGO’S YOU CAN CONTACT TO ASSIST WITH RELIEF EFFORTS”

Flood Relief in Sierra Leone: 5 prospective organisations to donate to


If like thousands of people across the world you have been affected by  images of the aftermath of  recent flooding and landslide in Sierra Leone, and wish to make a contribution, I have listed below five organisations/groups that you could make monetary and non-monetary contributions through. Please note that there are several other groups/organisations who are equally capable of assisting with the process and this is a mere guide. Continue reading “Flood Relief in Sierra Leone: 5 prospective organisations to donate to”

Sierra Leone Flood Relief: Community Meeting 19/8/2017



In response to the recent flooding and mudslide disaster that occurred in Freetown, resulting in injury, displacement, loss of lives and properties, the Sierra Leone High Commission in the United Kingdom will be organising an emergency meeting of the Sierra Leone Community in the UK on Saturday 19 August 2017 at 3:00 pm, at the Walworth Methodist Church Hall, 54 Camberwell Road, Camberwell, London, SE5 0EW. This Meeting will provide an opportunity for Sierra Leoneans and friends of Sierra Leone to discuss a coordinated approach to the UK diaspora response in support of the disaster relief operations in Sierra Leone. ALL ARE INVITED.

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