Life in Hastings, Sierra Leone


In spite of all that has happened, Hastings SL is a little town with faith in its own future. The region’s police academy, the airport and a medical training centre are all nearby. The school-children are neatly turned out and make the most of the educational opportunities, in spite of severe shortages of the most basic books and equipment. Since LOAF Project repaired the bridges, transport into, out of and around the village is easier. But there are few opportunities for jobs in the village itself. A group of ladies, themselves polio victims, make clothing; and Marco and his team are skilled woodcarvers and produce beautiful, large scale artifacts. When we can complete the Health Centre project, we’d like to help villagers set up mini-enterprises, but that’s all very vague for the moment. Now that our bid for Comic Relief funding for the Health Centre has failed, we are putting all our energies into fundraising. If you have any ideas, please let us know. You can even make a small donation through the Charity Checkout link.


4 Responses to “Life in Hastings, Sierra Leone”

  1. mohamed lamin conteh says:

    sierra leone is our mother land especially hastings so let help build it to be more developed than before am in australia melbourne presently mama salone dae na we hand mek we ol am fine du ya mi broda en sista wae dae abroad a dae beg

    • robingray says:

      Thanks, Mohamed. We hope that Sierra Leoneans all over the world, especially those that know Hastings SL, will keep an eye on the Friendship Link’s website. If anyone has a little spare cash, or an idea for raising some in their community, we’d be glad to hear from you, as we need funds to finish ‘putting the heart back into Hastings’ with the community building before we can go on looking with the villagers at their other needs.
      Robin Gray

  2. Joe Harding says:

    The Hastings Friendship Link Have Done Alot For Us Living Presently At Hastings Sierra Leone,like The Extension Of The The Health Centre And The Construction Of The Twin Town Centre We Really Appreciate Your Effort And We Are Always Praying That God All Mighty May Enpower And Protect You All

    • admin says:

      Thank you, Joe, for your kind words and your prayers. Hastings Sierra Leone has suffered much and we wish we could do more to help.

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