- A final visit to Bo
Jane Knight made a final trip to Bo, 37 years after her initial visit to create a link between two communities. Going back after so many years brought back many memories. In 1981, armed with a few contact names, she spent 2 weeks asking various individuals if they would be interested in a friendship link, based on equality, between the people of Bo District and Warwick District?
We now have partnerships between teachers, medical staff, and local government officers and members. We have teacher training programmes, health worker and local government planning and waste schemes. And then there are the personal engagements and sheer love between all the OWL members.Bishop Koroma – Friend, mentor and patron of One World Link
Fr Patrick Koroma, Bishop of Kenema and one of the original supporters of One World Link, died in November 2018. From his earliest meeting with Jane Knight in 1985 he appreciated the value of linking. He helped us to think through the issues arising from trying to cross cultures and understand each other, with amazing wisdom and lots of laughter.
Since then he has been an excellent host and friend to many visitors from the UK.First and last visits to Bo
Five visitors from One World Link went to Bo – 2 midwives, a health visitor, an OWL founder member, and a 13 year old. Jane Knight was the first visitor to Bo in 1981, when she invited the people of Bo District to form a friendship link. Helena is a local midwife who has trained many midwives and birth attendants in Sierra Leone.
The aim of this visit was to investigate possibilities of forming a Health link, starting with a base already consisting of friends at Yemoh Town Community Health Centre and Bo Children’s Hospital.
During the visit they discussed health and education with President Maada Bio of Sierra Leone.
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The OWL Centre on Mattru Road in Bo forms the hub of OWL’s activities in the city and has been extensively refurbished. Completed in 2007 it offers two conference / meeting rooms, an office for OWL and a six-bedroom guest house. It is where OWL members and friends visiting from the UK always stay in Bo.
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