- June 2019 – a Month to Remember
In June 2019 we welcomed four teachers from Bo; John Sandi, Lucy Amara, Kula Fangawa and Francis Jusu. This was the second part of a British Council funded Connecting Classrooms project. For some of us it was like welcoming old friends, for others the excitement of having a ‘real person’ from Bo in their classrooms, where pupils had been learning about life in Sierra Leone.
The highlight of their visit for us was bringing together 550 children for the Day of the African Child, this year our 10th Anniversary. As usual the children were treated to six workshops throughout the action-packed day and saw the fruits of their labours as their ecobricks were made into a planter.International award for OWL planners
One World Link has been recognised in a major international award for town planning work as “a model for others to follow”.
One World Link’s work was “Highly Commended” by the Commonwealth Association of Planners (CAP) in its 2019 Awards for Outstanding Planning Achievement in the Commonwealth announced in Ghana on Saturday 9th November. Entries for this award were received from around the world but One World Link was the only UK entry to be even shortlisted.Local teachers connecting classrooms with Bo
In February 2019, three teachers from local primary schools took part in a Connecting Classrooms schools exchange programme, visiting and teaching in their linked schools in Bo.
The theme for project work was based around one of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals of Climate Action and they ran a series of workshops focusing on ‘Critical Thinking and Problem Solving’,
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- Tribute to Alfred Maada Fobay
We are very sad to report the death of Alfred Maada Fobay, Chairman of Bo One World Link.
The shock of Maada’s death hit his family and community in Bo with a huge impact of sorrow and loss. The energy he put into the development of OWL made that loss all the more poignantly felt by his many friends in Warwick and Leamington in the UK, who knew him and admired him so much.Turning Bags to Bricks
Turning Bags to Bricks The Ecobricks campaign and the waste management project in Bo have featured prominently in the International Solid Waste Association President’s blog, with an article by Alfred Maada Fobay, the Chairman of Bo One World Link. The Ecobricks campaign is the product of the collaboration between schools in the UK and in … Continue reading “Turning Bags to Bricks”New Ecobricks Wine Bar at OWL Centre
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