OWL Newsletter, November 2021

November 2021

In spite of Covid restrictions and lockdowns a lot has been going on, especially in education.

  • Chairman’s Notebook
  • A report from Bo 
  • The Bo One World Link Centre 
  • OWL puts plastic waste to good use in Bo 
  • OWL Health Link – progress at Yemoh Town Clinic
  • Our History – now in the County Archives 
  • TheEducation Supplement
    • UK Teachers’ Visit to Bo, 2020
    • Climate Action Project 
    • Campaigning and Environment 
    • Cultural and Training Activities 
    • My first visit to Bo – the most incredible experience. 
    • The Day of the African Child – a virtual celebration 
    • The Alfred Kanneh Memorial Cup 
    • OWL Schools’ Trees Project 

Newsletter January 2020

January 2020

  • Tribute to the late Maada Fobay, Chairman of Bo OWL
  • Four teachers from Bo visit the UK under the British Council’s Connecting Classrooms scheme
  • Visit to Bo by UK OWL Chairman , Richard Hall, Phil Clarke, WDC planner, and midwife, Helena White.
  • One World Link’s work with Bo City Council was “Highly Commended” by the Commonwealth Association of Planners in its 2019 Awards for Outstanding Planning Achievement

Newsletter, January 2019

January 2019

  • Another visit to Bo schools; what do teachers do when they visit?
  • The Waste Project expands again
  • John Archer reflects on his six-year chairmanship
  • Further prospects for a new health link
  • Jane Knight’s last visit to Bo – so much has changed since her first visit in 1981
  • A planning workshop in Bo

Newsletter, January 2018

January 2018

  • Planning for Bo City – a collaboration with the Prince’s Foundation for Building Communities
  • The transformation of the old illegal Bo City dump
  • UK and Bo schools exchange stories
  • The Day of the African Child 2017

Newsletter, June 2017

June 2017

  • A new health link, working with a maternity charity
  • Potential collaboration with the Prince’s Trust in planning for Bo
  • How a teacher’s visit to Bo changed his outlook on teaching
  • Re-establishing links after Ebola
  • Bo teachers and officials visit to UK

Newsletter, Autumn 2016

Autumn 2016

  • 500 children enjoy the Day of the Africa Child
  • First visit to Bo schools since Ebola
  • Planning in Bo – new initiatives
  • Mayor of Bo’s second visit – renewed friendship

Newsletter, January 2016

January 2016

  • Bo gets back to normal after Ebola
  • Waste disposal – a national flagship project
  • OWLTALK: TTIP, trade and the developing world
  • Day of the African child

Newsletter, November 2014

November 2014

  • Ebola – Paul Gully, OWL founder member, reports from WHO team in Sierra Leone
  • 500 children celebrate the Day of the African Child in Leamington
  • A ten-year-old explains that her uncle is volunteering to combat Ebola in Sierra Leone

Newsletter, June 2014

June 2014

  • The waste management project where DFID are investing and OWL and Warwickshire are providing support to clean up Bo and provide youth employment
  • The Mayor of Bo reflects on his visit
  • AID – Benefit or Burden? – An OWL talk
  • Connecting Classrooms – exchanging ideas
  • “A very positive and close relationship” – reflections on a visit to Bo

Newsletter, October 2013

October 2013

  • Bo youth visit Warwickshire
  • Exchange visits by teachers to Bo and Warwickshire
  • A new project in Bo, built on the pilot waste management project
  • The Day of the African Child – drumming, dancing, singing and more.
  • There’s a lot going on in Bo
  • Meeting the new Mayor of Bo