Re-establishing our links with Peter Penfold
Peter Penfold CMG OBE was the British High Commissioner in Sierra Leone between 1997 and 2000 during the Civil War.
During the Civil War Peter became famous and widely respected throughout Sierra Leone for his work and support for the people of the country and was made an Honorary Paramount Chief. In his retirement, he has maintained close and active links with Sierra Leone, regularly visiting the country and supporting a number of causes close to his heart.
Peter has a long established link with OWL and our work, and we share many friends including those at St Paul’s School for the Blind in Bo.
He is currently engaged in a project around Bo with Lion Mountains Agrico Ltd to improve agricultural production, particularly by encouraging more efficient growing and processing of rice. You can find out more at www.lionmountains.com
Hearing about Peter’s latest work, and particularly its connections with Bo, we took the opportunity to meet with him in July. He will meet with us again when a delegation from Bo OWL visits the UK in October and will be speaking at an open evening we will be hosting during this time.