- 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.A multi-purpose visit to Bo
When Mair Evans and Phil Clarke went to Bo in January-February 2019 they made a lot of visits to good friends of OWL as well as participating in a planning workshop (see News from Bo). They met with: Department for International Development in Freetown, Home Leone project “Destiny Village”, The Chair of Bo District Council, Yemoh Town Clinic and Bo Childrens Hospital. They also linked up with the visiting teachers, visiting linked schools and St Pauls School for the Blind
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- 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 CentreOWL-sponsored planning workshop in Bo
Mair Evans and Philip Clarke visited Bo between January and February 2019. The main purpose and focus of the visit was to deliver some further training and support in urban planning for Bo City Council (BCC) as part of the One World Link’s support for the wider work being undertaken on behalf of the Prince’s Foundation “Rapid Urbanisation Toolkit”.
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