Computers sent to Bo for a training centre at the OWL Centre

June – Four teachers from Bo visit the UK. See report

The Day of the African Child celebrated with Zoom links between Bo and Warwick. See the pictures


Schools in both countries participate in tree planting linked with their environmental studies. Read more: 200 Trees Planted in School Campaign, Bo Schools Tree Planting Campaign

June – The Day of the African Child celebrated again by zoom link. The Day of the African Child – a virtual celebration, Day of the African Child celebrations in Bo

August – One World Link stand at the Leamington Ecofest generated a great deal of interest.

October – Richard Hall, Helena White and Zoe Milburn visit Bo – the first visit since the Covid restrictions. Helena and Zoe delivered midwifery training – see their report here. There are prospects for future developments – see Richard’s report here.


Restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic, with lockdowns in the UK and Sierra Leone, prevented face-to-face meetings and visits from January to July.
Committees held digital meetings and this permitted joint meetings between the Bo and UK committees for the first time.

April – Johannes Mallah Jnr visited Bo
June – Schools in both countries celebrated the Day of the African Child digitally
September – UK archives were lodged with the Warwickshire County Records Office


February – Phil Clarke and Mair Evans participate in a planning workshop in Bo.

Three teachers visit Bo

March – AGM for 2018. Glenn Fleet and Derek Greedy provide training for waste management

June – Four teachers from Bo visit UK and participate in the Day of the African Child

November – planners win “Highly Commended” by the Commonwealth Association of Planners (CAP) in its 2019 Awards for Outstanding Planning Achievement


2017 Archive

AGM (for the year 2016)
February – three teachers visit Bo
April – Helena White, midwife, visits Bo and investigates possibility of new health link
May – Glenn Fleet and Derek Greedy visit Bo, Kenema and Makeni for waste management project
June – Three teachers from Bo visit Warwick District
June – Day of the African Child: Leamington and Bo
Bo City Council plan to turn the Bomerh (central dump) into a public park
Tribute to Myf Hodkin
OWL Newsletter June 2017
September – Derek Greedy – Progress on transforming the dump into a park