The Collective, Sierra Leone - Summer Project

by hchambers in London Borough of Lambeth

We did it
On 26th July 2013 we successfully raised £900 with 16 supporters in 49 days

The Collective is a capacity building organisation with a mission to provide individuals and organisations with the tools to create positive change. Over the past 18 months we have been supporting small community-based organisations in Freetown and Makeni, by placing and supporting international volunteer consultants on 3 to 6 month placements with them. Through the Summer Project, we are now increasing this support by providing workshops and consultancy services to a greater number of local NGO partners. The network aims to build the capacity of organisations so they can best meet the needs of their beneficiaries, partners and funders.

by hchambers in London Borough of Lambeth

The 'Waste to Wealth' project

I recently found out that I'll be project-managing the 'Waste to Wealth' initiative on behalf of The Collective during my 4 weeks in Sierra Leone, training local NGOs of young people and women in how to turn solid waste into commercial products like plastic bricks, in order to generate an income and save needless waste going into a landfill. The project has been successful in Cameroon and Nigeria, to name a few countries:

This is a hugely exciting development and one I am so pleased I can support, with your generous help.

Thank you to all of you who have pledged so far!


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