We're thrilled to announce that SGUW secured the funding (thank you to our benefactors!) for our pineapple farm project. The specifics of exactly where in our three partner villages is being decided and then we'll quite literally break ground on the pineapple enterprise working closely with our partners, the farmers of WECADO. Stay tuned for more information coming soon.
In other fun news from the New York Times- Sierra Leone is listed #21 on their annual 52 Places to Visit for 2022. This year's list is entitled "52 Places for a Changed World." Here's their write up below and link to the whole list of fascinating places to visit.
In the 1980s, the sandy, palm-fringed beaches of this West African country used to attract high-flying tourists from Europe and beyond. But visitors disappeared when civil war broke out in the 1990s, and today — after nearly 20 years of peace and nearly six years after an Ebola outbreak ended — most have yet to return. But this small nation has an enormous amount to offer adventurous visitors, and authorities hope that tourism will be a more sustainable resource than diamonds or gold. Visitors who make the trip can spend the night in a jungly eco-lodge at the Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary (your stay supports the sanctuary’s work); enjoy a cold beer and fresh lobster on the beaches of the Western Peninsula; learn about a painful chapter in history on a tour of the ruined slave fort on Bunce Island; and make the three- or four-day expedition to the top of 6,381-foot Mount Bintumani, the country’s highest peak.
— Paige McClanahan