Sierra Leone

St Joseph’s College 6th form immersion programme was able to return to Sierra Leone after a 3 year break due … Continue reading



St Joseph’s College 6th form immersion programme was able to return to Sierra Leone after a 3 year break due to the Ebola outbreak that started in the summer of 2014. There have been over 4,000 deaths in Sierra Leone due to Ebola and a total of over 11,000 in the West African Region.

It was wonderful to be able to meet our friends at Model and Hope schools. Make new friends at the SOS children’s village and immerse in the culture of Lungi, where we were so welcomed.

A reflection from one of the students said:

To those who say we need to fix our own problems before helping others…. I did think this. A week before immersion I wrote in an economics essay about helping African countries develop, Western nations should address their own problems primarily and help when our own problems are fixed; but how can I think this now when the population of Sierra Leone doesn’t even have clean water, let alone running water”

The people of Sierra Leone are a resilient nation. They are community driven and open their hearts to all that visit. This is an experience that has changed the lives of everyone that has been.

Read a more detailed reflection from Brother Alysious.