Recently the Child Rescue Centre hired a gardener named Kinnie Ernest to oversee the revitalization of the CRC garden. After consulting with Professor Roland Suluku of Njala University, the garden was laid out and crops were planted, including groundnuts, okra, yams, lettuce, onions, cassava, potatoes, peppers and tomatoes.
The produce of the garden will supplement the diet of the residential children, and the CRC hopes to grow enough to send produce home with the students in the microfinance class. The residential children and staff will be largely responsible for maintaining the garden under Kinnie's direction.
CRC Director Mohamed Nabieu sees this as a part of the Outreach program, using the garden to bless some of the families in the Child Support and Family Care programs. "Everyone wants to own the garden," Director Nabieu says. "The CRC garden is everyone's business!"
Over the Easter holiday, the kids from the Residential Program who are being reunified in 2017 got to spend one or two nights at their FCP family's homes. The smaller kids were feeling a bit bummed and left out, so the staff and Kim took them to the pool to go swimming. swimming is a rare treat for kids in Sierra Leone!
Read our latest newsletter to learn about the Child Rescue Centre's family strengthening program, Mercy Hospital nutrition outreach, residential students service to handicapped children, and much more:
Helping Children Worldwide April 2017 Newsletter
On this day in 1961, Sierra Leone won independence after more than 150 years of British colonial rule. The new nation was born at the stroke of midnight, when its green, white and blue flag was unfurled. Today, the Residential students celebrated with a parade, or "march past." Happy Birthday, Mama Salone!
Easter Monday is a holiday in Sierra Leone, so the CRC staff took the kids in the Residential Program for a picnic.