Atakpame, Togo

I spent a day in Atakpame, about three hours drive north of Togo, where I visited youth who had completed vocational training programs in auto-mechanics, hairdressing, shoe-making, and woodworking.  I also visited a prison where Y Care International is doing advocacy...

Child Rescue Centre, Bo, Sierra Leone

The Child Rescue Centre in Bo, Eastern Sierra Leone, is a United Methodist Church program that houses, feeds, provides medical care, and pays for the schooling of vulnerable boys and girls.  Following the war in Sierra Leone, many families were torn apart, children...

Girl’s Boarding School, Moyamba, Sierra Leone

I visited a girl’s boarding school in Moyamba, Sierra Leone, where I interviewed several young women receiving scholarships from United Methodist Women so they could attend the school.  Moyamba is located about 1.5 hours down a pot-hole strewn dirt road.  It was...