Sierra Leone Episcopal Area

Mission and Ministry
Marian Sao Ensah, a new graduate of the Bo Women’s Training Center, works with a team of tailors at Old Railway Line in Bo, Sierra Leone. Ensah, a single mother of four, said the skills training she received has made it easier for her to provide for her children. Photo by Phileas Jusu, UM News.

Training center transforms lives in Sierra Leone

Women put tailoring skills to work after graduating from new Bo center, helping them to provide for their families.
Theology and Education
Peter Alfred Jusu, 15, works on a generator engine during hands-on training at the new Taiama Enterprise Academy in Taiama, Sierra Leone, on Oct. 15. Envisioned four years ago, the school is a hybrid of hands-on vocational and entrepreneurship training designed to address the problems of unemployment and poverty. Photo by Duramani Massavoi, Taiama Enterprise Academy.

Sierra Leone Conference opens first entrepreneur school

United Methodist Taiama Enterprise Academy offers hands-on vocational and entrepreneurship training to high-performing students.
Local Church
United Methodist Women regional missionaries Elmira Sellu (third from left) and Finda Quiwa (fourth from left) hold a lock box that is part of a new loan program for women during a four-day training in Freetown, Sierra Leone. The microfinance project, funded by United Methodist Women, is one of two empowerment programs the Regional Missionary initiative launched in September. Photo by Phileas Jusu, UM News.

Empowering women through entrepreneurship

United Methodist Women in Sierra Leone roll out unusual microfinance program and entrepreneurship training for women.
Local Church
United Methodist Women coordinator Ethel Sandy talks to students at Albert Academy — the only United Methodist boys high school in Freetown, Sierra Leone — about the dangers of cheating on exams. Photo by Phileas Jusu, UM News.

UMW starts anti-cheating campaign at church schools

Cheating on high school exit exams is a national problem that has plagued Sierra Leone for decades.

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