Sierra Leone

#LSE alum helps #SierraLeone youth find a #WAYout

Michael Chandler is an alumnus of LSE and founder of the charity, WAYout. In this post, he describes how a trip to Sierra Leone in 2006 led to the conception of his passion. Sierra Leone is a beautiful, amazing and yet challenging place – and a country with so much potential. Back in 2006, I was fortunate enough to be […]

February 20th, 2012|Development|1 Comment|

Sierra Leone – Barefoot Soldiers for Social Justice, Food Security and Peace

As Sierra Leone continues its post-war reconstruction, LSE’s Simone Datzberger looks at the role of the Organisation for Peace, Reconciliation and Development-Sierra Leone (OPARD-SL) in bringing peace to the West African country. It took me two attempts to reach Yoni Chiefdom also known as Mile 91, which is a two and a half hour drive away from Freetown. Rainy season […]

A decade after the Sierra Leone civil war, Freetown’s youth are still living on hope

Simone Datzberger is a PhD Student in LSE’s Department of International Relations. Simone has just returned from Sierra Leone where she has been conducting fieldwork for her thesis which looks at the role of local civil society initiatives in the peacebuilding and development process of the country.  During her stay she also had the chance to gain some insight on […]

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