May 2015

Fortunately, none of the Swawou girls have been directly affected by Ebola.
We have reopened the school in rented premises until our building can be finished and everybody is happy to be back to school at last.

April 2015

The Variety of Life event and art auction took place in Edinburgh this April. It was a huge success, kindly organised by Alice Nelson.

£1140 was raised for Orkidstudio to help towards the completion of Swawou’s new school building. Thank you Alice!

June 2014 to April 2015

It is with great sadness that we must write to let you know that the Ebola crisis meant that the building site had to be closed with the school unfinished and without a roof.
The Sierra Leone Government had to take action and enforce shutdown of all schools in Sierra Leone until the ebola disease […]

Building site

The building site is going really well, architecture students from Cardiff have come to help (more…)

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May 2014

We have some visitors! Edinburgh Photographer, Peter Dibdin has come to Kenema with his wife, Becky Milling and 4 year old daughter Suki. Peter is going to take photographs for us and document the new building as it goes up. They are here for over three weeks and Becky is planning to do some […]


Our pupils in their final year at Swawou are the first Swawou girls to graduate from Primary School. They joined (more…)

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Solar Lamps

Lina Moses organised for an American company to donate solar powered lights for each of our pupils to be able to do their homework at night. These are hugely beneficial to the girls because they are involved in domestic duties to help their families when they arrive home from school and do not have […]

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February 2014

We are happy to let you know that we have raised the funds to build our new school.

The Orkidstudio team have arrived to start building and they are getting a team of local workers together to start the process. This is a very exciting time for Swawou as we are currently working out of […]

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