Latest update from Sierra Leone
A nurse from St George Church in Germany will be visiting the Centre from October to end of December. She will be concentrating on training the staff and the resident Centre nurse in particular.
It is also planned for her to be working on a programme with the severely disabled children, who have all improved considerably since Hilary visited the Centre earlier in the year. Even though Hilary was ill much of the time and returned early, it seems she has planted a seed that has been really positive for these children.
A volunteer student paediatric nurse is also going to visit the Centre in early October, as she has a nursing placement in two hospitals in Freetown. It is hoped that both she and St George Foundation will benefit from her visit.
We are hoping to have clean water piped in soon.
CRS (Catholic Relief service) bought land for a community group at Grafton, very close to the Centre. They have their own large dam that supplies them with water and the community is in agreement that St George can access that water, but it has to pass a neighbouring (industrial) property to reach the main road and then the pipes will be laid along the highway so avoiding private property and the scouts land.
We are also expecting to be connected to the electricity supply soon.
We have paid our deposit (50%), but the electricity company is waiting for the remainder of the neighbouring properties that want electricity to pay their deposits too in order to make the final connections. It seems that the electricity company is waiting for a critical mass to have paid to justify completing this.
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