- A multi-purpose visit to Bo
When Mair Evans and Phil Clarke went to Bo in January-February 2019 they made a lot of visits to good friends of OWL as well as participating in a planning workshop (see News from Bo). They met with: Department for International Development in Freetown, Home Leone project “Destiny Village”, The Chair of Bo District Council, Yemoh Town Clinic and Bo Childrens Hospital. They also linked up with the visiting teachers, visiting linked schools and St Pauls School for the BlindA final visit to Bo
Jane Knight made a final trip to Bo, 37 years after her initial visit to create a link between two communities. Going back after so many years brought back many memories. In 1981, armed with a few contact names, she spent 2 weeks asking various individuals if they would be interested in a friendship link, based on equality, between the people of Bo District and Warwick District?
We now have partnerships between teachers, medical staff, and local government officers and members. We have teacher training programmes, health worker and local government planning and waste schemes. And then there are the personal engagements and sheer love between all the OWL members.Bishop Koroma – Friend, mentor and patron of One World Link
Fr Patrick Koroma, Bishop of Kenema and one of the original supporters of One World Link, died in November 2018. From his earliest meeting with Jane Knight in 1985 he appreciated the value of linking. He helped us to think through the issues arising from trying to cross cultures and understand each other, with amazing wisdom and lots of laughter.
Since then he has been an excellent host and friend to many visitors from the UK.
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- OWL-sponsored planning workshop in Bo
Mair Evans and Philip Clarke visited Bo between January and February 2019. The main purpose and focus of the visit was to deliver some further training and support in urban planning for Bo City Council (BCC) as part of the One World Link’s support for the wider work being undertaken on behalf of the Prince’s Foundation “Rapid Urbanisation Toolkit”.The Waste Management Project Extends to Three CitiesSupporting a growing city: planning the future of Bo
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