Gullah Redemption Development Fund

The Gullah Redemption Mission Sierra Leone team would like to say THANK YOU to everyone that provided support in 2019. Because of your donations we were able to continue with the ongoing cleanup efforts at the Historic King Jimmy marketplace as well as obtain a license to become an official travel agency!

We have several important initiatives slated for 2020 but have chosen to begin with the 2 listed below as they are most critical to the overall safety and well-being of those in our local communities. We’ve also included an itemized list of costs associated with each program.

Freetown “Be Clean” Campaign
The Be Clean campaign is an ongoing initiative that was sparked in 2017 to address the growing number of illnesses directly related to lack of infrastructure and to assist the general public in hygiene, sanitation, water contamination and waste management. An estimated 829,000 wash-related and 49.8 million DALY (Disability-Adjusted Life Years) deaths occurred from diarrhea diseases in 2016. The Be Clean campaign seeks to tackle the issue of inadequate water, hygiene and sanitation risk through the utilization of a number of methods including cleaning exercises, educational workshops, public sensitization and demonstrations in schools, to directly save lives by combating  preventable diseases and illnesses. 

Timeline: 2 Months

Our Needs:
Bullhorns & Portable Speaker w/ Mic: $250
Supplies for Schools & Markets:
- Wash Basins w/ spouts & Soap: $250
Sensitization Materials:
- Banners, Booklets, Pamphlets, Posters and Training Manuals: $150
“Be Clean” Memorabilia:
- “Be Clean” Note Pads, Pens, T-shirts and Wristbands: $150
Executive Administrative Cost: $200

Total: $1000
Target Date: May 30, 2020


Gullah Leone First Aid & Safety 2-Day Training
This 2-day training will cover basic first aide along with fire fighting and prevention courses by accredited professionals from Red Cross and Fire Force to two of the most vulnerable communities in Freetown. Our members will receive basic life saving skills needs to help others during times of crisis, whether it is a medical emergency such as bleeding, choking, cardia arrest or putting out a fire. Did you know that if a fire starts in your home, you may have less than 2 minutes to escape? Our trainees will learn how to conduct escape plans as well as become first responders. We aim to train a total of 180 participants who will help fill the void of a lack of emergency personal throughout Freetown.

Our Needs:

Training Facilitators (2): $400 ($200 x 2 Days)
Training Venue: $200 ($100 x 2 Days)
Chair / Table Rental $100 ($50 x 2 Days)
Food and Beverage: $400 ($200 x 2 Days)
Media Coverage (including radio interviews): $100
Shirts (180 count): $700
Certificates: $200
Executive Administrative Cost: $400

Total: $2500
Target Date: June 30, 2020

As mentioned above, these are 2 of our most important initiatives and we would greatly appreciate your support in reaching our targets by April 15, 2020. By doing so you will help to improve the livelihood of all those in our communities.

Many Roots ☝One Fambul
  • Jasmine McMillan 
    • $20 
    • 18 mos
  • Marchella Vann 
    • $20 
    • 19 mos
  • Reggie Austin 
    • $50 
    • 19 mos
  • Gloria Bernard 
    • $45 
    • 19 mos
  • Gloria Bernard 
    • $15 
    • 19 mos
See all

Organizer

Kenya Mansaray 
Organizer
Milwaukee, WI
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