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New nursing student

Posted by WPUK on Tuesday, July 4th, 2017

This is Francess Kamara, a first year nursing student at Redeemers School of Nursing in her newly supplied uniform. Frances has been funded by the Partnership with funds raised through Sacred Heart Catholic College, Crosby. Well done, Francess, we look forward to hearing about your future!

Nurse Update!

Posted by WPUK on Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Cynthia is in Waterloo. She has sat final state exams and is awaiting her results. If she succeeds she will attend a matriculation ceremony and will be given her license to practice her career.

Betty is in her second year and is now attached to a special unit where she will be exposed to sight savers, dental, physical disability ,chest,ENT, and mental health. This will last about three months. This will be followed by more lectures and other activities.

Frances is pursuing her preliminary introductory course which will be followed by exams between June and July. If she goes through she will have to switch over to the School of Nursing where Betty is attached. The reason is that COMMAHS will terminate the SECHN course and she can only continue her first year at Redeemer School of Nursing.

Ebola Care Givers

Posted by WPUK on Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Our sponsorship of the 45 Ebola care givers has continued. The care givers who provide support and care for children orphaned by the Ebola Crisis in 2015 are pictured receiving their latest micro-finance payments from the Partnership.

 

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Letter of thanks : Crosby URC

Posted by WPUK on Sunday, January 1st, 2017

Following the most successful Christmas Praise Proms Concert which raised £300 for the Waterloo Partnership, we received this lovely letter from Mr. Artey Williams. Thank you Artey for organising such a wonderful occasion.

Click here to see the letter from Crosby United Reformed Church.

Christmas Concert in aid of Waterloo Partnership

Posted by WPUK on Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

Please come along and support The Christmas and Praise Proms at Crosby United Reformed Church on Sunday 11th of December at 3pm. There is no charge but you will be able to make a donation. All proceeds will kindly be donated to our work in Sierra Leone.

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Christmas Gift Scheme and Latest Newsletter

Posted by WPUK on Thursday, November 17th, 2016

Our Christmas Gift Scheme makes a real difference to their lives of the community of Waterloo, Sierra Leone. You will be able to purchase gifts for a friend or loved one. You can choose from : Care for Orphans, Farming, Education, Health and Clean Water.

Click Here to access information and an order form to purchase gifts that last a lifetime.

 

Click here to access the latest Newsletter from the Waterloo Partnership.

LFC Kits sent to Sierra Leone

Posted by WPUK on Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

When we knew that the Chair of the Waterloo Partnership Sierra Leone was coming over to England we approached Liverpool Football Club to see if they would kindly donate any items for the people of Waterloo Sierra Leone.

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Citizen Foundation Awards for Schools

Posted by WPUK on Thursday, November 10th, 2016

On Tuesday 25th October 2016, members of Waterloo Partnership were delighted to attend the Roscoe Lecture, at St George’s Hall Liverpool, where representatives from the 38 schools, who contributed to the Ebola emergency fund, were awarded Good Citizenship certificates. Click Here to learn more.

Waterloo Partnership AGM, 15 Sept 2016

Posted by WPUK on Sunday, October 30th, 2016

During the last year the Partnership has been working to ensure that current projects and those that have occurred as a result of the Ebola Crisis have been funded and effectivley monitored. Click here to see a list of the projects funded for Education, Farming, Infrastructure and the Ebola Crisis.

The images below some of the Ebola Orphans before and after being kitted out for their respective schools.

Welcome Mr. Alieu Badara Mansaray

Posted by WPUK on Friday, October 21st, 2016

This week the Waterloo Partnership have been hosting our Chair from Sierra Leone. Mr Mansaray has been vital in the operation of the charity since its creation. He was also instrumental in helping the Partnership in delivering aid to the community in Waterloo during the Ebola Crisis. Mr Mansaray is also responsible for the ongoing support of those children orphaned by Ebola who are looked after by the Partnership.

Life after Ebola

Posted by WPUK on Sunday, September 18th, 2016

We have been pretty quiet on the website recently but there has been lots going on in the background so we would like to update you to all that has been happening…..

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Fundraising Update – August 2016

Posted by WPUK on Sunday, September 18th, 2016

The Waterloo Partnership has been fortunate to have had two generous donations following inspiring musical events held in April and May 2016.

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Food Distribution – August 2016

Posted by WPUK on Sunday, September 18th, 2016

Here is a short message that we have received from the Waterloo Partnership, Sierra Leone:

We have just completed the distribution of food items to the orphans at Benguema and Monkey Bush.

As usual there was a lot of excitement and happiness during the supplies.The distribution was timely as it coincided with the heavy rains and height of the hungry season.

Christmas Gifts for Waterloo

Posted by WPUK on Sunday, September 18th, 2016

 

The seasonal Waterloo Partnership appeals had a particular urgency this Christmas. The Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone had left worsening poverty and deprivation in its wake, and we had discovered that the number of Ebola orphans needing our help was far greater than we had appreciated. To make matters worse, torrential flooding in  September swept away possessions, food supplies and newly planted crops; including the ground nuts we had provided as a means of livelihood for the Ebola orphans’ foster parents.

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AGM Notice : 15 Sept 2016

Posted by WPUK on Monday, July 25th, 2016

We are pleased to confirm that this year’s AGM will take place at 7.30 pm on Thursday 15th September in the Parish Room of St Edmund’s Church, 62 Oxford Road, Waterloo L22 8QF. All are welcome.

Visit to Sierra Leone

Posted by WPUK on Monday, July 4th, 2016

In November 2015, Prof. David Lloyd, the Chair of the Waterloo Partnership made a visit to Waterloo, Sierra Leone to meet those affected by the Ebola Virus and to see how the funds had been spent during the crisis, as well as reviewing the projects we support. You can read a detailed account of his visit by clicking here and below you can see some of the many photos that he took during the trip. Click on an image to expand and view the gallery.

 

Christmas Gift Scheme Appeal

Posted by WPUK on Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

It is the time of year for our Christmas Gift Scheme Appeal. Click here to download the form.

You can buy a ‘Gift Certificate’ to give as a Christmas present, and make a difference to families in Waterloo, Sierra Leone. You can choose from :

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First Anniversary : James Jimmy Jajua RIP

Posted by WPUK on Monday, October 12th, 2015

Monday 12th of October marks the 1st anniversary of the death of our colleague, brother, uncle, DSO, Community Health Officer, formerly in charge Waterloo CHC, the late James Jimmy Jajua.  A moment of prayer will be observed at the Waterloo Community Health Clinic at 2pm on Monday and this will be followed by a memorial service on 18th of October  at the GTZ HALL Waterloo.

Luseni Kamara

Successor to James Jimmy Jajua

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Orphans Kitted Out For School

Posted by WPUK on Friday, September 4th, 2015

Here is a photo of the some of the children orphaned by the Ebola Virus, who through your donations have been placed with carers and now have a place at school and a uniform and learning materials! The are photographed with Mrs Aminata Mansaray who organises the project for the Waterloo Partnership.

Thank you!

Benguema Orphans

How Your Donations Are Being Spent

Posted by WPUK on Sunday, August 23rd, 2015

Thanks to the huge generosity of so many people and organisations in Waterloo, Crosby and beyond, The Waterloo Partnership is continuing to support a variety of post-Ebola projects. Our Trustees recently approved expenditure of over £12,000, mostly targeted at vulnerable children and their care-givers. The sum will provide hand hygiene, food aid, education, school equipment, seeds for farming, and support for children’s guardians.

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Le We Tap Ebola!

Posted by WPUK on Thursday, August 20th, 2015

‘Le We Tap Ebola’, Krio for ‘Let’s Stop Ebola!’ is the latest health slogan in Sierra Leone and thankfully it seems to be working.
It’s been an agonisingly long sixteen months since the Ebola virus first reached Sierra Leone’s northern border with Guinea, spreading rapidly and causing havoc to families and to the country. Waterloo had its first cases at the end of August and became an Ebola ‘hotspot’: there were about 150 cases by the middle of October, with 84 burials in one week. We lost count at the peak of the epidemic in November, when there were about 600 cases per week nationally.

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A Death and a Birth

Posted by WPUK on Saturday, June 6th, 2015

We  were very sad last month to learn about the sudden death of one of the 30 Ebola orphans whom the Waterloo Partnership has been supporting in the wake of the epidemic. The child who died was just one year old. Little Fatmata Sesay, who had already lost her family to Ebola, ‘just developed a fever overnight and died early in the morning’, Chair of the Waterloo Partnership, Sierra Leone, Mr Alieu Mansaray told us. ‘She was buried by the Red Crross team at Jopoh Farm cemetery, where everyone, even from Freetown, are currently being buried. We extended your condolences to the lady caregiver. Whenever we deliver food supplies she will start crying, as she remembers Fatmata’.

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LATEST NEWS : Waterloo, Sierra Leone

Posted by WPUK on Thursday, June 4th, 2015
A lot has been happening in Waterloo! Since our Trustees met four weeks ago and approved funding for further projects, Alieu Mansaray (Chair, WPSL) and his team have been very busy initiating and supervising a variety of ‘post-Ebola’ projects.

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Sight for Sore Eyes

Posted by WPUK on Thursday, May 14th, 2015

Only a minority of patients have survived Ebola Virus Disease in Sierra Leone, but sadly recovering from the acute infection does not always restore good health. For example it is known that many survivors have gone on to suffer complications such as joint pains and hair loss. It has also emerged recently that up to 50% of survivors complain of deteriorating vision. This is caused by a stubborn and often painful eye condition called ‘uveitis’, which can be triggered by a number of virus infections, including Ebola. Unless it is diagnosed and treated promptly, uveitis can cause blindness.

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Seeds of Hope – A Time of Thanksgiving

Posted by WPUK on Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

A Time of Thanksgiving – A Time of Remembrance

On Wednesday, 13 May 2015, members, trustees, donors and friends of The Waterloo Partnership gathered in the church of St Edmund of Canterbury, Waterloo, for a service of thanksgiving and remembrance, to mark 10 years since the charity, the Waterloo Partnership , was founded.

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New Ebola cases in Waterloo, Sierra Leone

Posted by WPUK on Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

Waterloo, Sierra Leone had worrying news last week. After 22 days without a new case of Ebola being diagnosed in the District, two ladies who are next-door neighbours were found to be positive for the virus. Six houses in Cole Town have been cordoned off, and WP is now providing essential food supplies for 69 people in the 22 families which have been quarantined. There are 21 children under-five involved, including 5 babies under 2yrs old. They will all be confined to their own homes for three weeks in quarantine, anxiously hoping that no-one else develops symptoms.

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Sponsored Sky Dive for Waterloo

Posted by WPUK on Friday, April 24th, 2015

Jane Roberts one of our former Trustees and Secretary of the Waterloo Partnership is completed her darijaneng Sky Dive which was a gift from her husband. Jane has decided to raise sponsorship which she will donate to the Waterloo Partnership.

We would like to congratulate Jane on her excellent achievement and thank her wholeheartedly for supporting the Partnership through her sponsorship.

You can still sponsor Jane by downloading the Sponsor Form and following the instructions or by clicking on this link which will take you to our Big Give Page.

 

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After Ebola : ‘The Waterloo Plan’

Posted by WPUK on Saturday, April 11th, 2015

There is real hope at last that the deadly Ebola virus will soon be eradicated from Sierra Leone. Thanks to a continuous publicity drive and vigorous contact-tracing, plus a 3-day ‘lockdown’, the figure for new cases of Ebola nationally has dropped to 10 per week – down from 75 cases only four weeks ago. Waterloo itself has suffered only one new case in the last fortnight. So although for a number of reasons Ebola is proving difficult and slow to eradicate, especially in neighbouring Guinea, there is now cautious optimism in the air. The Waterloo Partnership has already been able to support some new schemes, as our partners look to the future with their ‘Waterloo Plan’.

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The end of Ebola? Getting to zero case by case

Posted by WPUK on Saturday, February 21st, 2015

Some better news at last from Sierra Leone! After a lot of hard work to break the chain of infection, the number of new Ebola cases in ‘the other’ Waterloo suddenly began to drop steeply from 35 every week in mid-January to the current rate of about 7 (as of 18 Feb.). But even one new case per day is too many: controlling an epidemic is like fighting a forest fire, which appears to be out, but smoulders on and bursts into flames somewhere else. The World Health Organization predicted that the ‘tail’ of this epidemic would be the most difficult part to manage, and could take some months to bring to an end. This is proving to be the case, with numbers falling more slowly now: nationally the number of new cases is unchanged over the last 3 – 4 weeks. If the disease is not totally stamped out, other lethal outbreaks will inevitably erupt; so vigorous contact-tracing and illness searching are under way by the authorities.

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