The Annual General Meeting of the Waterloo Partnership will take place on Monday 20th November at 7.30pm via zoom.
Everyone is welcome.
Please send a message via the website if you require the zoom details.
This is the opening of the Bernaur Street Well. Some of the ladies of the mosque and community prayed for the Waterloo Partnership for their kind assistance in providing them with safe and clean drinking water. Haja who pumped out the first bucket was previously unable to so as she was unable to use the bucket and rope. They all greatly appreciated the hand pump.
Marine FC Press Release
Marine become the new Patron of Waterloo Partnership charity
Club News September 7, 2023
Marine FC are proud to have been named as Patron of the Waterloo Partnership, a charity which has a two-fold purpose – to support the people of Waterloo, a village in Sierra Leone, West Africa and to establish links between the two Waterloo communities.
The Waterloo Partnership was founded in 2005 and its work has focused on educating street children, supporting Ebola orphans on, helping women farmers in the swamps, building vital bridges and wells for clean water.
Marine FC is proud to have been named as Patron of the charity and will support on fundraising initiatives and to raise awareness for the great work that continues to go on behalf of the charity.
James Leary CEO of Marine: “The Waterloo Partnership is a well-known local charity and has done unbelievable work in helping support the people of Waterloo, Sierra Leone. I hope that through this partnership we can continue to support the work to further enhance the charity.”
David Moorhead, trustee of The Waterloo Partnership: ” The people of Waterloo, Sierra Leone are incredibly resilient and hopeful. They have endured a civil war, poverty, Ebola and Covid. They are my heroes. Football is a huge passion in Waterloo, Sierra Leone. Many follow the English Premier League and where there is a rough patch of ground you will see children in bare feet playing football. Therefore, the charity is delighted to have Marine FC as its patron as we all work to build a fairer world.”
Marine FC lies in the heart of Waterloo, Merseyside. For more information visit www.marinefc.com
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Youths gathered to show the power of team work and cleared the drains following recent storm damage. If all the rubbish were left in the drains then it would heighten the risk of malaria and other diseases. The Waterloo Partnership were proud to support this project.
Here are two film clips showing the new improved well at Wilson Street. Clean water is beautiful. Clean water is necessary for good health. Clean water is a joy.
The Waterloo Partnership are proud to fund the improvements for the Wilson Street Well. Access to regular, clean water is essential for good health. Previously the only way to fetch water from this well was to use a rope and bucket. The rope was left on the ground and would be encased in dirt. Also, there was no lid. These combined factors led to an increase in diarrhoea, especially among the younger children.
Today there is a new pump and a lid for the residents and school children who live and study in the Wilson Street area.
Here are the before and after photographs.
The Waterloo Partnership were glad to help repair Ronnie’s well. The annual review and maintenance is essential in order to keep clean water available for so many in the community. School children, motor drivers and many others rely on this well. ” Thanks to all our donors who helped fund this project. Without clean water the health of the community is at risk.”
Here is the 2022 newsletter highlighting the challenges and successes of the last 12 months. Thank you to all our marvellous supporters whose help has changed lives for the better. As we look to 2023 we have big dreams. If you would like to help, you can support us via the Christmas Gift Scheme.
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The Waterloo Partnership AGM
Wednesday 23rd November 7.30pm
Everyone is welcome.
Please contact us via the website for the code.
Congratulations to our students
The Waterloo Partnership would like to congratulate all our students who recently passed their B.E.C.E exams and good luck to all our other students who are awaiting the results this week of their first term test one exams.
“On behalf of Waterloo Partnership Sierra Leone, I wish to thank the Chair and all Trustees of the Waterloo Partnership UK , committee members, donors and all sympathizers for their support over the past decade plus.
Irrespective of the Corona pandemic which has devastated the world economy in general and the UK in particular ,WPUK continued to support WPSL orphans education and feeding, vunerable women farmers to generate income, the provision of safe and clean drinking water through the construction and maintenance of wells, emergency health support in the form of medical and food support to natural disasters such as fires and floods.
The recent food and uniforms support to the market women who lost all their wares and personal belongings is the latest.
I wish to assure all donors that the funds you generously contribute towards WPUK have been used and always be used for their intended purposes. We are therefore soliciting your support towards WPUK as their support to WPSL has changed hundreds and hundreds of lives in the impoverished Waterloo community and perepheral settlements.”
Alieu Badada Mansaray
Chair Waterloo Partnership Sierra Leone
The Annual General Meeting of the Waterloo Partnership will take place at 7.30pm on Wednesday, 16th February online. If you wish to join us on zoom, please send us your details via the contact us email on the website. Thank you to all our supporters for helping to make such a big difference to the lives of the poor in Sierra Leone.
The Waterloo Partnership want to thank all its donors for their great generosity and support. One of the charity’s projects in Waterloo, Sierra Leone, West Africa is helping a group of female farmers. Many of the women lost their husbands in the war and were forced to become the main breadwinners. They had to learn to farm in the swamp areas around the town. The charity provides resources such as seeds, tools, wellington boots and farming advice. This project has made a significant positive impact on their and their families lives.
” The seeds and tools project has helped me and my family to live a better life as we generate income to provide food and basic medical help for the family”
Aminata – female farmer
” This project is helpful as I am able to pay the school fees for my child and pay my house rent for the family”
Fatmata – female farmer
Seven years ago Ebola sent a wave of death through Sierra Leone and left so many children orphans. Due to the generosity of donors from Merseyside, the Waterloo Partnership was able to help some of the abandoned children.
It is with great joy that the charity received news that some of the Ebola orphans have now graduated from secondary school, including Abu Bakarr.
“Waterloo Partnership has helped me with my education by paying for my school fees and supplying me with uniform, shoes and books. They have also supplied me and my new family with food supplies. With my accounting background I would like to work in a bank. I wish to thank the Waterloo Partnership for their support towards my new family and life.” Abu Bakarr
We are immensely proud of Abu Bakarr and Augustine for graduating from high school. After everything they have gone through, they have carried on with their studies and proved to be strong, hardworking individuals. It was a pleasure to help them. Many thanks to all our donors. We wish Abu and Augustine all the best in their future plans. There are other Ebola orphans still in school that need help.
Covid has caused problems for everyone around the globe. The Waterloo Partnership is a local charity run by volunteers on Merseyside. It has run for 16 years and helps the poor of Waterloo, Sierra Leone.
· During national Covid-19 restrictions, food supplies were given to 29 vulnerable elderly people just before a strict three-day lockdown. They were unable to buy food in, so without the waterloo Partnership to help to tide them over they would have faced extreme hunger.
· With expertise gained during the Ebola epidemic, our team delivered food and water to residents of two quarantined compounds in Cole Town and Lumpa. In all 97 people, including more than 18 children were in strict quarantine for 14 days: fortunately there were no new Covid cases.
· We provided ‘Veronica buckets’ and soap to schools and other institutions for basic hand hygiene to prevent the spread of infection, and also to comply with the stringent Covid regulations imposed in Sierra Leone.
Our partners in Waterloo recently advised us that many of our children struggle to do their homework in homes without access to electricity, which is in any case intermittent due to frequent outages. Sierra Leone is near the equator , so daylight fades very quickly and there are about 12 hours of darkness all year round.
Through your support we have been able to fund the provision of solar lamps for 57 children in our care , so they can continue their school work at home. This will also give support to the families they live with.
The photo of a pupil using them at night is not available now because there are restrictions on our visits because of the risk in Covid infection. As soon as we can, we will post some photographs.IMG_20210708_105835_393.jpg
A letter from the Chair of the Waterloo Partnership in Sierra Leone
Dear Trustees and Committee members of WPUK,
A year has gone since your last AGM but little did we expect that the deadly Covid pandemic would cause so much death and distress, not only in your country but the whole world. We have had our share of the pandemic which is still with us.
I wish to take this opportunity to thank you and all the various donors for coming to our aid during this trying time in our impoverished community, which is in one of the poorest countries the world. You supported us with food, water and other items for people quarantined as a result of infection. Even recently you helped us with Veronica buckets and soap to promote personal hygiene in public areas such as schools, markets etc. that are prone to bacterial and viral infection. Your support in these areas is greatly appreciated by our residents as the Covid epidemic caused some major changes in the lives of our community members.
You also continue to help our vulnerable women famers with seeds and tools to generate personal income which has helped in food and income generation. Provision and maintenance of hand pumps have helped our community to access clean and safe drinking water hence reducing the incidence of water-borne diseases.
The education of Ebola orphans has yielded results, as the provision of an extra bag of rice for the orphans has eliminated hunger during lunch time. Our longstanding Uniform Scheme for OVCs education has produced three nurses, one tertiary graduate and another in her finals. Our thanks and appreciation go to all the various donors for their support.
I wish to assure you that all your various contributions are used for their intended purposes and strictly monitored by WPUK.
Hundreds of lives have been changed over the years especially this last trouble ridden one. Thank you WPUK.
13 February 2021
COVID 19 VS WATERLOO COMMUNITY
Waterloo is a planned iron-grid structured settlement founded in 1819 for ex African combatants disbanded from the Napoleonic Wars in Europe. Later ex-Africans slaves captives also settled there.
Sue had a long association with Waterloo, Sierra Leone as a teacher and as a member, trustee and chairperson of Waterloo Partnership. She worked tirelessly and enthusiastically, with a great sense of humour, fairness and diligence. She always listened, discussed and acted with wisdom and warmth and was a good friend to all who worked with her.
As Chairperson, Sue’s professionalism and personality commanded respect and maintained stability, friendship and trust between ourselves and our partners in Sierra Leone.
Despite having many other commitments in her life, Sue never forgot the difficulties many others have. She wanted to do something to help the people of Waterloo, Sierra Leone and initially funded a well. That was just the beginning….. She maintained her devotion to others: giving her time, energy, friendship, cheerfulness and love.
We would like to offer Sue’s family our condolences at their loss and thank them for Sue’s commitment to Waterloo Partnership. During her lifetime Sue touched many lives and, as a charity, we resolve to continue her altruism, love and dedication to the people of Sierra Leone.
We have been working hard with our partners at the Waterloo Partnership in Sierra Leone. Click below to read about the various health, education and infrastructure projects that we have been working on.
Our Chair in Sierra Leone, Mr Alieu Badara Mansaray sent the following message following our recent AGM. From Mr Mansaray’s letter it is heartening to hear of the impact of the Waterloo Partnership over the last 10 years. Many thanks to all our donors; past and present.
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.
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.
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.