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This summer, Life for Relief and Development completed the distribution of 400 beds to needy persons in the West-African nation of Sierra Leone.
Orphans, disabled persons, and families living in poverty were among the recipients of the beds, which came complete with frames, mattresses, and box springs.
During a recent ceremony at its new Field Office in the Sierra Leonean capital of Freetown, Life for Relief and Development distributed 150,000 English-language books to representatives of some 70 schools and libraries from around the country.
The books, which are valued at over $2 million, included modern textbooks that cover mathematics, science, and literature, as well as works of children's fiction.
The books were donated to Life by the American publisher Pearson Education and Life's longtime partner the Brother's Brother Foundation.
Over the past decade, Life for Relief and Development has become very active in Sierra Leone by building and operating an orphanage, distributing books to schools, and providing food to needy families.
Life has redoubled its commitment to the people of Sierra Leone through the adoption of a number of new projects in the country this year.
Chief among these projects is the construction of Life's new campus in the capital city of Freetown, which will include the following:
- An orphanage for boys
- An orphanage for girls
- A school
- A masjid
- A …
In the West African nation of Sierra Leone, Ramadan is a time of celebration and spiritual fulfillment.
LIFE for Relief and Development began distributing food baskets to needy families at the beginning of the holy month. These distributions took place in many countries around the world.
In anticipation of the donations that it expected to receive during Ramadan, LIFE for Relief and Development began distributing food baskets to needy families at the beginning of the holy month. These distributions took place in many countries around the world so far.
In Damascus, LIFE Syria prepared an initial Ramadan distribution for 130 families.
Last May, LIFE for Relief and Development completed the distribution of nearly 31,000 English-language textbooks to 78 elementary and secondary schools in the West African nation of Sierra Leone.
The books were provided to LIFE through the generosity of Pearson Education (the publisher) and LIFE's partner, the Brother's Brother Foundation.
The goal of the project was to enhance basic level English, math, science and art skills among disadvantaged students in Sierra Leone.
In Kabul, Laghman, and Nangahar, 763 families received packages of fresh Udhiyah meat.
Over 10,000 pounds of fresh meat was distributed to 2,300 poor Iraqi families, as well as a number of orphans, in the provinces of Baghdad, Anbar, Diyala, and Mosul.
Udhiyah meat was distributed to 580 families living in Palestinian refugee camps and isolated rural villages.
In the governorates of Tripoli and Sidon LIFE distributed Udhiyah meat to 130 needy families.
LIFE for Relief and Development is pleased to report that donations collected for its Ramadan Food Basket Campaign have already provided meals to thousands of needy families across the globe.
In fact, the thousands of food baskets that have been distributed in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, will provide over one million meals to the poor, including many orphans.
As of the third week of Ramadan, LIFE reports the following food basket distribution:
Afghanistan-Hundreds of needy families in Nangrahar Province received food baskets
Iraq-LIFE distributed food baskets to …
By: Mohammad Suboh
The new orphanage will be fully furnished and able to house up to 100 children
LIFE for Relief and Development recently began the construction of a new orphanage in the city of Mile 91 in Sierra Leone. The facility will replace the building where orphans under LIFE's care are currently housed.
The new orphanage will be fully furnished and able to house up to 100 children. Additionally, there will be a clinic on the premises to offer primary healthcare to the orphans.
The new orphanage is being built next to a primary school that is also operated by LIFE.
By: Raeed Tayeh
The latest reports from different countries for 2007.
In the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa, 232 families with orphaned children were provided food baskets, just in time for Eid-ul-Fitr. This project was completed in cooperation with American Relief Agency for the Horn of Africa (ARAHA).
In the Gaza Strip, where things continue to go from bad to worse in one of the world's most densely populated areas, LIFE was able to provide food baskets to 500 families.
LIFE for Relief and Development distributed clothes and school supplies to 273 orphans who attend the War Orphans Primary School and Orphanage in the town of Mile 91 in northern Sierra Leone. The school and orphanage are operated by LIFE.
During a September 24, 2007 ceremony, LIFE for Relief and Development distributed clothes and school supplies to 273 orphans who attend the War Orphans Primary School and Orphanage in the town of Mile 91 in northern Sierra Leone. The school and orphanage are operated by LIFE.
The director of the school, Haja Miniatu J.
War kills and devastates survivors. Ten years of civil war have left Sierra Leone, located on the West Coast of Africa, one of the poorest countries in the world. Most residents are now struggling to survive on just $150.00 a year. This amount leaves little extra to take care of the thousands of children who were left orphaned by the war. Luckily, some children have been able to move in with family members. However, others taken in by strangers often live in horrible conditions. Even worse, still more are left to simply fend for themselves.