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Dec 14, 2017

Report on Shelter for Abused Girls in Sierra Leone

To all our friend and donors to the Girls Shelter in Bo, Sierra Leone:

We want to file this report and let all our friends and donors know that we continue to be grateful for the donations we have received to help us rebuild the shattered Girls Shelter in Bo, Sierra Leone.

We have made many advances with the shelter despite the various problems we encountered because of the flooding and heavy rains. 

         *  We have repaired the generator which was ruined because of the flooding.

         *  All the mattresses were replaced.

         *  We replaced the clothing of the girls and women that had been carried off due to the flooding.

         *  We have built a barrier in front of the shelter so that there will be no flooding in the future.

         *  We are now teaching the girls skills at the computer school.

         *  And we have finally secured a stable internet at the shelter.

Although we have not reached our goal in raising funds to complete the shelter, all our teams are working very hard to raise funds and we are hopeful for the continued support of our friends and donors from all over the world.

We thank each of you for your help and in this season of "Good Cheer" we wish everyone a very Happy and Blessed Holiday.

In gratitude,

Dr. Jen

U..S. Representative and Board Member

Sep 19, 2017

Commit and Act Girls Shelter in Bo, Sierra, Leone

To all our friends and donors to the Girls Shelter in Bo, Sierra, Leone

We gratefully acknowledge all of you for your support and donations as it has helped us with the building of the Girls Shelter in Bo, Sierra, Leone. With the donations we had received, we were beginning to put the foundation, flooring, dividers, etc in the building and we were hopeful that with additional contributions, we would be able to build the roof.

But, as you must have recently read in the news and telecasts, there was a tremendous mudslide in Sierra, Leone, but in addition to the mud, there was a catastrophic flooding in many areas, including Bo that affected the Girls Shelter: for example, the generator was completely broken, the shelter was completely damaged, cement to build the Shelter was washed away, mattresses floated away, the food (like rice and chicken) were destroyed, the girls and women’s clothing were washed away leaving them only with the clothes on their back.

There is an estimated loss of over $7000 USD. With the destruction, we are forced to face the reality that we have to start all over again to build the Girls Shelter and we must again begin a recovery drive to raise donations in order to build again. For a country that has had so much suffering and difficulties in the past, to once more have to face a new challenge, would be naturally overwhelming, but our teams not only in the U.S., but in Germany, UK, Europe and other parts, are all ready and willing to once again mount a campaign to help the people of Sierra Leone.

We thank you again for your help and we turn to you again for your assistance in helping us rebuild.

In gratitude,

Dr. Jen

 

Dr. Jennifer Nardozzi

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

 

www.jennardozzi.com

786-427-5323 (office telephone number)

May 22, 2017

Helping abused girls in Sierra Leone-#25972

Hello Everyone - donors, would-be donors, friends and supporters

 

We had a visit from a member of GlobalGiving office at our project in Bo, Sierra Leone during the month of April. Mr. Alix Halloran  (GlobalGiving On Site Coordinator) came and met our local staff and volunteers as well the girls who are presently residing in our temporary shelter until the new one is completed.

There was great excitement with the prospect of meeting someone from GlobalGiving and we hope that Mr. Halloran had a good experience with our project. It seems so, since he gave a very favorable report.

As for the construction efforts on the new shelter, we are completing the first floor of our new and bigger shelter. The monies which were raised through Global Giving have helped make this possible. However, we will need more support for the construction of the second floor.

We are anxiously and joyfully waiting for this new structure as we have girls who are waiting to be admitted but we do not have the facility to house them. Our hearts go out to these abused girls and we want to be able to help them move forward with their lives. So the completion of the new facility is of great consequence to all of us.

We continue to think of new ways to increase our fund raising efforts as funds will be needed to complete the building of this new facility, its cost for constructiion and  the upkeep and maintenance of the new shelter.

We are greateful for everyone's good and giving heart.

With heartfelt thanks to all,

 

Dr. Jen 

 
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