Radio Station Equipment Successfully Arrives in Freetown
Thank you to the many people around the world who have donated to Radio Shalom. Your donations have been used to buy equipment including antennae, microphones, computers and audio recorders. This equipment was shipped from the Netherlands to Sierra Leone on May 7, 2012. Having traveled more than 5000 km, the equipment has now reached Freetown. This week our project partner, Council of Churches in Sierra Leone, cleared the equipment with customs and transported it from the docks. They are now unpacking and installing the equipment and setting up the radio station. Rev. Solomon Campbell, officer-in-charge of the Ecumenical Department of Council of Churches in Sierra Leone is looking forward to begin broadcasting soon. An opening ceremony is taking place next month.
In the meantime, the Ecumenical Department is finalizing details on programming and content in preparation for the official launch of Radio Shalom. With a focus on peaceful conflict resolution, Radio Shalom will work with citizens to find and promote solutions to the country's many problems such as poverty, unemployment and corruption. Donations to Radio Shalom will help the people of Sierra Leone to reconstruct their country which is still recovering from over a decade of civil war.
Thanks to the contributions of individuals and groups, more than USD 8000 has been raised to date. The fundraising continues at: http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/build-a-radio-station-for-peace-in-sierra-leone/
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