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We are currently working in Sierra Leone where we have built three schools in remote villages which accommodate more than 1000 children as well as illiterate adults.  Each school is community based, so between 10 and 14 villages can attend each as they are built in a central location and therefore accessible. We are teaching environmental issues as well as about protecting the wildlife, hygiene, health and contraception. The adult literacy rate is 41 percent compared with a global 80 percent. We are working with Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary sponsoring 2 chimpanzees at present. We take children from each school into the sanctuary to learn about the habitat and the importance of protecting the animals and not to eat them (bushmeat) or have them as pets.


 We are currently working with 225 ladies including the FGM (female genital mutilation) cutters known as seweis. The women have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) by thumbprint. Men support this whole heartedly. As part of our programme we will teach adults to read and write English.   An incredible achievement in that they have agreed to swap their knives for agricultural tools and seeds for a different form of income.  The children will be checked monthly by nurse, to ensure no cutting has taken place. The parents and women have signed by thumbprint, a Memorandum of Understanding.  The communities have also agreed not to force child brides.


 You can visit one of the communities and volunteer your time and life skills.  You can teach without qualifications. If this sounds like something you’re interested in, get in touch at


Run a marathon, bake cakes, raffle, pub quiz, barn dance, charity ball… anything to raise funds. If this sounds like something you’re interested in, get in touch at


Sponsor an orphan

You can sponsor an orphan for just £15 a month. This will feed a family who will house an orphan in their own home. This money is enough to sustain the family with rice and also provide a school uniform and bag for school.


Adopt a Chimpanzee

You can adopt a Chimpanzee for just £100 a year. Adopting a chimpanzee is a unique way to support Tacugama’s work and can make a great gift for family and friends.

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