Friends and members of KNSL having a good time in spite of the bad weather.
On May 25 we presented our organization at the German Development Day (“Deutscher Entwicklungstag”) in Berlin. Visitors were welcome to join us at our own booth and we took the opportunity to present our goals and activities in Sierra Leone.
The Agriculture Project 2011-12 was so successful, that 3 neighbouring chiefdoms have decided to apply for a similar project in 2013 but we do not yet know whether the proposal will be approved. BMZ has announced that their budget for NGO projects has been reduced. We’ll keep our fingers crossed and hope that we will be able to continue to support small farmers and petty traders in Southern Sierra Leone.
Gymnasium Grotenbach in Gummersbach made a donation of 2.500 € for the construction of a water cistern at the Pujehun Library. Thanks to Gymnasium Grotenbach for their great support.
Good news! With the help of many friends and supporters we managed to close the financing gap in the 2012 Agriculture Project and to complete the project successfully. The final project report will be published soon on this website.
On January 18 our organisation celebrated its 10th anniversary. On this occasion we issued a press release with background information about our work and as a result articles were published in the the online newspaper “Oberberg Aktuell” in Gummersbach and in “Berliner Woche”.
Best NGO award 2012 for KNSL/PYD
On 27 December KNSL and PYD received the ‘Best NGO’ Award for 2012 from the Pujehun District Student Association. The award was presented at the PUDSA Annual Convention and was granted to honor our development work in the district. KNSL is pleased with this award and of course we like to share this information with all members and donors of our organization.
With support from the Germany Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, KNSL and PYD have started a project to help increase agricultural production in Sowa Chiefdom in the South of Sierra Leone. Within this project 300 young subsistence farmers will be trained. In order to complete this project we will need additional funds and we would be very grateful for donations to this project. Please, read the detail information in the attached Appeal for Donations to Support the Agricultural Project in Sierra Leone.