Help us build a solar powered village library for children and adults.
The SLFND MODEL
Sierra Leone Foundation for New Democracy works in partnership with communities to build the foundation for citizens of all ages to deliberate and enact new, non-adversarial alternatives that nurture democratic relationships and decision making among and across individuals, families, institutions, and the environment.
Connectedness among people and the earth, wounds healing, creativiting flowing
The Sierra Leone Foundation for New Democracy is actively establishing the country’s first rural early childhood education program on its first rural permaculture farm. SLFND's Dovalema Early Childhood Center and Ta-Valema Permaculture Farm & Learning Lab will serve together as a laboratory for children (age two to five), adults, and elders to cultivate non-adversarial ways of interacting with each other, with institutions, and with the environment.
How we approach our work
At the heart of Sierra Leone Foundation for New Democracy, Care for the Earth, Care for People, and Fair Share defines what we do and why.
Our world is truly interconnected, and so our lives are dependable on each other, and on the ecology that sustains life.
Permaculture approach as a way of life, is a paradigm that produces no waste. Acting now to support our very existence on earth is an urgent purpose.
As Wangari Maathai would say,
" In the course of history, there come a time when humanity is called to shift to a new level of consciousness, to reach a higher moral ground. A time when we have to shed our fear and give hope to each other. The time is now."
Our approach is informed by these twelve permaculture principles. Through these principles, SLFND believes, we can solve food scarcity, produce better seeds, reuse energies, minimize waste, respond to innovative changes that supports a balanced ecosystem. This is our call, and the children are the foundation.
2nd Permaculture design certification training
june 1st, 2018 - June 10th 2018
Join us for an intense immersion experience in permaculture living. This culturally rich PDC course emphasizes hands-on interaction with people, land and natural processes uncluttered with elaborate technology. Learn the basic building blocks of how to design and live as if nature mattered, including design principles, forest gardens, cooperative economics and community governance and how these skills are transferable to your life. Participants contributes to their Air Ticket, and pays $1,500 per person (tax deductible), which includes 3 meals a day, lodging, in country transportation and training fees.