2:00 PM14:00

Building Hope, Connecting Cultures: Photo Exhibition Fundraiser

Join us to celebrate the work that the Sierra Leone Foundation for New Democracy (SLFND) has already achieved and help us propel its work for the future. Enjoy beautiful photographs and delicious food while helping SLFND continue to live out its mission of connecting, growing and healing together.

This December, five University of Minnesota-Twin Cities students will be traveling to Mondema, Sierra Leone to learn, grow and build community. In addition to program costs, we need help financing the following projects that we will work on while in Sierra Leone: a canning project to preserve food, seed mapping and a construction of a seed bank, planting of indigenous trees, tiling of the school floor, among other important projects.

The funds raised at this event will have a direct impact on the people of Mondema. Together we can build stronger, more resilient communities and use our combined skills to empower and learn from one another.

I am, because you are. We are all connected and interdependent on one another. We hope you can join us and support us as we work to grow together.

If you would like to donate ahead of time, please visit,

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5th Circle trip to Sierra Leone
to Jan 10

5th Circle trip to Sierra Leone

Community sustainability at its best

Our 5th Circle trip to Sierra Leone is now open.

Join us on a journeying to Sierra Leone, to experience the power of a model of co-creating and designing Sierra Leone’s village early childhood education centers and permaculture farms across the country.

You will also have the opportunity to learn about the culture, and traditions of the communities we will visit. Your stay will be an experience that will be worth the time.

This trip will provide the opportunity for a life-changing visit to Sierra Leone. Each trip brings a very unique fulfillment to participants.

Trip Includes

Participants paying their way to and from Sierra Leone

Contribute a Cost of $1,500 per person, which Includes 3 meals a day, lodging, in country transportation, excursion fees and a tax-deductible donation.

Visit to historical sites in Freetown, preschool centers and farming communities outside of Freetown.

Visit to Gola Rainforest National Park, Bunce Island historical slave site.

Visit, stay and contribute through hands on work in village communities at SLFND operational sites

To Participate

Provide us with your details below

Make a deposit by October 15th, 2017 of $500 to hold your spot by sending a check to the US address below.

Please be available for a 10 minute phone conversation.

Contact or 612-702-0750 for more details.

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Friendship for Sustainability Fundraiser
3:00 PM15:00

Friendship for Sustainability Fundraiser

  • Vicarage Lane Community Center Govier Close (map)
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A fundraising event in UK!

The Sierra Leone Foundation for New Democracy - Assisting young infants and children of farmers get a preschool and prep education while the parents go to their gardens or farms.

Dear friends from around the world, the concept of having a Pre-school and prep programs in Sierra Leone rural villages - where parents go to their farms while the young children attend pre-school and prep is manifesting itself right now. Its a great and unique strategy to contribute to early childhood development. In agrarian upland Sierra Leone, many children are missing an early start in life all because their parents cannot afford schooling due to their farm commitments. Most only start class 1 even at a much older stage while others will never start school until later in their lives.

It is this difference the Sierra Leone Foundation for New Democracy is bringing to the rural communities in regions of Sierra Leone-assisting the children of farmers get pre-school and prep education while their parents go to their gardens and farms.

Please contact: for more details on how you can support this planned fundraising event soon.



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to Jul 10


  • Robert J. Jones Urban Research and Outreach-Engagment Center (map)
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One Story of Community Sustainability in Africa

Robert J. Jones Urban Research and Outreach Engagement Center

Minneapolis College of Art and Design - Entrepreneurial Studies Program

Sierra Leone Foundation for New Democracy

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