Sat, 16 August 2014
I would like to take you to a place where your worst 1st world problems become meaningless and absurd. Located on the NW part of Africa, Sierra Leone is a nation rebuilding itself after a bloody rebel war from 1991 to 2002. How do you rebuild a country and provide for basic necessities? How do you provide a future for its children and how do you teach your children to provide a future for a recovering nation? In a land where there is a teacher shortage, lack of infrastructure, listed on United Nation's 50 most Least developed nations, below Afghanistan and Haiti...where average life expectancy listed by the World Health Organization overall is 47 yrs compared to 79 for the US, the recovery is a daunting task. If you haven't heard of Sierra Leone, but you've seen the movie "Blood Diamond", the movie details the struggles of this war.