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Making a difference in the lives of rural families in northern Sierra Leone

Making a difference in the lives of rural families in northern Sierra Leone

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Zaindriss Foundation .Inc provides huge assistance to farmers stricken by the poverty trap of not having enough resources to cultivate adequate staple food - rice. With land being in excess, we’re involved in agriculture through the provision of quality mechanized equipment, seeds and fertilizers to farmers through a community farming system that brings back all able-bodied farmers to the village. Ploughing is on going for 2019 Agriculture Year


Zaindriss Foundation .Inc provides huge assistance to farmers stricken by the poverty trap of not having enough resources to cultivate adequate staple food - rice. With land being in excess, we’re involved in agriculture through the provision of quality mechanized equipment, seeds and fertilizers to farmers through a community farming system that brings back all able-bodied farmers to the village. Ploughing is on going for 2019 Agriculture Year


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Zaindriss Foundation Conducts Seed Germination Test

Zaindriss Foundation Conducts Seed Germination Test

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 At Zaindriss Foundation .Inc, we go through an extensive process of sorting and testing to ensure we are planting a healthy, vigorous rice seed of the variety called ROK 34.

In a bid to contribute to food self-sufficiency in Masimera chiefdom, Port Loko district in northern Sierra Leone, Zaindriss is organising a community-led rice cultivation initiative that would see just over 100 acres of land cultivated for the 2019 planting season. Community access to farm mechanisation (including ploughing and harrowing) and viable agro-inputs have been the hallmark of this venture.

For this germination test, an agronomist and head of the field unit – Ahmed Alaska Bangura – sorted the seeds by color, shape and size. He then tested the germination rate, and phenotype, to verify the seeds are of high quality.

This home germination test recorded 98% success rate. The collaboration of Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry is paying off, in the interest of farming families in Sierra Leone.

 At Zaindriss Foundation .Inc, we go through an extensive process of sorting and testing to ensure we are planting a healthy, vigorous rice seed of the variety called ROK 34.

In a bid to contribute to food self-sufficiency in Masimera chiefdom, Port Loko district in northern Sierra Leone, Zaindriss is organising a community-led rice cultivation initiative that would see just over 100 acres of land cultivated for the 2019 planting season. Community access to farm mechanisation (including ploughing and harrowing) and viable agro-inputs have been the hallmark of this venture.

For this germination test, an agronomist and head of the field unit – Ahmed Alaska Bangura – sorted the seeds by color, shape and size. He then tested the germination rate, and phenotype, to verify the seeds are of high quality.

This home germination test recorded 98% success rate. The collaboration of Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry is paying off, in the interest of farming families in Sierra Leone.

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Zaindriss Foundation Celebrates Children's Day
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Zaindriss Foundation Celebrates Children's Day

The Soweto uprising occurred June 16th 1976 with series of demonstration and protests led by black school children in South Africa.


Since 1991 The Day Of The African Child have been globally recognized in honor of all South African youths and children who died and to also raise awareness of the continuing need for improvement of education provided to African children.


In commemoration of this day, we spent the day with our children and beneficiaries at the Mayolla Lal Raton Village Port Loko District Primary School Children where we had a match pass, interacted, fed the community, played the popular Sarafina movie, advised them about the importance of them going to school and later on donated books, pencil, erasers, sharpeners, and other school supplies to about 500 children in the community. "If children are given the necessary tools to succeed they will beyond their wildest dreams!" Zaindriss Foundation would like to say thank you #PatriciaMbaluKamara and #AugustaKay for these donations may the Lord bless your hearts

The Soweto uprising occurred June 16th 1976 with series of demonstration and protests led by black school children in South Africa.


Since 1991 The Day Of The African Child have been globally recognized in honor of all South African youths and children who died and to also raise awareness of the continuing need for improvement of education provided to African children.


In commemoration of this day, we spent the day with our children and beneficiaries at the Mayolla Lal Raton Village Port Loko District Primary School Children where we had a match pass, interacted, fed the community, played the popular Sarafina movie, advised them about the importance of them going to school and later on donated books, pencil, erasers, sharpeners, and other school supplies to about 500 children in the community. "If children are given the necessary tools to succeed they will beyond their wildest dreams!" Zaindriss Foundation would like to say thank you #PatriciaMbaluKamara and #AugustaKay for these donations may the Lord bless your hearts

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"Making a difference in the lives of rural families in northern Sierra Leone"

Zaindriss Foundation .Inc provides huge assistance to farmers stricken by the poverty trap of not having enough resources to cultivate adequate staple food - rice. With land being in excess, we’re involved in agriculture through the provision of quality mechanized equipment, seeds and fertilizers to farmers through a community farming system that brings back all able-bodied farmers to the village.

"Making a difference in the lives of rural families in northern Sierra Leone"

Zaindriss Foundation .Inc provides huge assistance to farmers stricken by the poverty trap of not having enough resources to cultivate adequate staple food - rice. With land being in excess, we’re involved in agriculture through the provision of quality mechanized equipment, seeds and fertilizers to farmers through a community farming system that brings back all able-bodied farmers to the village.

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The Visit of  Margaret and Alistair from Jacob's Well Appeal

Zaindriss Foundation Inc. is proud to announce the visit of Dr's Alistair and Margaret Robertson, representatives of the Jacobs Well Appeal in Beverly, England and  Micheal Morley from Hull, England.
Jacob's Well Appeal is involved in Agriculture Education and Health, Drs Alistair and Margaret are here to visit hospitals that received the medical aid that were sent by them to benefit hospitals in Sierra Leone, and by special request from Zaindriss Foundations CEO Ahmed Fofanah, to visit all Zaindriss Foundations projects sites for possible collaboration.
We want to appreciate Jacob's Well and the Robertsons for a a cordial and exciting inception meeting.

The Visit of  Margaret and Alistair from Jacob's Well Appeal

Zaindriss Foundation Inc. is proud to announce the visit of Dr's Alistair and Margaret Robertson, representatives of the Jacobs Well Appeal in Beverly, England and  Micheal Morley from Hull, England.
Jacob's Well Appeal is involved in Agriculture Education and Health, Drs Alistair and Margaret are here to visit hospitals that received the medical aid that were sent by them to benefit hospitals in Sierra Leone, and by special request from Zaindriss Foundations CEO Ahmed Fofanah, to visit all Zaindriss Foundations projects sites for possible collaboration.
We want to appreciate Jacob's Well and the Robertsons for a a cordial and exciting inception meeting.

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AGRICULTURAL INITIATIVE MOVES FORWARD!Less

AGRICULTURAL INITIATIVE MOVES FORWARD!

After ten long years of waiting and hoping, farmers of Mayolla make use of a loaner tractor to plant their crops. Planting season gets underway!

After ten long years of waiting and hoping, farmers of Mayolla make use of a loaner tractor to plant their crops. Planting season gets underway!

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Zaindriss Team (Sarah, Osman, Amanda, and Liz) oversee project progress. They offer farmers and field workers food, supplies and support. Talks with families assess needs and monitor progress of other ongoing efforts.

Zaindriss Team (Sarah, Osman, Amanda, and Liz) oversee project progress. They offer farmers and field workers food, supplies and support. Talks with families assess needs and monitor progress of other ongoing efforts.

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Villagers enthusiastically embrace the efficiencies of mechanized farming.

Villagers enthusiastically embrace the efficiencies of mechanized farming.

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ZAINDRISS FOUNDATION INC IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE LAUNCH OF A NEW AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE IN THE PROVINCES OF SLLess

ZAINDRISS FOUNDATION INC IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE LAUNCH OF A NEW AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE IN THE PROVINCES OF SL

Zaindriss staff Mr. Osman Turay tours demo farm with village elders and chief

Zaindriss staff Mr. Osman Turay tours demo farm with village elders and chief

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Achieving unity and solid partnering with villagers

Community Liaison Officer and two Agro experts tour farm land to be ploughed this spring, thanks to tractor rentals and technical advice.

Achieving unity and solid partnering with villagers

Community Liaison Officer and two Agro experts tour farm land to be ploughed this spring, thanks to tractor rentals and technical advice.

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Networking and Face to Face Meetings with officials and local farmers – deliver results. Over the past few months, CEO Fofanah and Freetown staff have met with stakeholders in Sierra Leone, including officials at the Ministry of Agriculture. Officials have toured our Demo farm site with local farmers and VP Bangura (See photo above). Following a needs assessment, we secured a tractor loaner vehicle and technical assistance about best crops to plant. Initially, 150 acres will be ploughed. Three varieties of rice will be planted. Our target goal is a crop yield of at least 200 bushels of rice.

Timeline: March/April Ploughing - June: Planting - September: Harvest

We invite supporters to donate towards: Tractor rental; Seeds (200 bushels); Fertilizer (150 bags); Fuel- 10 gallons a day; Farming tools; Farming gears; Storage facility for our seeds; and Daily stipends for workers and food

Networking and Face to Face Meetings with officials and local farmers – deliver results. Over the past few months, CEO Fofanah and Freetown staff have met with stakeholders in Sierra Leone, including officials at the Ministry of Agriculture. Officials have toured our Demo farm site with local farmers and VP Bangura (See photo above). Following a needs assessment, we secured a tractor loaner vehicle and technical assistance about best crops to plant. Initially, 150 acres will be ploughed. Three varieties of rice will be planted. Our target goal is a crop yield of at least 200 bushels of rice.

Timeline: March/April Ploughing - June: Planting - September: Harvest

We invite supporters to donate towards: Tractor rental; Seeds (200 bushels); Fertilizer (150 bags); Fuel- 10 gallons a day; Farming tools; Farming gears; Storage facility for our seeds; and Daily stipends for workers and food

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ZAINDRISS DEPLOYS US TRAVEL TEAM - NOV 2017 
TO SIERRA LEONE - MEDICAL AND HUMANITARIAN AID MISSION
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ZAINDRISS DEPLOYS US TRAVEL TEAM - NOV 2017 
TO SIERRA LEONE - MEDICAL AND HUMANITARIAN AID MISSION

TRAVEL TEAM: Left to right: Liesa Buren, Ahmed Fofanah, George Orwell, Becca Sauble, Betty Harrington

TRAVEL TEAM: Left to right: Liesa Buren, Ahmed Fofanah, George Orwell, Becca Sauble, Betty Harrington

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Community Health Workers from several villages participated in Train the Trainer activity led by Buren, RN and Sauble, LPN. (Kudos to Zaindriss Freetown office staff who supported logistics and facilitated event planning.)

Community Health Workers from several villages participated in Train the Trainer activity led by Buren, RN and Sauble, LPN. (Kudos to Zaindriss Freetown office staff who supported logistics and facilitated event planning.)

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CEO Ahmed presents medical supplies to doctors and administrators at Connaught Hospital in Freetown Far left is CEO Fofanah, and next to him is VP Mustapha Bangura. Dr. Dawo (back and far right) – is a longtime supporter of Zaindriss and is on medical staff at Connaught hospital in Freetown.

CEO Ahmed presents medical supplies to doctors and administrators at Connaught Hospital in Freetown Far left is CEO Fofanah, and next to him is VP Mustapha Bangura. Dr. Dawo (back and far right) – is a longtime supporter of Zaindriss and is on medical staff at Connaught hospital in Freetown.

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Town Hall Held in Makeni where medical supplies were distributed, and where clinics were visited by our nursing team.

Town Hall Held in Makeni where medical supplies were distributed, and where clinics were visited by our nursing team.

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Left to right: Osman Turay (Program Activity Coordinator), Sauble (US staff), Liz Brewah Operations Manager and Finance Manager, Fofanah (CEO) and Sarah Caulker, Program Activity Coordinator

Left to right: Osman Turay (Program Activity Coordinator), Sauble (US staff), Liz Brewah Operations Manager and Finance Manager, Fofanah (CEO) and Sarah Caulker, Program Activity Coordinator

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Aid was gratefully received at Mayolla Freetown Staff– the heartbeat of our organization – joined forces with US based staff for a successful travel team visit.

Aid was gratefully received at Mayolla Freetown Staff– the heartbeat of our organization – joined forces with US based staff for a successful travel team visit.

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Admin Sarah Caulker And CEO Fofanah

Admin Sarah Caulker And CEO Fofanah

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24th November, 2017

Zaindriss Foundation, Inc held a One Day Seminar with the Disable Community in Sierra Leone at the Sensi Tech Hub 67 Sir Samuel Lewis Road Aberdeen, Freetown. The purpose of the seminar is to get the disable community involve in our programs and project. The seminar attracted up to 7 different disable institutions including the National Commission for Disability as well as individuals living with disability.

Zaindriss Foundation, Inc held a One Day Seminar with the Disable Community in Sierra Leone at the Sensi Tech Hub 67 Sir Samuel Lewis Road Aberdeen, Freetown. The purpose of the seminar is to get the disable community involve in our programs and project. The seminar attracted up to 7 different disable institutions including the National Commission for Disability as well as individuals living with disability.

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On Wednesday 22nd November, 2017,Less

On Wednesday 22nd November, 2017,

Zaindriss Foundation, Inc received 2  volunteer nurses, 2 Board members and the CEO and Founder from the United States, 


Leisa Buren, 

RN
Rebekah Sauble, LPN 

Dr. Betty Herriington- Board Member 

George Orwell- Board Member 

Ahmed Fofanah- CEO & Founder 


The team came with medical supplies worth over $150,000 dollars, Cloths,
toys, and food items which will be donated in all three of our project
sites and the Canaught Hospital. A Community Health Education will be held
to teach the Nurses in every village how and when the drugs are to be used
and also some basic hygiene practices that can avoid germs and other
illnesses. 

Thanks to all those who supported this CAUSE especially the Kings Way
International and all donors, we couldn't have done it without your
support.

Zaindriss Foundation, Inc received 2  volunteer nurses, 2 Board members and the CEO and Founder from the United States, 


Leisa Buren, 

RN Rebekah Sauble, LPN 

Dr. Betty Herriington- Board Member 

George Orwell- Board Member 

Ahmed Fofanah- CEO & Founder 


The team came with medical supplies worth over $150,000 dollars, Cloths, toys, and food items which will be donated in all three of our project sites and the Canaught Hospital. A Community Health Education will be held to teach the Nurses in every village how and when the drugs are to be used and also some basic hygiene practices that can avoid germs and other illnesses. 

Thanks to all those who supported this CAUSE especially the Kings Way International and all donors, we couldn't have done it without your support.

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