Partners
Try Freedom Stories (www.tryfreedomstories.org) are the stories of individuals
 and communities tackling complicated social issue problems using the ingenuity,
 creativity, and accountability only found in civil society. 
Their mission: '...to create films and media projects about these stories.  
We believe the problems in our society can only be solved by utilizing community 
knowledge in an economically sophisticated way. We seek to explore and advance 
answers to social problems based on community, rather than government solutions.  
We aim to use our knowledge and resources to help community and non-profit 
groups promote their important work and successes in solving social problems.'
 
Listen to an interview between Try Freedom Stories and SSAAP concerning 
school uniforms in Sierra Leone and what the uniforms mean to the children there:

 

SSAAP is working together with other nonprofit organizations and groups with 
the common goal of helping to bring water resources, education and other basic 
needs to rural areas of Zambia and Sierra Leone. Partners include:

Rotary

SSAAP is currently working with Denver Rotary Club's World Service Committee 
located in Denver, Colorado. The club has helped to fund the borehole erected in 
Simwatachela in August, 2012. Future endeavors between SSAAP and Denver Rotary's 
World Service Committee include hand-dug wells in rural Simwatachela, Zambia, 
rural Sierra Leone, a hygiene and sanitation program in Freetown, Sierra Leone, 
and - fingers-crossed - more boreholes in both Zambia and Sierra Leone. 

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Engineers Without Borders (EWB) - Mississippi State University Student Chapter

Committed to helping with water source, Mississippi State's EWB Student Chapter 
visited Simwatachela, Zambia in the summer of 2013. During this assessment trip, 
they determined the availability of water through a variety of water resources 
and how to best implement these resources throughout the community in years to come. 
Therefore, they will be supplying four borehole wells (i.e. machine-drilled 
hand-pumped water wells) which will be drilled in August 2014. During that time, 
they will assess the community and determine how many wells can be drilled in 
August 2015.

 http://www.alumnus.msstate.edu/Winter14/deepwater.html

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Meet Leonard. He's a portrait of pure, unrestrained joy. This is an instinctive 
reaction when, for the first time, clean water flows in your village.
 
 
Engineers Without Borders USA (EWB-USA) shares Leonard's instinct, but it is tempered 
by the knowledge that it's too early to consider the project a success. When evidence 
shows that Leonard's village is sustainably maintaining the well over time ... 
that's when we jump for joy.
 
Our 2015 focus was impact. We analyzed the effects of 202 projects in 26 countries 
touching the lives of 605,000 people like Leonard. Our findings highlight engineering's 
transformative power and the steps we can take to ensure 100% of EWB-USA's projects 
are sustainably owned by communities.
 
We're excited to share EWB-USA's 2015 Annual Report with you. It holds testaments to 
our programs' greatest achievements last year, including discovering the key to 
sustainable development.
 
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Engineers Without Borders (EWB) - Boston University Student Chapter

SSAAP will be working alongside Boston University's Engineers Without Borders 
Student Chapter on a cattle-rearing project in Simwatachela, Zambia - along with 
sand filters which can be used in many scenarios in Simwatachela, Zambia: 
communities to schools to families.

http://www.ewbbu.com/team.html#partner

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University of Denver (DU) Josef Korbel of International Studies: African Initiatives

SSAAP works with DU's African Initiatives group through hosting annual fundraisers, 
as well as working with them through various projects of SSAAP. 

http://www.du.edu/korbel/africaninitiatives/partners/entrepreneurship.html

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Grace Children's Foundation (GCF): Moyamba and Port Loko, Sierra Leone

Committed to helping with clean water, initiatives to help children attend, focus 
and learn in school, and agricultural/animal-rearing project, Sierra Leone's local 
charity group, called Grace Children's Foundation, is headed by Joseph Sawyer, who 
began the project years ago after the civil war in an effort to help children 
survive the poverty situation of their nation. 
 
SSAAP works with Taylor S. Kamara in Port Loko, Sierra Leone, on both a school garden 
venture as well as a poultry project, both in correlation with the village school 
project. Please see the reports below.

 files/content1.pdf

files/content2.pdf

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Save the African Child: Moyamba, Sierra Leone

The need for Save the African Child arose after the brutal civil war in 
Sierra Leone (approximately 1990-2001), when Austin Gormoh saw how the children were 
the direct beneficiaries of all the problems the country would now inherit due to 
the war. Child's Rights, children continuing their education, girls and boys both 
facing the same difficulties when a girl child becomes pregnant during her school 
years, and female genital mutilation are all issues Save the African Child works 
to address.

 

We'Moon Journal 2017, Oregon, U.S.A.

A passion-filled, inspiring journal made by womyn and dedicated to womyn, the 
We'Moon Journal has changed the lives of womyn (women) all over the world through 
the sale of date book journals. The We'Moon of Oregon dedicated their 2017 Journal 
to SSAAP, in the name of working to educate women in rural Sierra Leone, West Africa 
on the health risks associated with their traditional tribal practice of removing 
the genitals of young girls, age 11-16. To learn more, visit the following link:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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