Friday, April 29, 2011

Sierra Leone Celebrates 50 Years of Independence

On April 27th Sierra Leone celebrated her 50th Independence Anniversary. Celebrations will continue throughout the year to commemorate the golden jubilee. The theme of the anniversary is "50 Years Forward-Celebrating a New Sierra Leone" and encompasses a vision of unity in diversity focused on development and growth. The festivities celebrate the unique attributes that set Sierra Leone apart as a nation, reinforce a sense of pride and patriotism, and help people rediscover the things that keep Sierra Leoneans united.

We at the Kposowa Foundation wish the nation of Sierra Leone a very happy anniversary!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Radio Interview with Sarah Culberson

This month Sarah Culberson was interviewed on the Joy Keys radio show along with actor and activist Isaiah Washington. Like Sarah, Washington has a genetic link to the Mende people of Sierra Leone and works to promote positive improvements for the people of Sierra Leone. Listen to the interview here!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The Dominion Post features the Kposowa Foundation

The Dominion Post in Morgantown, WV featured an article about Sarah Culberson and the recent trip to Bumpe. The article highlights the Foundation and the wonderful experience enjoyed by the Oakwood students. View the entire article here!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Connecting Oakwood & Bumpe Students

The Kposowa Foundation would like to thank you for your continuing support and involvement. Your investments make a tremendous difference in the lives of young people in Sierra Leone and allow us to positively impact the lives of Bumpe students. With your support, they can enter a hopeful and happy future with growing optimism. Thank you for being a valuable part of this journey! 
This January, the Kposowa Foundation, in partnership with Oakwood School in Southern California led a global service learning trip to Sierra Leone. The eight-student delegation along with representatives of Oakwood School and the Kposowa Foundation toured the major urban centers of Bo and Freetown. However, the primary activities involved engaging with students at Bumpe High School; together students painted a large world mural on the outside library wall, constructed a new Bumpe High School sign, and worked with primary school students on an art project. Connecting students from two different countries was a life changing experience for everyone.  Teenagers and primary school students from different parts of the world came together through art, soccer, and games. It was wonderful to watch them as they connected, almost as if they already knew each other.
 The project was truly an extraordinary educational encounter for all the students, including those from Oakwood School in California and those at Bumpe HS in Sierra Leone.