Conservative Social Action in Sierra Leone: 21-30 July 2017

CFID supporters are invited to volunteer with the Conservative Party international social action project in West Africa which has the strong support of our Party Leader, the Prime Minister and Party Chairman Patrick McLoughlin. The visit will last for 10 days with the main project taking place from Monday to Friday. We plan to fly from London to Freetown on Friday 21st July, returning the following Sunday. An induction and country briefing in London will be provided to all volunteers prior to the trip.


21-30 JULY 2017

1. BUSINESS: We will again work with Restless Development to provide business development training. They will provide us with a classroom and local colleagues to co-deliver our training. This project is designed to promote good business practice and incubate entrepreneurial skills. We will work with the NGO’s existing curriculum and appropriate training and content will be provided for volunteers. For the first time we will also be taking a computer programmer/coder to work with Sensi in Freetown, a tech innovation hub in the capital.

  1. COMMUNITY: We will be working with International Citizenship Service alumni from several DFID funded programmes to teach employability skills and careers training focused on CVs and interviews. We will also volunteer with Wharf Kids and Lunchbox, two NGOs who work with Ebola affected communities and orphans in Sierra Leone.

  2. HEALTH: We are looking to take, as previously, medical practitioners, nurses and doctors to help teach local health workers and nurses.

  3. LEGAL: We will be providing assistance and training to legal professionals as part of an on-going programme of support. We take practising lawyers to help legal professionals in Sierra Leone to uphold the rule of law and assist in the country’s economic development. The topics for training are chosen by our local partners to match the expertise of our team. Previous years have included human rights case-law on arrest and pre-trial detention, judicial review, environmental law, commercial law and discrimination. We also deliver hands on training in skills such as advocacy and negotiation.

During our visit we will also meet with the British High Commission, Department for International Development team and hear from British NGOs about their important work in Sierra Leone.

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