The children shown on this page are all orphans
in Sierra Leone and live in and around Bo. Bo is the second
largest city in Sierra Leone (after the capital, Freetown) and the
largest city in South-Eastern Sierra Leone. The city is located in the
Southern Province and lies 155 miles (by road) south-east of Freetown.
Bo serves as the capital and administrative center of Bo District.
After Freetown, Bo is the leading educational, transportational,
commercial and cultural center of Sierra Leone, with a current
population of approximately 215,000.
The population of the city is ethnically and culturally diverse. The
city is home to a significant number of virtually all of the country's
ethnic groups, though the Mende people make up the largest ethnic
The city is home to the Christ the King College, one of the most
prominent colleges in Sierra Leone. Bo is also home to the The Bo
Government Secondary School (commonly known as Bo School), which is one
of the biggest and most prominent secondary schools in Sierra
Leone. The school has a history of producing some of Sierra
Leon's most gifted students, including some of the country's senior
politicians. Bo has government, Christian, and Muslim
schools, a main library, and teacher-training.
Bo serves as the commercial hub of the interior of Sierra
Leone. Bo trades in palm oil and kernels, ginger, coffee,
cocoa, and rice, which are transported mainly by road to
Despite its status as Sierra Leone’s second largest city and
educational center, Bo, like the country in general, faces many serious
social and economic challenges. Very high rates of poverty,
malaria, and infant mortality exist, and there are high numbers of
disadvantaged children and orphans present in the population.
Bo Town Orphans
Pastor Sahr Yiaba
is the Director of Love One Another (LOA) Church-Home for Disadvantaged
Children in Bo, which is registered with the ministry of Social
Welfare, Gender and Children’s affairs South and Bo City Council in the
Republic of Sierra Leone. LOA focuses on education,
humanitarian assistance and providing consistent child care through
sponsorship, foster parent and preventing abuse of children in homes
within their communities.
Pastor Sahr Yiaba is currently caring for many orphaned children, which
came as the result of the bloody and senseless, decade-long civil
war. Pastor Sahr Yiaba is overseeing the daily activities of
the children and also directs the children's education.
Because of low funding issues, LOA wishes to transition to a model
whereby all of its orphans will be sponsored through the Restore Hope
Project’s Orphan Sponsorship Program. The Restore Hope
Project’s Orphan Sponsorship Program is now partnering with this effort
to help connect Sponsors like you with the orphans in Bo.
The Bo Orphans are shown on this page who are in need Sponsorship to
support their living, social, educational, health and physical
GCPN and the Restore Hope Project Orphan Sponsorship Program work
directly with and through local partners in Sierra Leone to ensure the
orphan aid is being effectively administered and fully reported.
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