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Sierra Leone Overview

Sierra Leone Overview

Located on the West coast of Africa, Sierra Leone is beautiful country with abundant resources. Today, it’s a land of peace, yet still bears the scars of terrible violence.

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Sierra Leone's Wellington Orphanage

Sierra Leone's Wellington Orphanage

While the civil war in Sierra Leone left more than 50,000 dead, it also orphaned over 300,000 children. And while life is certainly not easy for many of the children it is decidedly better than the prospects of life on the street.

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OSU Team Project in Sierra Leone

OSU Team Project in Sierra Leone

Improving the life of Sierra Leone children is only complicated by the years of conflict that destroyed this nation. Years of mistrust between factions often makes progress very slow as a group of OSU students learned when they arrived to set up a farm to help feed orphans.

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Sierra Leone Reflections - Part 1

Sierra Leone Reflections - Part 1

Value Added: We visit with the OSU students and get their reactions to the trip.

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Sierra Leone Reflections - Part 2

Sierra Leone Reflections - Part 2

Value Added: We continue our visit with the OSU students and get their reactions to the trip.

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Jeff Hattey and Mike Dicks - Reflections on Sierra Leone

Jeff Hattey and Mike Dicks - Reflections on Sierra Leone

Value Added: We have an in-depth discussion with the trip’s leaders on everything from working in the developing world to the benefits of making such journeys.

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