Africa Day in Farmleigh at the SLIP stand

Africa Day 21st May at Farmleigh, Phoenix Park, Dublin.

This year the Sierra Leone Diaspora with the support of the Honorary Consul Joe Manning made a tremendous effort to bring a taste of Sierra Leone both in food and culture to the stall on Africa Day.

Delicious jollof rice, spiced chicken and authentic cassava leaf were served up by the hard working smiling women!  The food had been cooked in the morning and was fresh and ‘sweet pas all’!

Crafts on display included gara cloth, many types of jewellery, T-shirts with SL emblem, flags, baskets and many more items.

There was dancing and singing of the national anthem.

The enthusiasm and fun at the stall attracted and engaged many passers-by and many good conversations were had.

This being the inaugural event for SLIP we can can surely look forward to even  more involvement next year!

Peace and Happiness on Independence Day

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SLIP wishes the people of Sierra Leone peace and happiness on Independence Day 

Check out the President’s speech on the link:

The National Anthem

High we exalt thee, realm of the free;
Great is the love we have for thee;
Firmly united ever we stand,
Singing thy praise, O native land.
We raise up our hearts and our voices on high,
The hills and the valleys re-echo our cry;
Blessing and peace be ever thine own,
Land that we love, our Sierra Leone.



Beautiful collection of stamps that can be bought on eBay at the above link.



Global Schoolroom conducting in-service training for teachers in SL

Global Schoolroom conducting in-service training for teachers in SL

Garret Campbell and Grainne Horan- GLOBAL SCHOOLROOM

Garret Campbell CEO of Global Schoolroom and Grainne Horan Programme Manager- Sierra Leone reported to a SLIP meeting on the   preparation for the implementation of the pilot following their successful ten day fact finding visit in January 2017.  They found SL an attractive place to work and that the teachers they met had an appetite to build their own capacity.

The 3 year Pilot Project will be implemented in three schools in Kono, and three in Makeni. The project has also sourced 6 teacher volunteers 2 to go to Kono and 4 to Makeni for July and August 2017 to initiate the training. 130 teachers are expected to benefit from the initial upskilling in-service training to improve content knowledge and teaching styles. Follow-up visits will be made by the programme Manager four times in the year. This pilot project will be run in collaboration with the Teaching Service Commission and the Ministry of Education and accredited by UCD.

You can hear further details from Garret Campbell at the Independence day celebration in Wynn’s Hotel on Friday 28th April at 7.30. 

Please contact,  or phone Jim at 087 9676728.