Our foundation is proud to announce that SBS Dateline’s Daughter of Sierra Leone has won a New York Festivals International TV and film silver award in the Health/Medical Information category.

The Dateline special follows our CEO and Founder Aminata Conteh-Biger’s journey back to her hometown of Freetown, Sierra Leone where our foundation is aiming to make improvements to maternal health and medical services for women.

Our foundation would like to express our thanks to SBS for producing the documentary and supporting our cause and to the New York Festival for the recognition.

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International Women’s Day 2020

March 5, 2020

International Women’s Day celebrates women all over the world, highlighting women’s achievements in all professional fields and aspects of society. In doing so, the day raises awareness against bias and supports a gender-equal world.  After taking its first steps towards rebuilding after an eleven year-long civil war, Sierra Leone was overwhelmed with the devastating Ebola […]

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Ben Fordham talks to Aminata about her story

February 23, 2020

“I grew up with my father and three other siblings… and my Dad was a businessman that travelled. So I grew up quite well off but in 1999 that changes… in the middle of the night we hear a lot of people crying, running around, trying to find safety.” Our CEO & Founder Aminata Conteh-Biger […]

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Black History Month

February 9, 2020

Our CEO and Founder Aminata Conteh-Biger is the inspiration behind what we do. Aminata lived a healthy and happy life in Freetown, Sierra Leone with her father. Though her life was changed when she was only a teenager. In 1999 a civil war, which would last 11 years, broke out. Aminata was captured by rebel […]

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International Day of Education

January 23, 2020

Education is a human right. Without inclusive and accessible education that provide lifelong opportunities, the cycle of poverty leaves many children and adults around the world at a great disadvantage. January 24th, the International Day of Education aims to recognise the importance of quality education for peace and development. According to the United Nations ‘… […]

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ABC Conversations Interview- Surviving kidnap in Sierra Leone

October 25, 2019

Have you had the chance to listen to Aminata’s interview with ABC Conversations’ Richard Fidler? Aminata spoke to Richard last year in a special audio interview about her capture by rebel soldiers during the civil war in Sierra Leone.  She spent months on the road with them, surviving terrible trauma. She was eventually freed, but […]

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Bluff & Swagger 2019

October 6, 2019

Aminata Maternal Foundation’s Bluff & Swagger Fashion Lunch was a celebration to remember. Our Cheer Squad, the team of volunteers, models, African drummers and supporters filled the room with the contagious and joyful spirit of Shout ‘Gladi Gladi’, in celebration of women overcoming adversity and celebrating their strength and resilience. Our drummers set the rhythm […]

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