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“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 shared with Ben Fordham on 2GB, her personal story as young Sierra Leonean refugee in Australia and the work of the Aminata Maternal Foundation.

She discusses surviving capture in the Sierra Leonean civil war as a teenager, her “extremely hard” transition from Sierra Leone to Australia and what it means to her to be the founder of our foundation, that continues to support communities of Sierra Leonean women.

Do you have a spare 15 minutes to hear Aminata’s “incredible and inspirational” story? Listen here.

The one thing that puts a smile on my face is what I do in the [Aminata Maternal] Foundation… It is humbling to know that I could impact someone’s life in such a simple way” – Aminata Conteh-Biger

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The Grace Tales podcast has just signed up to the AMF Walking Challenge! Thank you @georgieabay for your ongoing support.

Join team @thegracetales or create your own. Let's walk for mums!
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I have just signed up for the #AMFWalkingChallenge2020 from 1st November to 14th November inspired by this incredible woman @aminata_conteh_biger, the CEO of the @aminatafoundation, and also my own birth story.

Six weeks after my second baby Lottie was born prematurely, I experienced a late post-partum haemorrhage and was rushed to hospital. I was there for a week, and in that time, the bleeding wouldn’t stop. I was given five blood transfusions and eventually, underwent a curette to remove the retained placenta. It was the scariest thing I've ever gone through and I'll never forget it. 

​If I was in Sierra Leone, I wouldn’t have survived. I wouldn’t have had the medical care I did.

Get involved and sign up via the link in bio ✨ 📸 @julieadamsphotographer
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Our CEO and Founder @aminata_conteh_biger will be speaking at Bridging Careers.

Friday 23rd October at 2 pm

BridgingCareers invited Australia’s best motivational speakers to come together to offer FREE
career advice in week-long career webinar. Monday 19th – Friday 23rd October 10 am and 2 pm each day.

Other speakers include Olympic Gold Medallist & Comedian Steven Bradbury, Former news presenter, columnist and author Jacinta Tynan and Former Socceroo and radio broadcaster Craig Foster, Top 11 Female AFR of the year 2019 and Refugee Advocate, Nyadol Nyuon along with the country’s top HR & Recruitment Professionals.

The event is FREE and live on YouTube, in partnership with @cisco.

#bridgingcareers, #glowupcareers, #ciscowebex, #opentowork
#ciscowebex #youtubelive #inspiration
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As you know, Aminata's book 'Rising Heart' has received incredible media coverage. The launch of her memoir brought the Foundation in the spotlight.

Rebecca Bodman wrote a beautiful article about our extraordinary Aminata and the story behind her smile, which includes the Aminata Foundation.
Thank you, @businesschicks for your ongoing support.

#risingheartbook #aminatafoundation #booklaunch #memoir #blackhistory
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Listen to the extraordinary story of our inspiring CEO Aminata on @BBCoutlook. With Emily Webb.
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@bbc @aminata_conteh_biger #maternalhealth #aminatamaternalfoundation
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If you missed out Aminata's author talk with Nicole Abadee at the State Library of NSW, check out @nicoleabadee's Books Books Books podcast.

Books Books Books @goodweekendmag @macmillanaus #booksbooksbooks#bookspodcast#bookstagram#instabooks #risingheartbook
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We met Jakia in the alleyways of Kroo Bay, widely regarded as the most disadvantaged postcode in the world. She was 5 months pregnant with her third child. Her first child was washed away in a flood. Her second baby died at birth, as the nurse tried to push her baby out by pressing vigorously. Jakia hadn’t been able to get to a safe hospital. She was in labour and couldn’t walk the 6.4 kilometres to get there.

A midwife arranged for Jakia to deliver her third baby in the safest maternity hospital in Sierra Leone - our very own partner at the Aberdeen Women’s Centre! 4 months later Jakia had a healthy baby girl.

#aminatafoundation #amfwalkingchallenge #mothershealth #maternalhealthmatters #maternalhealthawareness
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A heartfelt thanks with a heart
At our last visit to the AWC Hostel, the girls presented our CEO and Founder @aminata_conteh_biger with a gorgeous handcrafted heart.
It reads "Aminata Maternal Foundation, a mother to many. With love AWC Hostel Girls.

Look at these beautiful happy faces!! Together we are providing these brave teens with more than a home. It is a new beginning.

#craftedheart #girls #mothersandbabies #awchostel #aminatamaternalfoundation @freedomfromfistula
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