Stories From Sierra Leone
AMY IS A SOCIAL WORKER AND GUIDANCE COUNSELLOR AT THE ABERDEEN WOMEN’S CENTRE
BLESSING FROM THE SLUM AREA OF DWARZAK IN FREETOWN WAS HAPPILY ATTENDING SCHOOL AND STUDYING HARD…
“MY NAME IS HAWA AND I AM 25. MY SCHOOLING FINISHED IN YEAR 3 OF PRIMARY SCHOOL BECAUSE OF THE CIVIL WAR.”
AFTER 9 MONTHS OF CARE, ISATU WAS FINALLY HEALTHY ENOUGH TO BE REPAIRED.
BEFORE COMING TO OUR CENTRE ISHA SUFFERED FOR 23 YEARS.
JAKIA WAS FIVE MONTHS PREGNANT, HAVING LOST HER FIRST TWO PRECIOUS CHILDREN. KROO IS OFTEN DESCRIBED AS THE WORST PLACE IN THE WORLD TO LIVE, WITH LIFE EXPECTANCY AT AROUND 32
MABINTY’S DREAM IS TO ONE DAY BECOME A DOCTOR AND FOR HER SON TO BECOME A NURSE.
A WOMAN SAW A PREGNANT MARY WANDERING THE STREETS AND TOOK HER IN. SHE TOLD MARY TO GO TO ABERDEEN WOMEN’S CENTRE FOR PRENATAL CARE…
Unlike most other stories of the inspirational women involved with the Aberdeen Women’s Centre, Susan wasn’t introduced to the AWC with the intention to become a nurse or staff member. Instead, she was booked in by the Centre’s antenatal team during their community outreach service, heavily pregnant with her baby.
Zainab’s Story (aged 16)
OUTREACH MIDWIFE BERNADETTE REASSURES ZAINAB
Zainab’s Story (aged 37)
TEARS FLOW GENTLY OVER HER FACE AS ZAINAB TELLS OF HER REJECTION