Sponsor a Child at the Makankisa Child Care Centre in Yele


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Note: First photo taken Summer 2018. Second photo taken May 2019.

Abdul Bangura was born on January 2, 2005 in Yele. His parents both died of Ebola. Before coming to the centre, his grandmother took care of him but found it difficult.

Abdul needs a Sponsor.

To sponsor Abdul:

Favorite color: Pink

Favorite animal: Monkey

Favorite food: Rice

Favorite subject in school: Mathematics

Hobby: Reading

Best friend: Peter Kamara

Ambition in life: Doctor

Fatmata Bangura was born on June 29, 2010 in Yele. Her parents both died of Ebola. Before coming to the centre, her grandmother took care of her but found it difficult.

Fatmata has been sponsored!

Favorite color: White

Favorite animal: Goat

Favorite food: Rice and Cassava

Favorite subject in school: Language Arts

Hobby: Dancing

Best friend: Fatmata Kargbo

Ambition in life: Nurse

Aminata Conteh was born on January 1, 2012 at Makelleh village in Gbonkolnkeh chiefdom, Sierra Leone. Her father died of Ebola and her mother died from a pregnancy. Her grandmother took her to the child care centre where she was reunited with her two older sisters who had been living with an uncle.

Aminata needs a Sponsor.

To sponsor Aminata:

Favorite color: Blue

Favorite animal: Sheep

Favorite food: Rice and Potatoes

Favorite subject in school: Reading

Hobby: Drawing and Singing

Best friend: Mamusu Kanu

Ambition in life: Nurse

Fatmata Sia Conteh was born December 7, 2009. Her parents died of Ebola in 2014. The fear of the deadly disease made her immediate maternal and paternal relatives discriminate, shun and abandon them; fearing that they too had the virus.

Her grandfather, Pa Edward B. Fornah, was sympathetic and loving and allowed her to move in with him. Because he had no means to take care of her, her grandfather had no alternative but to move with her to a house that was roofed but without a door where she shared a single room before coming to the centre.

Fatmata has been sponsored!

Favorite color: White

Favorite animal: Cow

Favorite food: Rice and Porridge

Favorite subject in school: Language Art

Hobby: Reading

Best friend: Fanta Kamara

Ambition in life: Teacher

Mariatu Conteh was born January 8, 2011. Her parents died of Ebola in 2014. The fear of the deadly disease made her immediate maternal and paternal relatives discriminate, shun and abandon them; fearing that they too had the virus.

Her grandfather, Pa Edward B. Fornah, was sympathetic and loving and allowed her to move in with him. Because he had no means to take care of her, her grandfather had no alternative but to move with her to a house that was roofed but without a door where she shared a single room before coming to the centre.

Mariatu needs a Sponsor.

To sponsor Mariatu:

Favorite color: Yellow

Favorite animal: Cow

Favorite food: Rice, Cassava and Porridge

Favorite subject in school: Creative Practical Art

Hobby: Skipping rope

Best friend: Silvia Kargbo

Ambition in life: Driver

Eric Duwai was born on January 23, 2014 in Yele. His father died of Ebola. His mother became pregnant with him as a secondary school pupil who was struggling without close relatives to care for her. His young mother abandoned him. A kind-hearted woman took him in and decided to raise him among 15 other children before he came to the child care centre.

Eric has been sponsored!

Favorite color: Yellow

Favorite animal: Goat

Favorite food: Rice

Favorite subject in school: Creative Practical Art

Hobby: Reading and singing

Best friend: Sulaiman Thullah

Ambition in life: Doctor

Abdulai Fullah was born February 20, 2012. He lived in the small village of Patifu Mayeppoh in Gbonkolenken chiefdom, Tonkolili district in Sierra Leone, West Africa. His mother and father both died of Ebola in 2014 and his grandmother has been caring for him since that time. He has fun spending time with his sister, Aminata.

Abdulai has been sponsored!

Favorite color: Pink

Favorite animal: Cow

Favorite food: Rice with Cassava

Favorite subject in school: Math

Hobby: Playing football

Best friend: Alhaji Kargbo

Ambition in life: President

Aminata Fullah was born December 25, 2013. She lived in the small village of Patifu Mayeppoh in Gbonkolenken chiefdom, Tonkolili district in Sierra Leone, West Africa. Her mother and father both died of Ebola in 2014 and her grandmother has been caring for her since that time. She has fun spending time with her brother, Abdulai.

Aminata has been sponsored!

Favorite color: Pink

Favorite animal: Goat

Favorite food: Rice with Cassava

Favorite subject in school: Creative Practical Art

Hobby: Group reading

Best friend: Karty Kanu

Ambition in life: Nurse

Kadiatu Fullah was born on July 7, 2010 in Patifu Mayeppoh, in Gbonkolenken chiefdom, Sierra Leone. Her parents both died of Ebola. She lived with her grandmother which was a hardship until she was brought to the child care centre.

Kadiatu needs a Sponsor.

To sponsor Kadiatu:

Favorite color: Blue

Favorite animal: Cow

Favorite food: Rice

Favorite subject in school: Language Art

Hobby: Group reading

Best friend: Phebian Koroma

Ambition in life: Bank Manager

Aminata Fullah was born July 5, 2012. She was born in a small village called Maraka in Gbonkolenkeh chiefdom, Tonkolili District, Sierra Leone, West Africa. Her parents both died from Ebola in 2014. She then lived with her Grandmother before coming to the centre. Although strong and courageous, her grandmother is struggling to take care of 9 children.

Aminata needs a Sponsor.

To sponsor Aminata:

Favorite color: White

Favorite animal: Cow

Favorite food: Rice

Favorite subject in school: Creative Practical Art

Hobby: Singing

Best friend: Fatmata Mansaray

Ambition in life: Teacher

Aminata Fullah was born November 20, 2012 in a small village called Mabamp in Teneh Chiefdom, Tonkolili District in Sierra Leone, West Africa. Her parents both died of Ebola in 2014. She then lived with her grandfather and grandmother before coming to the centre. She was not able to attend school because there are too many children for her grandfather to care for.

Aminata needs a Sponsor.

To sponsor Aminata:

Favorite color: Blue

Favorite animal: Cat

Favorite food: Rice

Favorite subject in school: Reading / Math

Hobby: Singing

Best friend: Adamsay Sesay

Ambition in life: Nurse

Amadu Kanu was born February 20, 2013 at Masaymoi village in Gbonlolenken in Northern Sierra Leone. He is the youngest in a family of four siblings. Both of his parents passed away from Ebola when he was two years old.

Amadu has been sponsored!

Favorite color: White

Favorite animal: Goat

Favorite food: Rice / Yam with soup

Favorite subject in school: Creative Practical Art

Hobby: Playing football

Best friend: Aruna Kanu

Ambition in life: Farmer

Aruna Kanu was born January 1, 2009 at Masaymoi village in Gbonlolenken chiefdom, Tonkolili district in Northern Sierra Leone, West Africa. He is the second child out of four children born to Aruna Kanu (Father) and Mabinty Koroma (Mother). Both of his parents died of Ebola in February 2015. His Uncle, Alie Kanu took responsibility for him but later handed him over to his Aunt Iye Kanu before coming to the centre.

Aruna has been sponsored!

Favorite color: White

Favorite animal: Sheep

Favorite food: Rice and potatoes

Favorite subject in school: Creative Practical Art

Hobby: Playing football

Best friend: Alhaji Bangura

Ambition in life: Farmer

John Kanu was born September 14, 2011 at Masaymoi village in Gbonlolenken chiefdom, Tonkolili district in Northern Sierra Leone, West Africa. He is the third child out of four children born to Aruna Kanu (Father) and Mabinty Koroma (Mother). Both of his parents died of Ebola in February 2015. His Uncle, Alie Kanu took responsibility for him but later handed him over to his Aunt Iye Kanu before coming to the centre.

John has been sponsored!

Favorite color: Pink

Favorite animal: Sheep

Favorite food: Rice

Favorite subject in school: Creative Practical Art

Hobby: Playing football

Best friend: Amadu Kanu

Ambition in life: Farmer

Karty Kanu was born March 10, 2014 in the Masaymoi village in Gbonlolenken chiefdom, Tonkolili district in Northern Sierra Leone, West Africa to Aruna Kanu and Naso Gbla. Both of her parents died of Ebola in February of 2015. Her Uncle, Brima Kanu took her in even though he had 4 other children of his own. Karty could not go to school because her uncle was unable to send her to school. Now she is at the centre and attends school.

Karty has been sponsored!

Favorite color: Yellow

Favorite animal: Sheep

Favorite food: Rice / Cassava

Favorite subject in school: Creative Practical Art

Hobby: Reading Playing

Best friend: Kadiatu Sesay

Ambition in life: Teacher

Mahawa Kanu was born on March 23, 2013. Her parents both died of Ebola. She lived with her grandmother who found it difficult to provide for her basic needs and with her uncle’s wife who has five children to care for. Now she is at the centre.

Mahawa has been sponsored!

Favorite color: White

Favorite animal: Goat

Favorite food: Rice / Garrie

Favorite subject in school: Social Studies

Hobby: Balance ball

Best friend: Kadiatu Kamara

Ambition in life: Farmer

Samuel Kanu was born August 10, 2009 in the Masaymoi village in Gbonlolenken chiefdom, Tonkolili district in Northern Sierra Leone, West Africa to Aruna Kanu and Naso Gbla. Both of his parents died of Ebola in February of 2015. His Uncle, Brima Kanu took him in even though he had 4 other children of his own. Samuel is now at the centre and has started school.

Samuel has been sponsored!

Favorite color: White

Favorite animal: Deer

Favorite food: Rice / Porridge

Favorite subject in school: Language Art

Hobby: Football

Best friend: Emmanuel Kabbia

Ambition in life: Bank Manager

Aminata Tholley was born November 25, 2011. Her father, Sgnt. Major Samuel Tholley, a local chiefdom police officer, died of Ebola in September 2014. Her mother, Adamsay Kamara, with two of their sisters, also died in September 2014 of Ebola. The remaining daughters were lucky to be in their grandmother, Fatu Kamara’s house when the Ebola virus hit. Her elder sister, who is turning sixteen, is currently the breadwinner for the household because her grandmother is unable to provide for them all. Aminata is now at the centre.

Aminata has been sponsored!

Favorite color: Yellow

Favorite animal: Cow

Favorite food: Rice Cassava

Favorite subject in school: Math

Hobby: Singing

Best friend: Ramatu Bangura

Ambition in life: Teacher

Ramatu Tholley was born August 13, 2009. Her father, Sgnt. Major Samuel Tholley, a local chiefdom police officer, died of Ebola in September 2014. Her mother, Adamsay Kamara, with two of their sisters, also died in September 2014 of Ebola. The remaining daughters were lucky to be in their grandmother, Fatu Kamara’s house when the Ebola virus hit. Her elder sister, who is turning sixteen, is currently the breadwinner for the household because her grandmother is unable to provide for them all. Ramatu is now at the centre.

Ramatu has been sponsored!

Favorite color: White

Favorite animal: Elephant

Favorite food: Rice / Cassava

Favorite subject in school: Religious Education

Hobby: Reading and Spelling

Best friend: Emma Kamara

Ambition in life: Nurse

Sullay Thullah is known as “Leffeh” in his village of Makelleh. He was born April 27, 2005. His father, mother, and sibling died of Ebola. He has two other brothers, but they have already been separated. He has a great determination to succeed in life and he just sat for the National Primary School Examination that leads to Secondary school.

Sullay has been sponsored!

Favorite color: Black

Favorite animal: Cow

Favorite food: Rice

Favorite subject in school: Religious Moral Education

Hobby: Reading and Writing

Best friend: Alfred Sankoh

Ambition in life: Bank Manager