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Last updated 28th November

Latest news….. Latest news…..

Nov. 2022 - OHS funded Water Well 79 at Marampa School and Action4schools present Nick Culatto of OHS with a specially hand crafted wooden plaque.

Nov. 2022 – OHS funded Water Well 79 at Marampa School and Action4schools present Nick Culatto of OHS with a specially hand crafted wooden plaque.

Occupational Health Services (OHS) Gibraltar funded water well number 79 at Marampa School and we recently presented Nick Culatto (Director) with a specially handcrafted wooden plaque from Sierra Leone.

Hernia Project
We funded 20 more hernia operations at Masanga Hospital during October for 20 young patients and adults and another 15 patients in November – please consider setting up a standing order today… just £10 a month will change a life and may even save a life! Bank details below….

A group of 13 patients were discharged on the 5th September from Masanga Hospital after successful hernia operations !

A group of 13 patients were discharged on the 5th September from Masanga Hospital after successful hernia operations !

5th September – a group of 13 patients were discharged from Masanga Hospital after successful hernia operations.
Thank you for your support – you are changing and saving lives !!
We have funded over 70 hernia operations since January 2022 – thank you !

Water well 81 was funded by St Paul's First school Gibraltar (900 pupils)

Water well 81 at REC Committee school in Gpoubu, Newton (900 pupils) was funded by St Paul’s First school Gibraltar

St Paul’s First School raises £2,555 and funds a new water well !!!

St Paul’s First school invited Jimmy Bruzon to present the work that the charity is doing with regards to the provision of clean, safe water in Sierra Leone as part of the school’s learning experience for “water week” in school. Jimmy showed examples of clean and dirty water and there was a lot of discussion on the effects of dirty water in terms of ill health and loss of school time for children in poorer countries. The children were determined to raise funds for a new water well (£2,500) and carried out a sponsored poem read which raised £2,555 !

 

Jimmy Bruzon spoke with the children of Reception, Year 1 and Year 2, it was a great experience for all and the children and staff are determined to raise funds for a new water well (£2,500) ! Thanks St Paul's school !

Jimmy Bruzon spoke with the children of Reception, Year 1 and Year 2, it was a great experience for all and the children and staff are determined to raise funds for a new water well (£2,500) ! Thanks St Paul’s school !

Children were shown how heavy buckets of water are to carry and we discussed the importance of having clean, safe water close to schools in Sierra Leone and the effects of not having access to such a basic need.

Children were shown how heavy buckets of water are to carry and we discussed the importance of having clean, safe water close to schools in Sierra Leone and the effects of not having access to such a basic need.

 

Picture and text done by Sofia - great to see such initiatives at schools ! Thank you St Paul's School for promoting kindness through action !!!

Picture and text done by Sofia – great to see such initiatives at schools ! Thank you St Paul’s School for promoting kindness through action !!!

It was great to discuss the importance of helping others be them near or far away and to show what many children have to endure in poorer countries.

It was great to discuss the importance of helping others be them near or far away and to show what many children have to endure in poorer countries.

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The Hernia Project
Hernia Operations – Action 4 Schools

We sponsored our first ever umbilical operation for a child in January and the operation was carried out at Masanga Hospital

 https://www.masangahospital.org/

Umbilical hernias are very common in Sierra Leone and are mainly due to low birth weight and premature births.
Umbilical hernia operations are relatively simple procedures which have a huge impact on patients’ lives.
They cost on average £120 – yes only £120 !

Children’s hernias go untreated due to lack of family income and they worsen with time becoming unsightly, uncomfortable and dangerous to the child’s health (part of the intestine protrudes through the wall of the cavity around the umbilicus).

NHS UK Information on umbilical hernia operations:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/umbilical-hernia-repair/

See below “before” and “after” photos. In this case the girl who had the operation was a 9 year old girl from Regent

9 Year old hernia patient called Aminata (not real name) was operated at Masanga Hospital in January 2022

9 Year old hernia patient called Aminata (not real name) was operated at Masanga Hospital in January 2022

Photo of Aminata's (not real name) hernia operation wound healing nicely after two weeks. How many more Aminatas are there out there that need hernia operations.. ? Lets help them, lets make it better !

Photo of Aminata’s (not real name) hernia operation wound healing nicely after two weeks. How many more Aminatas are there out there that need hernia operations.. ? Lets help them, lets make it better !

Operations only cost £120 – please consider setting up a monthly standing order so that we can fund more life changing and life saving operations ! People are too poor to pay for such operations and children often have to suffer the consequences of these uncomfortable and potentially dangerous hernias. Parents cannot fund them and some of the children involved are orphans.

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Please don’t wait for others to do it, “action turns hope into reality”

Action4schools-Sierra Leone
NatWest Bank, GIBRALTAR
Account 48084352 – 
Sort Code 60-60-60

We will turn your financial support into real, positive change, 100% guaranteed

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WATER WELLS UPDATE

We have now provided 81 wells !!!!

Water well 80 at PEACE VILLAGE SCHOOL (800 pupils) – Funded by the Specialist Medical Clinic Gibraltar (June 2022)

Water well 80 was funded by the Specialist Medical Clinic Gibraltar at Peace Village School (800 pupils)

Water well 79 at MARAMPA ACADEMY SCHOOL (900 pupils) – Funded by OHS Gibraltar (May 2022)

Funded by OHS Gibraltar - Marampa Academy School (900 pupils)

Funded by OHS Gibraltar – Marampa Academy School (900 pupils)

Water well 78 at TINEYI INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL was funded by a retired Gibraltar teacher (March 2022)

Water well 78 was funded by a private donation, a retired Gibraltar teacher

Water well 78 was funded by a private donation, a retired Gibraltar teacher

Water well 77 at KWAMA SCHOOL, Teacher’s Quarters (February 2022)

Water Well 77 !

Water Well 77 !

Water Well 76 – UMC Primary School in Mokelleh (Moyomba) – July 2021

July 2021 - Water Well 76 - UMC Primary School in Mokelleh (Moyomba)

Water Well 75 – Mosankone Primary School (Moyamba) WELLFOUND PROJECT

July 2021 - Water Well 75 - Mosankone Primary School  (Moyamba)  WELLFOUND PROJECT

July 2021 – Water Well 75 – Mosankone Primary School
(Moyamba) WELLFOUND PROJECT

Water Well 74 (Mokandor – Moyamba) WELLFOUND PROJECT (July 2021)

July 2021 - Water Well 74 (Mokandor)  WELLFOUND PROJECT

July 2021 – Water Well 74 (Mokandor) WELLFOUND PROJECT

Water Well 73 – Muhammad Islamic Primary School- Crossing Community (Western Rural District) – July 2021

July 2021 - Water Well 73 - Muhammad Islamic Primary School- Crossing Community (Western Rural District)

July 2021 – Water Well 73 – Muhammad Islamic Primary School- Crossing Community (Western Rural District)

 

Water Well 72 – SDA Primary School- Rotopri Mile 38 (July 2021)

July 2021 - Water Well 72 - SDA Primary School- Rotopri Mile 38

July 2021 – Water Well 72 – SDA Primary School- Rotopri Mile 38

 

Action4schools & Wellfound UK Partnership to provide 10 wells !

Video: GBC – Gibraltar News – GBC TV and Radio Gibraltar

November 2021
Jimmy Bruzon (Founder of Action4schools-Sierra Leone – 2013) and Howard Measham (Founder of Wellfound UK – 2015) met in Gibraltar and Action4schools pledged to fund 10 new water wells at Wellfound sites in Moyamba at a cost of £25,000

October 2021 (Founder of Action4schools-Sierra Leone) and Howard Measham (Founder of Wellfound UK) met in Gibraltar and Action4schools pledged to fund 10 new water wells at Wellound sites  at a cost of £25,000

October 2021 (Founder of Action4schools-Sierra Leone) and Howard Measham (Founder of Wellfound UK) met in Gibraltar and Action4schools pledged to fund 10 new water wells at Wellound sites at a cost of £25,000

UPDATE – UPDATE – UPDATE

The Regent Mountain Rural Senior Secondary School building project started in 2020 was finished in August 2021.

The Senior Secondary School has transformed the lives of so many children in Regent !!
Its a game changer !!

http://www.action4schools.gi/regent-senior-secondary-school-project/

The Senior Secondary School is a game changer !! Thank you for your support !

The Senior Secondary School is a game changer !! Thank you for your support !

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 Water Well Projects

 Our water well tally is rising….. we have provided 81 water wells and reached  over 35,000+ children !

Water well Number 55 at Fatima Zahra School
(Jui-Western Rural District)
350 pupils benefit from this water well (provided August 2019)
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Help us make a long term difference by setting up a bank standing order today….

NatWest Bank
Action4schools-Sierra Leone

Account Number 48084352
Sort Code 60-60-60
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Help us raise funds for new water wells and school projects…
(thank you !)
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Water Projects….
IMG-20180320-WA0016We have now provided 81 water wells and provided clean water to over 35,000+ children !!
http://www.action4schools.gi/water-well-projects/

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If you would like to make a regular difference, please consider setting up a monthly standing order.

 

Please don’t wait for others to do it, “action turns hope into reality”

Action4schools-Sierra Leone
NatWest Bank, GIBRALTAR
Account 48084352 –
Sort Code 60-60-60

We will turn your financial support into real, positive change, 100% guaranteed

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TRUSTEES PLEDGE

We spend every penny raised on direct support to provide water wells, build schools, provide medical care and bring hope to poor communities.

Since the charity was born we have travelled to Sierra Leone once (2012), having modern technology and strong partnerships means we do not need to travel to the projects.

100% of the money raised is used for direct assistance to the most needy.

WATER WELL APPEAL 8601 -£2500

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Special thanks go to our sponsors !!

Special thanks go to our sponsors !!

Message from our founder –

 

“One day we will all go from here…. when it is my turn I want to go knowing I thought about and DID something about others who had a rough ride during their lifetime”
Jimmy Bruzon, Founder

Mayor’s Awards 2022

His Worship the Mayor of Gibraltar Mr Christian Santos GMD has received nominations from the general public for the 2022 Mayor’s Awards and we are pleased and honoured to announce that our founder Jimmy Bruzon has been awarded the Mayor’s Award for his valuable contribution to Gibraltar with his tireless voluntary work. Jimmy has visited local Gibraltar schools giving talks on the importance of getting into action to help those in need be it here in Gibralar or far away, he has raised awareness amongst our community and has inspired direct action to help those in need in Sierra Leone, the results are there to be seen. Jimmy first visited Sierra Leone in February 2006 and has been supporting schools since then having built ten new schools and funded over 80+ water wells with the support of the people of Gibraltar “team Gibraltar” as he calls it.

The estimated investment in Sierra Leone through medical sponsorship programs, water wells and school building  projects since 2006 is a staggering £500,000 and this amount has been raised by our charity through the kindness and generosity of the people of Gibraltar.

 

Mayor's Awards Ceremony 5th April 2022 - an honour and privilige to have been conferred an award - thank you !

Mayor’s Awards Ceremony 5th April 2022 – an honour and privilige to have been conferred an award – thank you !

Jimmy Bruzon on hearing news about the award….

I am honoured to have been chosen for this award and thanks go out to the anonymous nominator(s) and especially to the many individuals who have supported our mission since we began in 2006 be it through monthly standing orders, one-off donations, by spreading the news on our charity in social media-press-radio-TV or by supporting fundraising events. Special thanks go to my friend Philip Sesay in Sierra Leone for ten years of tireless and selfless work in aid of so many needy communities in Sierra Leone, this award is also yours to celebrate Philip… tenki, tenki, tenki !!

Philip Sesay has worked tirelessly since 2012 in aid of needy children and communities - the Mayor's Award is shared with him. Philip is an amazing humanitarian and has made such a difference to so many lives in Sierra Leone. Thank you Philip and congratulations ! Tenki, tenki tenki !

Philip Sesay has worked tirelessly since 2012 in aid of needy children and communities – the Mayor’s Award is shared with him. Philip is an amazing humanitarian and has made such a difference to so many lives in Sierra Leone. Thank you Philip and congratulations ! Tenki, tenki tenki !

This is a team journey and every single one of you is important, without your incredible support nothing of what we have achieved together as a team would have been possible. I take this opportunity to thank you all for your amazing generosity and support and I encourage you all to keep making a difference, to keep saving and changing lives by getting into action… into Action4schools. Thank you Gibraltar from the bottom of my heart. “

 

Recent Projects

Future Fundraising

  1. Water Well Appeal – Call 8601 and donate £1

    January 1, 2015 - December 31, 2022
  2. Sponsor a Child

    January 1, 2022 - January 31, 2023

Future Fundraising

  1. Water Well Appeal – Call 8601 and donate £1

    January 1, 2015 - December 31, 2022
  2. Sponsor a Child

    January 1, 2022 - January 31, 2023
  3. Football Field and Sports Ground

    January 1, 2022 - September 30, 2023
  4. Hernia Operations

    January 1, 2022 - December 31, 2023
  5. Wastage Products Limited

    October 1 - December 31