Every nation must now develop an overriding loyalty to mankind as a whole in order to preserve the best in their individual societies.
— Martin Luther King Jr. (1967)

Our Impact

 
 
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Community Development

  • 3 Rainwater catch systems with clean water filters installed in schools and a clinic

  • Upgraded health clinic that serves 6 villages (approx. 15,000 people) with new beds, solar power and lighting, mosquito nets & supplies;

  • Facilitate community health and hygiene programs with local health care workers;

  • Partnered with Marie Stopes International Sierra Leone to extend family planning, contraceptive delivery and female health into Baoma Chiefdom.

Digital Literacy

  • 2 rural village community resource centers offering digital literacy education;

  • 6 schools partnered with TVL introducing digital literacy into the classroom for grades 8 - 12;

  • 2500+ students introduced to digital literacy and technology;

  • Paid internship opportunities for successful students;

  • Program participants include: primary and secondary children, female farmers, females who have dropped out of school due to teenage pregnancy, people with disabilities and unemployed youth.

 

Early Childhood Education

  • 5 participating villages;

  • 1500+ children registered;

  • 1st early childhood program of its kind in participating villages;

  • Teacher training offered to schools not yet certified by the Sierra Leone Ministry of Education;

  • Parents with children in our program are more likely to prioritize primary education as a necessity for their children.

Vocational Training

  • 4 locally trained and employed youth to run center programs and revenue channels.

    • Business mentorship;

    • Entrepreneurial mentorship and micro-grants.

  • Digital vocational courses offered to the public.

Economic Sustainability

  • 2 solar powered community resource centers, internet connected, offering business services to local communities to support long-term development programs and supplement local operations - providing local jobs.

  • Revenue sources: printing/scanning/photocopying, solar cell phone charging, top up (data), photo printing, internet cafe, data input, vocational training, mobile money, and DSTV sports streaming.

  • 99% increase in weekly revenue average, from 2017 to date.

 

The Village Link partnered with Waterbearers to install a rainwater catch systems with clean water filters in 2 schools and a clinic with plans for more installations.

// The village of Golu only had 1 out of 5 water pumps in operation, providing water for 2000 residents. This system will provide clean drinking water for 10 years and throughout the year, even after the rainy season has passed.

 

Our Programs

 

Economic Sustainability: social Impact business

We have infrastructure, educational programs and multi-sector partnerships in place. To maintain these programs we developed a social impact business model at our center’s that generate income while creating job opportunities.

 

DIGITAL LITERACY programs

TVL’s rural digital literacy program leverages innovative technologies, offering a unique solution to economic development - creating a digital workforce with employable 21st century skills and a pathway to employment.

 
 

early childhood education

Sustainability doesn't happen over night. In order to achieve long term impact we start as early as possible. Together, with leaders in the community and educators, we help to shape the minds and actions of tomorrow.

 

Women's economic empowerment

UN Women says that when more women work, economies grow. By increasing the female labour force participation—or a reduction in the gap between women’s and men’s labour force participation—results in faster economic growth. 

 

Milestones


 
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2015

 

 

2012

 

2013

 
 
  • Obtained 501(c)3 status.

  • Constructed building infrastructure in Golu.