Who we are
Thank you for considering supporting the Olney-Newton Link. We are at the Olney end of the Link, a small town in North Buckinghamshire, at the other end are our friends in Newton, a small community in Sierra Leone. Our Link is like a many-layered twinning. We aim to advance education (we have provided toilets and books for schools) and helped to relieve poverty (we've funded the rebuilding of war-damaged homes, a Skills Centre where vital skills can be passed on, to help the community help themselves out of poverty and a pre-school to look after the orphans from the Ebola crisis, which is now a community facility.) We have made a start, but, with the help of more donations, we want to do more.
Currently we are raising funds to assist with the building of premises for a tailoring school, and providing additional seating (to be made locally in SL) for the "Skills Centre" which is now twinned with the University in Freetown. We have recently sent funding for solar radios in order that children about to sit external examinations can continue their studies in spite of isolation during the COVID crisis.
Funds will be channelled through our unpaid committee in Newton to maximise the benefit.