Small donations mount up and the project managers are excellent at managing money making £1.00 go far. Many of the participants in Sierra Leone are also giving by volunteering, supporting the training of teachers, facilitating temporary accommodation and sharing equipment. Donations spent in Sierra Leone also helps the local economy.
If you’d like to make a donation, please use our page at Virgin Money Giving.
Other ways of helping:
Are you a teacher or lecturer or researcher in Education? Do you have any relatively up to date literature on learning and teaching topics. Teachers are anxious to develop their knowledge but it is not easy for them. Donations of literature and CPD material would be very welcome. (See contact details.)
Are you a medically trained professional with text books you no longer require? We are now supporting candidates for SRN Degree in Sierra Leone. Basic text books are extremely expensive. If you no longer require yours please consider giving them to ARET.
Can you sew knit or crochet? We are looking for volounteers to make children’s shorts, cotton dresses and light weight knitted or crocheted baby items. Are you clearing out a craft cupboard and have surplus wool, thread, buttons, zips, ribbon etc? ARET can send them to Women Empowerment Groups in Sierra Leone. (see items in the blog).
Morag Keenan runs an AirBnB in the popular tourist area of Lochaber. If you know anyone intending a visit to the area, please suggest the very comfortable rooms at Quiet Corner in the Highlands. Currently all visitors have given a 5* review. All the profits from Airbnb guests go directly to the projects supported by ARET.
(Due to Covid 19 Quiet Corner in the Highlands is closed until further notice)
For steam railway enthusiasts, the Jacobite Steam Train Trip is described as “one of the greatest railway journeys in the world”. Running from April through to October, the route runs through the village of Lochailort, close to Morag’s AirBnB. Lochailort is a short (20 mins) drive from the spectacular Glenfinnan Viaduct, featured in the first Harry Potter movie.