Business Collaboration Project in Sierra Leone


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(Excluding flights)

With facilities on the ground set in Sierra Leone Working with YMCA Sierra Leone and AFFORD Sierra Leone, participants will be involved in Working through on live projects where they will be able to utilise the skills learnt on the training plus add what they have already gained in previous studies and experience to create programs for local needs in Sierra Leone:      

We are completing the development of a pilot programme with the YMCA in Sierra Leone, which would engage young diasporans to share their skills and knowledge with their peers on the ground in Sierra Leone to create solutions to local needs. A jointly designed programme of activities and engagement in consultation with YMCA Sierra Leone will launch for 2020 trips. Register your interest below and be informed when this opens shortly for you to start fundraise.

AFFORD is excited to be collaborating with YMCA youth hostel services along with AFFORD Sierra Leone - a capacity building and training to offer enthusiastic students, graduates and anyone who requires to undertake volunteer work in Africa, the opportunity to gain a burst of on the ground voluntary experience in Sierra Leone, West Africa.

Reasoning behind the program

There is critical issue of job availability in Africa countries to meet those entering the job market yearly in 2018 alone, 17-20 million new job seekers were predicted to come onto the market in Africa, south of the Sahara.
At AFFORD we are running a series of programmes/projects harnessing African diaspora resources to support job creation initiatives on the continent



What's included:

  • The cost of registration per participant includes accommodation.
  • The charges also includes airport pickups and return, orientation days and the trainings on the ground.

What's not included:

  • Flights – Participants are responsible for their flight to and from Arusha, Tanzania
  • Vaccinations
  • Local transport for personal travel


Making a booking

There are two ways to pay for this trip.

Self Funding

The deposit for this trip is £198 today then pay the remaining balance of the trip 90 days before your arrival date.

Fundraising option

Pay the deposit of £198 today then fundraise for the remaining price of the trip by setting up your fundraising page once you have paid your deposit.