Rogbora benefits from Fambul Tok

Women in Rogbora welcome Fambul Tok

Women in Rogbora welcome Fambul Tok

Fambul Tok is not only reconciling people or communities but believes linking reconciliation with development is of paramount importance.  After their bonfires, communities assess their needs, and look for projects they can do together to support their development.

In Rogbora (in Fakunya chiefdom, Moyamba district), the only health post was burnt down during the war.  The Peace Mothers (the women’s support group established after the Fambul Tok bonfire) in Rogbora and 6 surrounding villages came together and decided that building a Traditional Birth Attendants’ house should be a top priority for the community, so that pregnant women would no longer have to be rushed to distant hospitals.  They immediately started working on the structure.

Traditional birth attendants structure in Rogbora, Moyamba

Traditional birth attendants structure in Rogbora, Moyamba

Fambul Tok supported the project by donating bundles of zinc roofing sheets.  Unfortunately, earlier than expected heavy rains washed away the building the day the roof was to be installed.  Undeterred, however, the community immediately set about to rebuild it.

About Solomon Yarjoh

Solomon Yarjoh is the Communications Director for the Fambul Tok program in Sierra Leone.
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