Story Snapshots from Sierra Leone

There are a number of brief moments that are funny or interesting experiences or stories from the trip, so I’ve collected them into another “story snapshots” post. Hope you enjoy! * Instead of “casual Fridays,” office dress codes in Freetown on Friday become “African Friday.” During the earlier part of the week, everyone in the office was dressed business … More Story Snapshots from Sierra Leone

Focus Groups in Pejewest

After completing the training with the Kailahun SNAP+ team, our next day’s activity was to conduct focus group discussions with a small sample of people who had been selected and registered to receive the upcoming cash benefits. Our objective for conducting these focus group discussions was twofold: 1) Lydia and I had trained staff in facilitation skills … More Focus Groups in Pejewest

Training in Kailahun

Our second week in Sierra Leone was taken up by a trip out to one of the three districts where the SNAP+ program is operating. The SNAP program and its emergency cash distribution add-on SNAP+ are being implemented in three areas: Kailahun, Tonkolili, and Bombali. Because of the geographic spread and the size of the … More Training in Kailahun