Purpose and Objective
We Help Those In Need
SLRDO, Inc. will embark and undertake worldwide solicitation program to raise funds, materials of any kind, and other resources to assist the children and the disadvantaged in Sierra Leone. We solicit through public relations campaigns using newspapers, flyer, brochures, the internet and electronic media.
Our people-to-people outreach program includes donating basic essentials, medicines and medical supplies to poor health centers, clothes to orphans, the disadvantaged, and the hardest hit war victims via a distribution network that ensures that the supplies reach those who need them the most.
Programs will be developed to address specific needs of various communities and establish partnerships with government agencies and community leaders.
SLRDO, Inc. works together with institutions, individuals, and groups to identify programs and health concerns in order to confront environment and economic conditions that perpetuate contagious diseases among the poor.
Brief History of Sierra Leone
The Sierra Leone Map
Sierra Leone is
located on the west coast of West Africa.
In 1462 Portuguese explorer Pedro da Cintra mapped the hills surrounding what is now Freetown
naming the region Serra Lyoa (translated Lion
The green stripe represents
agriculture, the country's natural wealth
and its mountains. The white stripe stands for justice and unity, and blue represents the Atlantic Ocean and the harbor
of Freetown, the country's capital.
The Sierra Leone Coat of Arms
The Sierra Leone Coat of Arms
were designed and adopted in 1960. The arms show a lion beneath a zigzag border, representing the Lion Mountains (Sierra Leone in Spanish), after which the country
was named. It also shows three torches which are meant to
symbolize education and progress. At the base are wavy bars depicting the seas
and ocean. The green
represents agricultural and natural
resources, the blue represents the Harbor of Freetown and the white represents unity and justice.
The Geography of Sierra Leone
sq. km. or 29,925 sq. miles - Slightly smaller than South Carolina.
Freetown (Population, 786,900)
Bo (Southern Province)
swamps and beaches and mostly shallow bays along the coast, wooded hills along
the immediate interior, and a mountainous plateau in the interior.
The People of Sierra Leone
Population: 5,132,138 (July 2009 est., CIA World Factbook)
Annual Population Growth Rate: 2.179% (2009
est., CIA World Fact Book)
Krio (Creole) 10%
Refugees from Liberia’s recent civil war; and some
Europeans, Indians, Pakistanis, and Lebanese.
English, Krio, Temne, Mende, and 15 other
Education: Literacy - 35.1% (2004 estimate)
The Leaders: Past and Present
Bai Bureh (Temne Worrior): 1840-1908
Sir Milton Margai:
Sir Albert Margai:
Col. Juxton Smith:
Siaka Probyn Stevens: 1905-1988
Maj. Gen. Joseph Saidu Momoh: 1937-2003
Capt. Melvin Strasser:
Paul Koroma: 1960-2003
Ahmed Tejan Kabbah: 1932-Present
Ernest Bai Koroma: 1953-Present
Some Currency of Sierra Leone
The Freetown Cotton Tree - A National
Landmark of Sierra Leone