Turley returns to Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone

This week, our team of 10 co-owners fly to Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown to work with charity partners Mission Direct, Home Leone and Tebbs Second Chances on several projects that will help transform lives in one of the world’s poorest countries.

The Turley Charitable Trust has been working in Sierra Leone since 2012 and we will revisit previous projects at Nehemiah Lifelines School and Waterloo Community Hospital.

This year, with support from our sponsors IM Land, First Panattoni and No5 Chambers, we will be working on two main projects:

Saio Elementary School

SAIO Elementary School is in Regent Village near the centre of Freetown, where a catastrophic mudslide took place in 2017. Due to the poor condition of the current building, where the children are taught in a tin shack or on the porch, the Ministry of Education has given the school an ultimatum to carry out urgent renovations and build 2 further classrooms to accommodate the current intake of 225 children and grow it back to over 300.

The Turley SL18 Team will be working with Tebbs Second Chances and Mission Direct to fund and carry out the renovation works, making a meaningful start in the next 2 weeks. Find out more about Tebbs SC here.


Destiny Village is a sustainable new settlement of up to 300 new homes, which will eventually support a community of around 2,000 people, providing low cost housing, jobs, social infrastructure and health facilities, education and vocational training. Turley Design has been involved in the masterplanning of the site.

The Turley SL18 team will be working with Home Leone to help build the next phase of homes, whilst staying on site in a location on the edge of the Western Peninsula near Waterloo.

Find out more about Destiny here.

The Charitable Trust is grateful for the offers of financial support and practical aid from many clients and contacts of the company. If you would like to add a further donation, please click here.

Visit our charitable partners:

Mission Direct

Home Leone

Thanks to our sponsors:

No5 Barristers Chambers

IM Properties

First Panattoni