Nancy (born 08.05.2001): “I live here with my younger sister Aminata. I enjoy mixing colours and styles. I go to senior school (SSS) and at the moment I am preparing for my exams so that I can transition to SSS2, which means I have to study hard over the summer. My favourite subjects at school are biology and further maths. My ambition is to become a surgeon and I want to make a difference at home in Sierra Leone and abroad. I love singing and dancing and I also love reading. I am grateful for all the help and support and I am determined to succeed. My favourite colours are pink and yellow. I love dogs. My motto is: my tomorrow must be greater than today.”
Sponsorship status: ✔ Nancy has a full sponsorship.
Augustine (born 19.08.1998): “I support Manchester United football club, because they are the best team in the world! England is my favourite country because of Man United. I also love the language of the British. I love animals, especially dogs, and also sheep. It has always been my dream to become a journalist in the future, most likely a political journalist. Ever since MercyHome took up the challenge to care for us children, it has made a big difference in my life, especially in my education, clothing, food and shelter. I am now preparing for my West African Certificate Examination (WASS), which I need to pass so that I can go to university. My hope is to go to the oldest college in West Africa, Fourah Bay College in Freetown, Sierra Leone. As the eldest here at MercyHome, I appreciate all the help and support I am getting as I work towards becoming an independent young adult. I have almost daily contact with Europe, I send my written essays and receive constructive feedback. This guiding hand gives me the confidence and hope that I need for the future. My motto in life is: always be honest, and always persevere.”
Sponsorship status: ✔ Augustine has a full sponsorship.
N’Mah (born 30.12.2001): “I am the big sister of Fatmata and Ibrahim. I really love music, and dancing is my talent. I love to dance African-style, but I am not much of a singer! My hobbies are balance ball and board games like Ludo. My favourite colours are yellow and green. My favourite animals are dogs, we look after two in the home. I like going to school and I really want to complete my education. My favourite subjects at school are commerce and business management. It is my hope to become an accountant, so I will need to study finance and maths. I want to thank MercyHome for these great opportunities.”
Sponsorship status: ✔ N’Mah has a full sponsorship.
Saffiatu (born 12.06.2004): “I love going to school and I am top of my class. At the moment I am preparing for the basic education certification examinations. My favourite subjects at school are language arts and integrated science. The suffering of my country has made a great impression on me, which is why I want to become a doctor. I want to travel internationally and to make a difference. I also have musical ambitions and want to become an artist. I adore singing and dancing and am a great performer. I absolutely love to read, I am a real bookworm! I also like sports and can give the boys a good run for their money at football! My favourite colours are yellow and blue. I am very happy here at MercyHome and I hope that with the support I am getting I will be able to fulfil my ambitions.”
Sponsorship status: ✔ Saffiatu has a full sponsorship.
Saffie (born 22.08.2004): “I came to the home with my big brother Augustine. I was very young, just 3 years old. I love school and my favourite subjects are Religious Moral Education (RME), integrated science and Creative Practical Arts (CPA). I am very creative, and l love drawing and design. I really love animals, we have two dogs here at the home. Because I have a very strong bond with them, I am mostly responsible for looking after and feeding them. I also love cats. I love animals so much that I have decided to become an animal doctor. My hobbies are dancing and music, and reading. I am not really into sports, but I like skipping rope and I love to play in the water, in fact I am a bit of a water rat! My favourite colours are black, pink and red, and I also love white! I am really happy here at MercyHome. I want to thank MercyHome for looking after us, and I really appreciate the sponsors.”
Sponsorship status: ✔ Saffie has a full sponsorship.
Haja (born 15.07.2001): “I live here with my older sister Ishiatu. I like going to school, right now I am in senior school. I want to become an accountant in the future, with the help of MercyHome. My favourite subject at school is financial and cost accounting. I like to read and to dance, and I love music. I like balance ball, and skipping rope. My favourite colours are yellow and blue! I am happy here at MercyHome, I have lived in many different foster homes since I was a child and I hope MercyHome will be the best! And I want to say thank you; I am very grateful to my sponsor!”
Sponsorship status: ✔ Haja has a full sponsorship.
Alimamy (born 27.10.2006): “I am the youngest child at MercyHome. I like to play football and balance ball. I enjoy going to church and singing. My favourite subjects at school are maths and Religious Moral Education (RME). With the help of MercyHome, I want to become a pilot. My favourite colours are blue and pink! I like animals, my favourite of all is the monkey, monkeys are beautiful.”
Sponsorship status: ✔ Alimamy has a full sponsorship.
Aminata (born 10.05.2002): “I am very sporty and love to play football and basketball, and I also like skipping rope. I love school and my favourite subjects are language arts and home economics. My ambition is to become a magistrate and I want to study law. I would love to make a difference by helping orphaned children. I like to read and to prepare food, and I also help in the kitchen. I love to help prepare the vegetables, and my speciality is chicken fried rice! My favourite colours are yellow, pink and mauve! I am happy here at MercyHome and I really appreciate all the help and support I am getting.”
Sponsorship status: ✔ Aminata has a full sponsorship.
Fatmata (born 30.11.2002): “I like to go to church, particularly because I get to sing. My favourite subjects at school are integrated science and social studies. After I was ill last year and had to go to hospital, I decided I wanted to become a medical doctor. As a vocational skill I would also like to learn hair dressing, because I love to do the hair of the other girls at MercyHome. My education is very important to me. I love singing and dancing and enjoy when our music teacher comes to the home to teach us. I also have a talent for acting and performing. My favourite colours are yellow and red. When I grow up I want to help my country and make a difference.”
Sponsorship status: ✔ Fatmata has a full sponsorship.
Ibrahim (born 01.01.2006): “My best friend is Alimamy and people call us double trouble. I like to play football, basketball and tennis, and going to the beach is a big treat. I like to sleep and to walk! My favourite colour is yellow, because it makes me happy. I love school, and my favourite subjects are Religious Moral Education (RME), and language arts (learning about planets, the solar system, English language writing and speaking). My ambition is to become an airline pilot, and I am good at maths. I want to say thank you to the people that support me here at MercyHome. May God bless you and your family.”
Sponsorship status: ✔ Ibrahim has a full sponsorship.
Bintu (born 17.06.2004): “I like to dance, especially with my best friends Saffie and Saffiatu. I am passionate about cooking and I help the staff in the kitchen every day. I think I would make a good housewife! My speciality is fried rice! I love school and my favourite subjects are maths and language arts. I would like to train to become a nurse. My hobbies are balance ball and skipping rope, I’m very good at skipping! I also like music and reading. My favourite colours are yellow and pink. I love animals, especially dogs and cats. I am really happy at MercyHome and I know that not everybody has the opportunities that we now have. I am very grateful.”
Sponsorship status: ✔ Bintu has a full sponsorship.
Hassan (born 10.05.2004): “I was very young when I arrived at my first home, and I don’t remember much about it. Now that I am at MercyHome I am very happy, and I love school and have lots of friends there. At school my favourite subjects are integrated science, which we have every day, and verbal attitude (speaking). My hobbies are reading, football and volleyball. Also I really love to sing and dance; I have been told that I have a fine singing voice, and my big talent is dancing. When I grow up I want to join the armed forces (the army), I like the discipline and I like that if there is any trouble, soldiers are there to help and keep the peace. My favourite colours are yellow and blue. I really want to say thank you for all the support and the opportunities that I now have, I love MercyHome.”
Sponsorship status: ✔ Hassan has a full sponsorship.
Mohamed (born 24.09.2004): “My mum left me and my brother Alimamy in the care of our first home when we were very young. I am very happy today here at MercyHome and really appreciate all the support. It means we can finish our education, and it is my hope to become a journalist in the future. I love going to school and my favourite subjects are English and Religious Moral Education (RME). I love to play football, and at school we can also play tennis. I like music and I like to sing, dancing not so much! My favourite colours are black and red. I am very grateful for all your support, and it means a lot to me to finish my education so that I can become a great person in the future.”
Sponsorship status: ✔ Mohamed has a full sponsorship.
Ishiatu (born 05.01.1999): “People call me the boss, even though I’m small. I like to keep all the kids in check and I am a born organizer. I’m told I have a cheeky sense of humour and an infectious laugh. I like maths and business management and I want to become a bank manager, and I am also interested in catering. My hobby is cooking, and I help in the kitchen at MercyHome. Right now I am preparing for the West African Certificate Examination (WASS), which I need for entry to university. I want to go to Njala University in Bo. My motto in life is to be honest and to make a difference in society.”
Sponsorship status: ✔ Ishiatu has a full sponsorship.
Momoh (born 01.08.2001): “I like to play football and I love to go to school. I am very ambitious and am top of my class. I am a born entertainer, and am known for my trademark smile. My favourite subjects are economics and accounting, and maths. I want to study accounting at IPAM (Institute of Public Administration and Management) so that I can become an accountant here in Sierra Leone. It has always been my dream to work in a big office, and as an accountant. One day I would love to travel, and I dream of visiting France, Paris especially. My hobbies are reading and dancing. It’s a great honour for me to be at MercyHome because I have lived all my life as an orphan, so the other kids really are my family and I have a happy life here. My favourite colour is blue, because I love Chelsea football club in England! I also love dogs.”
Sponsorship status: ✔ Momoh has a full sponsorship.