SLCC Cooperative meeting

Today, 6th August, we had a big SLCC Cooperative meeting, attended by members of our Board and over 50 epresentatives of our cooperatives. I thought I should share with you what a marvelous day it was. Not least because the meeting itself was a great success, but something beyond my imagination happened. It is all about perspectives!! While…

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OUR STRATEGIES:

Localization of decision-making, revitalization of democratic structures and communitarian values: By utilizing participatory rural appraisal (PRA) techniques, we identify and encourage the emergence of democratic community structures such as farmer cooperatives and village development committee (VDCs). These structures are representative and are empowered to analyze the issues that affect their communities. Once communities know the…

Our Programmes

OUR PROGRAMMES INCLUDE: 1.Agriculture and livelihoods diversification: we support Small-Scale Agricultural Initiatives (SSAIs) and the building of farmer cooperatives 2.Women and youth development: entrepreneurial development, vocational and non-formal education 3.Environmental remediation: we support the reclamation of mined-out lands in mining communities 4.Research, documentation & monitoring: we research and monitor the management and redistribution of natural…

Our Governance

SLCC activities are directed by the Programme Director and overseen by a District Board Agricultural cooperatives and community development committees (VDCs) also have their management and decision-making structures at community level We encourage the hosting of AGMs at the end of every year to evaluate our work, progress & challenges

Our Origins

We are a community-based organization, registered in Sierra Leone: (registration Number: CBO/SL/476-WA749) The idea of the SLCC was first conceived in 2002 by a small group of Sierra Leonean students then studying at the University of Oxford in the U.K. Our vision is informed by G.K. Chesterton’s ideas of ‘distributism’ and the importance of the…

Our Vision

We envisage a vibrant Sierra Leonean society where the social and economic rights of rural women and youth are promoted and through fair redistribution of resources , people in rural communities are able to perform their roles and responsibilities through sustainable livelihood activities.