When you educate a man, you feed his family;
When you educate a girl, you educate a nation.

(Old African saying)

Mabel's Cottage Foundation

Mabel Lewis

Mabel's Cottage was the home of Mabel Lewis in Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone. Her daughter Zainab Turay inherited the House from her and decided to use this House to shelter pregnant teenagers. This is a tribute to her mother, who during her lifetime, also dedicated herself to help other people.

A number of persons in Sierra Leone and in Netherlands consider this initiative of Zainab a great opportunity to provide teenagers in Sierra Leone a perspective for a better life. Together with her, they want to commit themselves to this cause. Therefore, the foundation Mabel's Cottage was established on May 7, 2014.

The Mabel’s Cottage Foundation aims to improve the position of teenagers in Sierra Leone. In particular, vulnerable, single, pregnant teenagers and their child helping them to build a future and to become financially independent.

Our target group are teenagers (13-19 year old) in particular. We carry out our support by providing shelter and care to these women for 18 months during and after their pregnancy. In addition, they receive a basic (vocational) training and eventually they receive support in setting up their own businesses if they are capable.

The latest news

Board Members of The Netherlands Mabel's Cottage visit to Freetown

From 10 to 17 January 2015, the Board members of Mabel's Cottage (of course at your own account) visited Mabel's Cottage in Freetown. A great experience....

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Board Members of The Netherlands Mabel's Cottage visit to Freetown

News Letter July 2015

From 30 April to 31 May Zainab was to Freetown again . she found a group of glad , happy people there. Aunt Rosie (the supervisor of the residents ) had adop...

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News Letter July 2015
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