Freetown, where the Dream Home is located, receives a lot of rainfall - with high humidity. The discolored and faded outside walls of the Dream Home were in need of a fresh coat of paint.
At the end of July, Sylvester made a 2 week project visit to Sierra Leone. The Dream Home was one of the top reasons for his trip. He reports on his trip as follows:
September marked the start of a new school year for the Dream Home children and thanks to your ongoing support, the children had new uniforms and school supplies.
Develop Africa is in the process over the next couple of months to set up a poultry farm to benefit the Dream Home. The facilities had been previously used as a small poultry farm.
A series of tweets from the author JK Rowling as well as a number of thoughtful pieces regarding “voluntourism” have been making the rounds on social media as of late (August 2016).