Cohort updates!

27.09.21

Aurora’s office is back in full swing again after a calm rainy period. Behind the scenes, however, a lot has happened over the past months at Aurora. Suzanne and Samuel have been working on amending the pre-accelerator programme (which you will read soon more about!), and Regina and Makalay have been working with our artisans on our long-term strategy.

With regards to cohort 3 of our pre-accelerator programme, we are also excited to announce some developments!

BREathe Yoga & Wellbeing

While some of us rather avoid going out in the rains, the team of BREathe Yoga & Wellbeing has certainly not! This summer they have secured their yoga studio, located at the National Stadium, where they are now teaching yoga classes on a daily basis. They have also been working on creating their business plan and their social media presence together with Samuel at Aurora Foundation’s office.

GRL. Photography

Also exciting things happening for Hickmatu, as she has ensured her first exhibition at the Swiss Hotel in Freetown on the 30th of September (tickets are sold via Swiss Hotel directly). During this summer, she pitched her business during the EWC National Finals, worked with Samuel on her set goals, and did a number of photoshoots for, amongst others, the BREathe Yoga & Wellbeing team (see photo above).

Youth Empowerment Forum

While both founders have been busy with running the business in Kono and university in Freetown, they have managed to keep their programme running. They currently have the 2nd group of students enrolled in their life skills programme and are planning their third group to start in the beginning of next year.

Two new groups of ICT graduates!

Two new groups of ICT graduates!

Despite the rains and challenges, Aurora Foundation and Byte Limited were able to host two groups of ICT classes over the past two weeks, both Beginner trainings. One class took place in the morning with trainer John, and the other in the afternoon with trainer...

Another successful ICT course at Aurora

Another successful ICT course at Aurora

From the 4th to the 15th of July, Aurora foundation and Byte Limited were honoured to host another ICT training for beginners during the afternoon hours. Eighteen students graduated after the exam and were awarded certificates during the graduation ceremony. We thank...

New ICT graduates!

New ICT graduates!

Last week we were able to congratulate not one, but two groups of ICT students with a certificate after they passed their exam! The past two weeks we had the pleasure of hosting an Intermediate ICT training during morning hours, and a Coding Bootcamp in the afternoon....