Happy New Year!

01.01.19

Dear partners and supporters

We wish you a happy New Year – may joy and happiness follow you

We thank you for your partnership and support over the past few years and are looking forward to new adventures

Aurora’s year in a nutshell:

January

Aurora’s founders visited Sierra Leone and met with Aurora’s partners including the weavers in Brama Town, who are working with us in our Sweet Salone project

February

Weaving of a Sweet Salone pillow and blanket, designed by 1+1+1 underway, preparation for Design March 2018 underway

March

Sweet Salone products designed by 1+1+1 on display at Design March 2018

April

Villagers in Brama Town see the video Aurora made about the town’s weavers

May

And then they were four! Agnes joins Aurora’s office in Freetown

June

Fabric shopping in Malama Thomas Street Freetown for Sweet Salone dresses designed by As We Grow

July

Sweet Salone products for sale in Museum of Design and Applied Art, Iceland

August

We visited the two microfinance companies we have been supporting for the last few years

September

In Sierra Leone we have been looking for locally grown cotton for our Sweet Salone products, here we are in Samabendu, Tongolili seeing how the women spin the cotton

October

This fabulous team worked together in preparing for the re-opening of the Lettie Stuart Pottery School and Center

November

What a team! Musicians from Iceland, Sierra Leone and the UK jammed during the first Freetown Music Writing Week

December

The winners of the Kraumur Music Awards 2018

POP UP market in Iceland 9.-11th of DECEMBER

POP UP market in Iceland 9.-11th of DECEMBER

Now it is time for our POP-UP market in Iceland. It will take place 9th, 10th and the 11th of December in MENGI. This year we will be joined by the book publisher Angústura! We are excited to share the space with them. They focus on publishing unique, exciting and...

Kraumur Music Awards Nominees

The moment we have been waiting for is here! We are immensly proud of having founded these awards. To watch them grow and empower artists every year brings us great and sincere joy. The Kraumur Music Awards Nominees are: Al­freð Drexler - Drexler’s Lab Ari Árel­íus -...

Grassroot Gender Empowerment Movement and Aurora Foundation

Grassroot Gender Empowerment Movement and Aurora Foundation

GGEM is a Sierra Leonean microfinance institution that Aurora Foundation has been supporting since 2014. GGEM stands for Grassroots Gender Empowerment Movement. We got to meet some of GGEM successful clients and now we share their stories.  Meet Miss Mariatu Sesay!...