Once War-Ravaged, Sierra Leone Opens its Breathtaking Beaches to Eco-tourism

Once War-Ravaged, Sierra Leone Opens its Breathtaking Beaches to Eco-tourism

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Ecotourism in SL, photo courtesy of Filippo BozottiSierra Leone, a country once synonymous with child soldiers and blood diamonds, is now at peace. Communities forced to start over and create jobs for unemployed youth while halting the rampant poverty, are turning their hopes toward the coastline, one of the most beautiful in Africa, for help in rejuvenating the country.

“Tourism,” Daniel Macauley of Sierra Leone says, “can be the biggest opportunity for Sierra Leone.”

Two young entrepreneurs, who created Tribewanted Sierra Leone, agree. In October they launched an ecotourism community on one of the most breathtaking and untouched beaches in Africa.

(READ the story by Jenny Inglee, a Good News Network supprter, at TakePart.com)

Photo courtesy of Filippo-Bozotti

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