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Listen to the Children: A Journey of Sharing

Founder Logan MacGillivray from Canada started working with cdpeace when he was 10 years old in 2008.
Inspiring others to realize they can make a difference, Logan has campaigned across Canada and beyond to support children in Sierra Leone. With the guidance of cdpeace, Logan worked with many volunteers to ship two 40-foot containers filled with building, school supplies and sport equipments.

“When you are trying to do something good, people will come forward to help,” he says. “So nothing is too big to do.”

Logan depicts this journey in a short documentary/music video and he is now raising funds to build a multi-purpose Centre for children at the cdpeace headquarters in Mayagba , Sierra Leone.

For more information, visit Listen to the Children.


InterChange is a growing, united, and diverse group of community-based peace builders around the world who share knowledge, collaborate on educational and research projects, and support one another with the aim of nurturing a developing, dynamic, durable and positive peace.

Peace building may involve a multiplicity of actors –community, academics, religious leaders, and policy makers– both within and outside the immediate conflict zone. Its particular focus is the actors and activities based at the level of the individual, the family, the group, the neighbourhood and the community.

For more information, visit InterChange.

Sherry Prenevost Photography
Sherry Prenevost is a cdpeace volunteer in Canada. She initiated Jill’s Kids Foundation in memory of her friend Jill who was very interested in supporting the work of cdpeace in Sierra Leone but passed away in 2009. To honor her dying wish, Jill’s family and friends decided to raise funds during Jill’s funeral for the children in Sierra Leone which has now become the focus of Sherry’s volunteer work with cdpeace.

Jill’s Kids Resource Centre will be built at Mabari/Makonkorie in Gbonkolenken Chiefdom.

Faculty of Education, Queen’s University

Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Our Partnership Work with Queens University

School of Business, Computing and Hospitality, Fleming College

The International Trade and Marketing program is the first department at Fleming to embrace a partnership with cdpeace and Sierra Leone. In 2009, the department initiated an applied approach allowing senior students to choose and develop an international project. Faculty members Sarah Duncan and Russell Turner introduced the students to the work of cdpeace. Sarah has visited Sierra Leone and been an active volunteer with cdpeace since 2006 and Russell brings his extensive international and economic development experience to students at Fleming. In the near future, IT students will continue their involvement with cdpeace initiatives in product manufacturing and income generation, as well as export marketing particularly in the area of women’s education. Since Fleming graduates students with expertise in a wide variety of program areas, we are excited about continuing and growing our partnership. For more information see International Trade

Coady International Institute

St Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Coady International Institute has been promoting community self-reliance since it opened its doors to educate leaders from around the world 50 years ago. Established by St. Francis Xavier University in 1959, the Coady International Institute is world-renowned as a centre of excellence in community-based development and leadership education. The Institute was named in honour of Rev. Dr. Moses Coady, a prominent founder of the Antigonish Movement – a people’s movement for economic and social justice that began in Nova Scotia during the 1920s.

For more information, visit Coady International Institute.