The Tim Hetherington Award, 2014

Earlier last month we teamed up with Dukes at Komedia to host a screening of “Which way is the Front Line From Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington”, a touching film recounting the life of Photographer and Humanitarian, Tim Hetherington. We worked closely with the Hetherington family in order to organise this event and have been asked by the Hetherington’s to pass on their gratitude for supporting the event and showing interest in their son’s life.

One of the panelist that spoke after the screening was Peter Penfold, an Ex-Foreign diplomat who had worked closely with Tim in order to provide resources to schools for the Blind in Sierra Leone. It is because of this reason that Penfold and the rest of the charity committee for the school board created ‘The Tim Hetherington Award’. This award provides essential funds to support the students and alumni at the one of the schools.

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This years donation was raised, in full, from the screening that we held at the Dukes at Komedia.

We are overwhelmed by the support shown by the people that came and we would just like to take a moment, at the start of the New Year, to thank everybody that came to the event and has supported us throughout the past year, and also to the Dukes for being so generous. We at Miniclick are indebted to everybody visits our events and asks such engages with what we are trying to do.

So, we’re over the moon to announce the recipient of this years Tim Hetherington Award!

This year’s recipient, Thomas Alieu, is the founder and Director of the Educational Centre  for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Sierra Leone. Born in Bo in 1974, Thomas, has been working to improve the lives of his fellow blind and disabled Sierra Leoneans since leaving Fourah Bay University in 1999. His determination to overcome overwhelming difficulties in pursuit of helping others makes him a worthy recipient of this year’s award. He will be presented with the award at a ceremony at the Family Kingdom in Freetown on 15 January, to be hosted by Peter Penfold.

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“Last year’s recipients of the Tim Hetherington Award, Usman & Ali”

Congratulations Thomas!

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