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Sierra Leone is very rich in minerals and has relied on mining, especially diamonds, for its economic base. The country is among the top 10 diamond producing nations in the world, and mineral exports remain the main foreign currency earner. Sierra Leone also claims to be home to the third largest natural harbour in the world, the Queen Elizabeth II Quay (also known as the QE II Quay and locally as the Deep Water Quay or Government Warf).

The country has a tropical climate, with a diverse environment ranging from savannah to rainforests.Freetown is the capital, largest city and economic center. English is the official language,spoken at schools, government administration and by the media. However, the Krio language (a language derived from English and several African languages and native to the Sierra Leone Krio people) is the most widely spoken language in virtually all parts of the country.



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Kenema District
Kenema District is the most populous district in the Eastern Province of Sierra Leone with a population of 515,461. Its capital and largest city is Kenema, which is also the third largest city in Sierra Leone. Kenema District population is ethnically divers, although the Mende people make up the largest ethnic group. The district of Kenema enjoys religious plurality - Muslim and Christians. Since the emergence of the Second Liberian Civil War in 1999, Kenema District along with Bo District served more than 60,000 Liberian refugees.

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Kono District
Kono District is a district in the Eastern Province of Sierra Leone. Its capital and largest city is Koidu Town, which is also the fourth largest city in Sierra Leone. Kono District is one of the most ethnically diverse District in Sierra Leone though he district is primarily inhabited by the local Kono people, who make up the majority of the population. Before the civil war, Kono District had a population well over 600,000; however, it experienced devastation during the Sierra Leone Civil War (1999), which forced many of the residents out of the district. The district was heavily looted and constantly fought over due to the rich diamond reserves in the area. Kono District was called the "breadbasket" of Sierra Leone because of its economic importance. Every year the District produced hundreds of millions of U.S Dollars from the reserve of diamonds that it has being the home of the largest concentration of artisanal miners in the world.

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Kailahun District
Kailahun District is located in the Eastern Province of Sierra Leone, with international boundary with Republics of Liberia and Guinea. Inhabitants of Kailahun are Mende speaking people whose major occupation is cash crop cultivation, and small-scale farming. The district produces cocoa and coffee, and palm oil for export. The population is in the region of 600,000-1000,000. It is the remotest and farthest district in Sierra Leone. The road network in Kailahun is probably the worst in Sierra Leone. Kailahun used to be the headquarters of the Rebel Revolutionary United Front (RUF) during the rebel war in Sierra Leone. Now, Kailahun boast of several primary and secondary schools and economy is revolving around agriculture. There is also significant improvement on the road leading to Kailahun.

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Hello, I'm Lida, I came from Jerev, Armenia. I'm 30 years old, I finished psychology, as volunteer I worked with autistic kids and with small kids, I've done art and theatre therapy with then. Now I live in Musetesti. I really like people, kids, they are open-minded, kids and friendly. I like that here is safe place. I work with different age kids, teach them French language, different kind of art and other. In this project I would like to learn new interesting things and to share my experience with others.
 
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