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TAKE A LOOK inside these west African homes set up in Bromley's Market Square

PUBLISHED: 10:39 04 April 2017 | UPDATED: 10:39 04 April 2017

Sierra Leone huts set up in Bromley Market Square

Sierra Leone huts set up in Bromley Market Square

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The homes are expected to stay until May

A project aimed at revealing the life of a Sierra Leonian family was unveiled in Bromley yesterday (Monday).

International children’s charity World Vision has set up two life-size huts in the town’s Market Square, to recreate how a mother and her daughter from the west African country lived 15 years ago, and how they live now with the charity’s help.

The interactive installation, known as Journey of Hope, will stay in the town until May 7, when it moves on to Tunbridge Wells.

Steve Wood, director of marketing and communications at World Vision UK, said: “Visitors to our Journey of Hope exhibition in Bromley will experience first-hand the struggles families like Miatta and Ayie’s face in some of the world’s hardest places.

“As children and adults alike try to lift the water can little Ayie carries on her head, and feel the thin mattress slept on by an entire family, we hope they will gain deeper understanding of the challenges vulnerable families across the world encounter on a daily basis. But the experience is also a story of hope and transformation – a story we can all be a part of, changing lives for the better.”

The installation will also offer pupils from local schools the opportunity to take part in hands-on African drumming workshops. Before they know it, children will be drumming as part of a musical family, transported to the lands of Africa to see some of the work that World Vision is doing to help those in need.

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