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Australia has provided AUD1.5 million to support Sierra Leone’s National Sustainable Agriculture Development Plan, which aims to commercialise the agriculture sector and provide much needed employment in the country.
In 2011 Australia provided four thousand Sierra Leonean school children with lap desks, to ensure all the children have access to the basic facilities necessary to complete their school day.
Australia has supported a number of community projects in Sierra Leone, including a project to reduce violence against women, as well as a number of community sports intiatives (including school volleyball, and soccer programs in Freetown and in the border areas of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia). In 2010 Australia provided solar electricity to Senior Secondary Schools in Bombali District of Sierra Leone.
Australian company Cape Lambert is currently operating in Sierra Leone.