In May 2006, Isaiah Washington journeyed to Sierra Leone, West Africa, to see the country identified through DNA testing as the homeland of his maternal ancestors. Isaiah brought along a doctor, an architect, an NAACP representative, a photographer, and a documentary film crew. Sierra Leone in 2006 bears the scars of an 11 year civil war but her people are hopeful and ready to pull together to rebuild their cities, restore their industries, and recapture the future for the next generation.

The Gondobay Manga Foundation will work to build and furnish schools, secure clean water supplies, give everyone access to proper medical care, preserve Bunce Island, rehabilitate the Bo Hospital, and recapture the resources of Sierra Leone so that they benefit all her people.

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