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In 2008 Logan saw images of the hardships the children of Sierra Leone faced after 11 years of a horrific civil war. These images touched him and he decided he wanted o help. Since then he has raised money, allowing the shipment of two 40-foot containers filled with school, recreational and building supplies to rural northern Sierra Leone to help rebuild and refurbish schools. The supplies in these containers were all donated by Nova Scotia schools, businesses and many individuals, and had an approximate value of $55,000.
Logan has also produced several animations on the environment as well as a music video, which have been screened at Viewfinders International Film Festival for Youth and other Canadian and American festivals. His most recent animation “Don’t Exclude, Include” was selected as one of 10 across Canada in a Stop Racism program sponsored by Immigration Canada.
As Logan loves making films, in an effort to bring greater awareness to this war torn area he created a documentary on sending his first container to Sierra Leone. Logan presents this film, “Listen to the Children”, throughout the year at schools, businesses, organizations and peace day conferences. The film has been shown at
various universities and organizations on five continents.
Currently, Logan is raising money to build a children’s multipurpose centre in Maygba, Sierra Leone. It will provide educational and recreational facilities to over
40 villages. Books, music instruments and numerous other supplies from the second container will serve to furnish the library, classroom, computer room, art room, music room and outdoor recreational area of the children’s multipurpose centre. The construction has now begun through the Centre for Development and Peace Education (cdpeace), an NGO based in rural Sierra Leone.
In recognition for his efforts in Sierra Leone and throughout Nova Scotia communities he has received numerous awards including the 2008 Nova Scotia
Human Rights Award, the 2008 Y Peace Medal for Greater Halifax, the 2009 Hero Amongst Us Award from the Boston Celtics and the 2009 Premier’s Power of
Positive Change Award in Nova Scotia. He was also the 2009 Me to We / Chatelaine Youth in Action recipient.
Logan receives the 2010 Red Cross Young Humanitarian Award from Her
Honour Ltd. Governer Mayann E. Francis and Mr. Fred Smithers.
Logan and Dr. Ivar Mendez
2010 Red Cross Humanitarian Award Recipients.