We're making a difference with your help

Improving education in Sierra Leone through responsible, sustainable, nonprofit partnerships

We build schools

We are a nonprofit organization that revitalizes Sierra Leonean communities, empowers children and improves socioeconomic conditions for families, communities, and future generations.

We train teachers

Through opportunities that only an education can provide, we strive to break the cycle of poverty, one school at a time, by training teachers at intensive summer institutes.

We work as partners

Based in Seattle, Schools for Salone has a proven track record of working with Sierra Leoneans as they rebuild schools destroyed during a ten-year civil war. Once funds are raised, new schools are built in three months.

You can help build a school or support a child today!

Upcoming Travels

Cindy travels to Sierra Leone in a couple of weeks. She will visit our schools, meet with teachers and students, and strengthen relationships with other organizations working to improve literacy and to increase access to education for girls. Michael Zylstra, a recently returned Peace Corps volunteer, will travel with Cindy. They will gather information for […]

Save the Date!

Click here to learn more about our 4th Annual Seattle Anniversary Dinner!

2014 Give Big Event

This year the GiveBIG Event sponsored by The Seattle Foundation will be May 6th! Please check back on May 6th to make a donation! Your donation will be matched by a percentage of The Seattle Foundation’s  stretch pool of matching funds.   Click here to donate on May 6th!   About GiveBIG: The Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG […]

New Way to Donate!

Amazon is now offering customers a new way to donate to their favorite organizations: Amazon Smile! It’s as simple as their slogan, “You shop. Amazon gives.” Every time you shop, Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase price to SfS! So head over to Amazon, choose SfS as your designated organization, and start shopping!