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!

Solar comes to Sembehun Primary School

Thanks to help from the Columbia River Peace Corps Association, we were able to install a solar power system at our school in Sembehun in early August! Even before we notified the village, they had made arrangements to hire the recently retired headmaster to hold evening literacy classes.

Ebola Update

As the Ebola crisis continues to escalate, we here at SfS continue to be in close contact with our team on the ground in Sierra Leone. To date, there are no reported cases in any of the villages where we work. Thanks to our recent appeal, we have raised about $3000 which is being used […]

Thank you for joining us July 19 in San Francisco!

What a fun time we had at El Rio on July 19! Together we raised over $10,000 to support students and teachers in Sierra Leone!

GiveBIG 2014 Update – Gbumbeh!

On May 6th, together we brought in over $33,000 including our $8,000 anonymous donor match! These funds have been used to build a new school in Gbumbeh! Thank you to the generosity to everyone who contributed, to EMG for kick starting our Gbumbeh Fund last year! Thanks to an anonymous donor we are going to install a […]