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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!

Supporting Kalia Village

Kalia, a small village in the Southern Province of Sierra Leone, was devastated during the Ebola crisis. Thirty-five people died, leaving 52 orphaned children. Thanks to generous support from the Schultz Family Foundation, we are helping the village to move forward. During the height of the outbreak, the entire village was quarantined, resulting in the […]

Schools Reopen April 14, 2015!

  The Ebola crisis has subsided, allowing classes to resume on Tuesday, April 14, 2015. While many parents were still reluctant to send their children back to school, we hope that the classrooms will be filled again to overflowing soon. In preparation, our team in Sierra Leone made repairs to several of our schools: Sembehun, […]

7th Annual Schools for Salone Benefit

An evening of live music, dancing, and West African cuisine Saturday, June 20 4-8pm at El Rio is San Francisco, CA  

GiveBIG update!

Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG, raised $20,000 for Schools for Salone!  The first $2500 raised was matched thanks to the Seattle International Foundation and ALL donations were stretched by GiveBIG’s generous sponsors. Thanks to your generous support, sanitation and water upgrades can be made at our schools!