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!

Join us July 19 in San Francisco!

Put your dancing shoes on and join us at El Rio for some West African cuisine, fun, chance to win a weekend at Sea Ranch, and more!

GiveBIG 2014 Update – Gbumbeh!

On May 6th, together we brought in over $33,000 including our $8,000 anonymous donor match! Much of these fund swill be used to build the new school in Gbumbeh! Thank you to the generosity to everyone who contributed, to EMG for kick starting our Gbumbeh Fund last year! Money was wired early this week to hold […]

We are back!

Cindy and Michael Zylstra are back from their travels to Sierra Leone. They visited many of our schools, met with teachers and students, and strengthened relationships with other organizations working to improve literacy and to increase access to education for girls. We will update this with more photos and info soon!  

Save the Date!

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