We are a nonprofit organization that revitalizes Sierra Leonean communities, empowers children and improves socioeconomic conditions for families, communities, and future generations.
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.
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.
Philadelphia Union midfielder and soccer star Michael Lahoud was born in Freetown, Sierra Leone. He escaped the devastating civil war when he was six years old, moving to the United States to be with his mother, and he still has strong ties to his home country. Since 2011, Michael has been committed to building a school [...]
Bill Hamid, goalie for Major League Soccer’s D.C. United team, is helping to raise funds for a school in Sierra Leone. A native of Annandale, Virginia, Bill’s parents were raised in Sierra Leone. He made his professional debut on May 5, 2010, in a game against the Kansas City Wizards, becoming the youngest [...]
To donate within the U.S., please click here: To donate outside of the U.S., please click here: Kei Kamara’s life reads like an exciting novel. Born in West Africa. Survivor of the tragic Blood Diamonds war in Sierra Leone. War Refugee. Escapes to the United States to rejoin his mother. High school, college. Professional [...]
Once our schools are built, many of the students still need your help. Primary education in Sierra Leone is “free,” but the costs for purchasing uniforms, shoes, and school supplies can prevent families from being able to send their children to school. More than 30% of children at the primary education level are [...]