Books for Mamboma Library

In May, our team delivered a truckload of books to our library in Mamboma. The surrounding communities are so thrilled to have the library shelves full of books for children to read and study! Teachers in Mamboma received library management training before these books arrived, opening the doors to more learning opportunities for children [...]

By | 2017-05-26T12:20:46+00:00 May 26th, 2017|Improve Education|0 Comments

Easter 2017 Teacher Training

Over Easter Break, our in-country partner, The Learning Foundation, conducted a literacy training workshop for our teachers in the North. This workshop is part of our strategy to provide ongoing, hands-on training and support for our teachers. We have more workshops and training lined up for our teachers in other parts of the country [...]

By | 2017-05-26T12:00:43+00:00 May 26th, 2017|Improve Education|0 Comments

Sellehun Construction has Begun!

Sellehun construction has begun! The village of Sellehun has been patiently waiting for a school for 3 years, and now it is becoming a reality! Our team participated in a ground-breaking ceremony in early May to build a 4-classroom school. Many thanks to Larry Snyder, who has dedicated so much time and energy to [...]

By | 2017-05-26T11:28:52+00:00 May 26th, 2017|Keep Kids in Schools, Uncategorized|0 Comments

March Library Training

In March, some of our teachers had the opportunity to participate in a 2-day training sponsored by Schools for Salone, The Learning Foundation Sierra Leone, and the Reading Initiative Salone. The training was facilitated by professors of Library Studies at the University of Sierra Leone. Upon successful completion of the training, each teacher received [...]

By | 2017-04-19T07:24:44+00:00 April 18th, 2017|Improve Education, Uncategorized|0 Comments

How Menstrual Hygiene is Changing Lives

We just started the 3rd quarter of the US Embassy grant for our Uman Talk program, and the response from girls who have participated in this program has been incredible! From January through March, our team has given reproductive health education to 433 girls across Sierra Leone, and distributed 133 Days for Girls kits [...]

By | 2017-04-18T15:01:58+00:00 April 6th, 2017|Uman Talks|0 Comments

Mamboma Library officially open!

This library was just a dream when Cindy was in Mamboma in October. Many thanks to a long time friend of Schools for Salone who wanted to make this library a dream come true. This "study house" will serve two primary schools and one junior secondary school in the area, over 700 students. The library [...]

By | 2017-04-19T07:29:59+00:00 August 10th, 2016|Improve Education|Comments Off on Mamboma Library officially open!

Keeping Girls in School!

We are excited to announce that Schools for Salone's Uman Talk Program is being awarded a $60,000 grant from the US Embassy Sierra Leone!!! This grant will be used to expand our reproductive health education programs and establish a project to make sustainable, reuseable menstruation kits in Sierra Leone. We are honored and thrilled to [...]

By | 2017-04-14T17:07:47+00:00 August 8th, 2016|Uman Talks|Comments Off on Keeping Girls in School!

Quality Education Through Partnerships!

We are excited to be partnering with The Learning Foundation, PEN-SL and The Sierra Leone Book Trust to improve quality education in our schools! In December 2015, at the end of ebola, we began literacy workshops and library skills training for all our schools. The response from our teachers has been overwhelming! During our country [...]

By | 2017-04-19T08:34:11+00:00 August 8th, 2016|Improve Education|Comments Off on Quality Education Through Partnerships!

Kei Kamara/Mike Lahoud Education for All School

Kei Kamara (NE Revolution) and Mike Lahoud (Miami FC), two professional soccer players born in Sierra Leone, joined forces to build the Kei Kamara/Mike Lahoud Education for All Primary School. This school provides access to disadvantaged children in Allen Town, East End Freetown. Groundbreaking began in May 2015 and classes began on September 7, [...]

By | 2017-04-19T08:45:36+00:00 June 10th, 2016|Keep Kids in Schools|Comments Off on Kei Kamara/Mike Lahoud Education for All School

Critical Water and Sanitation improvements to all our schools!

We are making sure all our schools have proper sanitation and clean water. This is critical in preventing many of the diseases in Sierra Leone. To do this, we are upgrading the latrine facilities at all our schools and installing rainwater collection handwashing stations. Education is inextricably linked to health. One cannot have one [...]

By | 2017-04-19T08:46:54+00:00 May 22nd, 2016|Keep Kids in Schools|Comments Off on Critical Water and Sanitation improvements to all our schools!