Moseilelo School Construction Project: Conservation Education Schools for Salone is excited to partner with Tacugama, a chimpanzee sanctuary in the Western Area Peninsula National Park in Sierra Leone. Tacugama was established in 1995 to enforce the law and rehabilitate confiscated, orphaned and abandoned chimpanzees with the aim to release back them into their natural habitat. Sierra [...]
Gbumbeh Primary School! is finally complete! A far cry for the original school we found in the village. Cindy visited Gbumbeh Primary School on October 9, 2015, seeing the new school for the first time. The school is the pride and joy of this village. It was chosen as a workshop site for teachers [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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!
2014 was a busy and full year for us, made more complicated and challenging because of the devastation spread throughout Sierra Leone by Ebola. We are grateful for the generous support we have received and feel incredibly responsible to use these funds efficiently, effectively and wisely. Below are links to Schools for Salone 2014 Annual Report and our Sierra [...]
Our 2015 Schools for Salone calendar is ready! We are now taking orders for our beautiful, newly designed 2015 calendar, featuring photos from across Sierra Leone. The photos collected in the calendar were taken by Peace Corps Volunteers who served before and after the war and represent Mama Salone through the eyes of those who [...]
We've just sent money to purchase 50 bags of rice for our student and teacher families. More is needed during this desperate time. Please buy one $40 bag of rice today Buy a bag of rice today
Schools for Salone is working with Dr Dan Kelly and his team in Sierra Leone to provide infection control training on the front lines. Please join us to help support these important efforts to educate and STOP Ebola in Sierra Leone! Photo by Wellbody Alliance.
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