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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In the midst of the most horrific ebola outbreak ever, our team in Sierra Leone has successfully completed our 16th primary school in the village of Gbumbeh north of Bo, about a mile off the Bo-Yele Road from Dambala. Kei Kamara visited the village in May 2014 prior to the start of construction. By mid-August, [...]
We are working to support community radio in Sierra Leone during this Ebola crisis. Community radio is one of the most effective ways to disseminate up to date and correct information about the outbreak and health education efforts. We are proud to be working with Kiss 104 Bo, SLBC Bo and Radio Moa 105.5 FM [...]
Our team on the ground in Sierra Leone is working hard to provide added support to vulnerable families, including those of our teachers and students. 40 bags of rice have been delivered in the north and they are working to do the same in the south. $50 buys a bag of rice for a family. [...]
Thanks to help from the Columbia River Peace Corps Association, we were able to install a solar power system at our school in Sembehun in early August! Even before we notified the village, they had made arrangements to hire the recently retired headmaster to hold evening literacy classes.
As the Ebola crisis continues to escalate, we here at SfS continue to be in close contact with our team on the ground in Sierra Leone. To date, there are no reported cases in any of the villages where we work. Thanks to our recent appeal, we have raised about $3000 which is being used [...]