Gbumbeh Primary School is finished!

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, [...]

By | 2014-09-01T08:35:40+00:00 September 1st, 2014|news|Comments Off on Gbumbeh Primary School is finished!

Supporting Community Radio in Bo and Eastern Sierra Leone

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 [...]

By | 2014-08-31T08:43:06+00:00 August 31st, 2014|news|Comments Off on Supporting Community Radio in Bo and Eastern Sierra Leone

So proud of our team in Sierra Leone!

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. [...]

By | 2014-08-30T09:22:37+00:00 August 30th, 2014|news|Comments Off on So proud of our team in Sierra Leone!

Solar comes to Sembehun Primary School

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.

By | 2014-08-12T18:31:12+00:00 August 12th, 2014|events, news|Comments Off on Solar comes to Sembehun Primary School

Ebola Update

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 [...]

By | 2014-08-11T18:14:36+00:00 August 11th, 2014|news|Comments Off on Ebola Update

GiveBIG 2014 Update – Gbumbeh!

On May 6th, together we brought in over $33,000 including our $8,000 anonymous donor match! These funds have been used to build a new school in Gbumbeh! Thank you to the generosity to everyone who contributed, to EMG for kick starting our Gbumbeh Fund last year! Thanks to an anonymous donor we are going to install a [...]

By | 2014-05-14T19:54:00+00:00 May 14th, 2014|events, news|Comments Off on GiveBIG 2014 Update – Gbumbeh!

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!  

By | 2014-04-08T17:27:42+00:00 April 8th, 2014|events, news|Comments Off on We are back!

2014 Give Big Event

This year the GiveBIG Event sponsored by The Seattle Foundation will be May 6th! Please check back on May 6th to make a donation! Your donation will be matched by a percentage of The Seattle Foundation's  stretch pool of matching funds.   Click here to donate on May 6th!   About GiveBIG: The Seattle Foundation's GiveBIG [...]

By | 2014-03-20T14:28:36+00:00 March 20th, 2014|events, news|Comments Off on 2014 Give Big Event

New Way to Donate!

Amazon is now offering customers a new way to donate to their favorite organizations: Amazon Smile! It's as simple as their slogan, "You shop. Amazon gives." Every time you shop, Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase price to SfS! So head over to Amazon, choose SfS as your designated organization, and start shopping!

By | 2014-03-08T17:27:57+00:00 March 8th, 2014|events, news|Comments Off on New Way to Donate!