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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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!
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.