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!

2014 SfS Calendars Now Available

Photo by Liam Flaherty The 2014 Schools for Salone Calendars are here! Now is your chance to order your very own 2014 Schools for Salone calendars, featuring photos from across Sierra Leone. The photos collected in the calendar were taken by Peace Corps Volunteers who served after the war represent Mama Salone through the eyes [...]

By | 2013-09-06T08:26:38+00:00 September 6th, 2013|events, news|Comments Off on 2014 SfS Calendars Now Available

EMG Steps for Schools Raising Money for Gbumbeh Primary

Oct. 24, 2013 | UPDATE: EMG's "Steps for Schools" raises $10,200 toward Gbumbeh Primary After 31 days, 7,500 steps per day per person, and 230,000 steps in total, the EMG Steps for Schools campaign ended October 21, 2013, with a grand total of €7500 (approx. $10,200.00) toward the construction of a new Gbumbeh Primary School. There [...]

By | 2013-08-22T06:59:09+00:00 August 22nd, 2013|events, news|Comments Off on EMG Steps for Schools Raising Money for Gbumbeh Primary

Schools for Salone 3rd Annual Seattle Anniversary Dinner

The 3rd Annual Seattle Anniversary Dinner for Schools for Salone is coming up on October 26th!   Please join us to celebrate the past year of our work to support education in Sierra Leone. We would love to have you with us for our dinner gala, hosted by Margaret Larson from KING 5 TV as [...]

By | 2013-08-13T08:35:46+00:00 August 13th, 2013|events, news|Comments Off on Schools for Salone 3rd Annual Seattle Anniversary Dinner