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 [...]
What a fun time we had at El Rio on July 19! Together we raised over $10,000 to support students and teachers in Sierra Leone!
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 [...]
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!
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 [...]
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!
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]