Meet the Sierra Leone Team
Schools for Salone’s success comes from building strong partnerships with organizations, both in the US and in Sierra Leone. Our partners share our vision of improving lives by enhancing educational opportunity. These dedicated partners respect each others activities and cooperate together to help bring about positive change in Sierra Leone.
Programme for Children
Formerly, Masanga Children’s Fund, Programme for Children is an authorized Sierra Leone non-governmental, non-profit organization, founded by Joseph Lamin in 2004. As Executive Director of PFC, he works with partners in Denmark and the US on social, education, water, sanitation and human rights issues in Sierra Leone. Through PFC, he purchases imported items such as cement, rebar, and roofing supplies. The villages donate and clear the land, provide locally available materials and unskilled labor. Mr. Lamin provides all fiscal and operational management of Schools for Salone Projects in Sierra Leone. Mr. Lamin is also a skilled contractor. He builds quality schools within budget, in only about two months, where others fail to do so in years. At the request of Schools for Salone, Programme for Children began taking a 5% administrative fee to help cover its expenses incurred while working on SfS projects. This support helps PFC continue its many other amazing programs, one of which is the direct and indirect care for 250 foster children in Sierra Leone. You can read the Masanga Childrens Fund brochure here.
The Learning Foundation – Sierra Leone
Schools for Salone partners with The Learning Foundation in Sierra Leone to provide reading programs in schools and libraries to improve literacy and learning engagement. The Learning Foundation works with students, teachers, librarians, and specifically girls in junior secondary school. These programs target girls and low performing students to narrow the gap in achievement and retention.