Home Leone has a 5 pronged educational approach, building primary, junior secondary and senior secondary schools together with vocational training and adult learning. We will educate over 600 children and is located in the heart of Destiny Village.

The average Sierra Leonean class size is 82 (2013) and classes in excess of 100 children are not uncommon.  In 2013, there were 1.33 million primary school children and less than 16,000 solid classrooms across the country.  The need for more schools, and quality schools is overwhelming.

Pupils will be children who currently live in tin shacks, a place where 1 in 5 sleep tonight with 10 or more in the room, few have running water, sewage systems are non-existent.  At present some go to distant schools as the government does not pay teachers who work in the few schools in the slums.

These children will undertake a new style of learning.  The key indicator is the child’s ability to pass a WASS exam at age 12.  This will be expected to be 95%-100% pass rate for this school.

We are building the school in line with village growth and as soon as resources allow.  BuildAid from Norway have wonderfully agreed to build the first 4 classrooms, and admin block, designed by MEB Design (London Architects). The foundation stone was laid by Ole Stenbakk of BuildAid in October 2017.  The school will open in September 2018,

Vocational Training is vital component of youth skills development and forms part of the plans.  In May 2018, training of skilled mechanics will begin in our garage business.

Gwen Smith and Edwina Momah are leading the development of this initiative with an aim to open the school in September 2018, after an 8 week intensive teacher training course.


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