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Books for Pujehun, Sierra Leone

Organized by: Arthur sillah

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Vandy Sengeh via Crowdrise
December 03, 2015

Thanks to all those who have supported this project thus far. I'm excited to announce that the books are on their way to Freetown, Sierra L. See More

THE STORY:

Collaborators

•You for joining us on this fundraising effort

•Books for Africa (www.booksforafrica.org)

• Joseph Vandy Sengeh (Project leader- https://www.linkedin.com/pub/joseph-sengeh/59/278/973)

• Focus 1000 (www.focus1000.org)

• Arthur Sillah (http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Arthur_Sillah)

Project Description:

Sierra Leone has been through many setbacks in the last 25 years including the civil war and the current Ebola outbreak, which have adversely affected many schools across the nation. While the government and other NGOs have focused on developing some of these schools in the urban areas, schools in the rural and underprivileged areas are still worse-off. They lack essential learning materials, which greatly affect their performances at national exams. With this clear need, we decided to collaborate with Books for Africa in Minnesota, to ship about 22,000 books and school materials to Freetown, Sierra Leone to be distributed in the rural town, Pujehun. A bulk of the books would go to the Pujehun town library and the rest would be distributed among 7 schools in the nearby villages. Books for Africa is paying for the shipping and freight cost only. Therefore, we have to raise funds for transportation of the books from Freetown to Pujehun (About a 312km journey).

Who would have access to these books?

• The only student/public library in Pujehun town • 7 schools that are within 20 miles of Pujehun town Why do they need the schoolbooks? • Facilitate the learning process of students in and out of school • Bridge the gap between the few students whose parents can afford these materials and those whose parents can’t.

Why Pujehun district?

• Pujehun District has recorded the worst performances at all levels of national exams. • The project leader Vandy, can easily facilitate the distribution of these books to the different schools and also the library without difficulty with culture and language since he was born and raised in the town.

How can you support this venture?

• Any donation to help with the cost of transportation  We will send you a report of the outcomes of the distribution and how the kids received the books.

Timeline

• Focus 1000 will receive the books from the customs in Freetown during the second week of December • Vandy will arrive in Freetown on the 21st of December to facilitate the transport of the books to Pujehun • With the help of the school district authority the books will be distributed during the second week of January 2016

 

Thank you for your support and together we can bring these books to the hands of these students.

$1,205

 

75% Raised of $1,600 Goal

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    $46

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    $20

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    $50

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    $40

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  • logan

    $30

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    $20

  • Quang Do

     

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    $50

  • Sara T

    $30

  • Adam Muro

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $15

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    $50

  • Patrick

    $200

  • Tenneh Jah Fortune

     

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    $100

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    $100

  • Natascha

    $25

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    $25

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    $20

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    $20

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    $10

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    $24

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    $10

  • Kim Price

    $75

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    $50

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Arthur sillah

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Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Ayoub

Ayoub

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Kim Price

Kim Price

DONATION: $75

Great work 2 years ago

Anonymous

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DONATION: $10

2 years ago

Shruthi Kamisetty

Shruthi Kamisetty

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DONATION: $20

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DONATION: $20

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Anonymous

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DONATION: $24

Keep on doing awesome things man! 2 years ago

Anonymous

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DONATION: $10

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Bunchung L.

Bunchung L.

DONATION: $20

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