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Education Projects in Sierra Leone

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THE STORY:

Shine On Sierra Leone has two incredible education programs which transform student communities of Sierra Leone into resilient & bright scholars

The Facts

The 11-year long Sierra Leone Civil War resulted in the destruction of 1,270 primary schools and in 2001, 67% of all school-aged children were out of school.



Muddy Lotus:
Muddy Lotus primary school is located in the diamond region of Kono. There are currently 415 students, six volunteer teachers, and one paid headmaster. In 2006, we transformed this school from a roofless three classroom building into a functioning and safe school. It took 10 days, 150 wooden boards, 50 bags of cement, six trips of sand, six trips of marble, 25 bundles of zinc, five iron doors, 16 workmen and a willingness to work from dawn to dusk. Muddy Lotus now boasts a brand new roof, cement flooring, painted interior and exterior walls, repaired toilets, permanent desks, and new iron doors with locks.

Muddy Lotus is the first sustainable schoolhouse built in Sierra Leone, using the innovative earthbag method created by architect Nader Khalili. Inspired by the Muddy Lotus transformation, the government and UNICEF are now looking to use the earthbag method to build all schools in Sierra Leone.

FAWEJSS School

In 2007, we partnered up with FAWE (The Forum for African Woman Educationalists) and have financed 5 primary and secondary schools serving over 1700 students. Our sponsorship includes financing the teachers’ salaries, providing school supplies, paying tuition, and when needed building additional schools and toilets.

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