Schools for Salone


Advancing quality education in Sierra Leone through local partnerships

Website:http://schoolsforsalone.org/
Address:PO Box 25314
Seattle, WA 98165-2214
Email:cindy@schoolsforsalone.org
Phone Number:206-498-0688
EIN:26-1157489
Schools for Salone partners with Sierra Leoneans to construct rural schools in impoverished villages and to improve educational opportunities for vulnerable children in Sierra Leone. Because we believe self-initiated solutions are most effective, Schools for Salone seeks partnerships to build schools, to create healthy learning environments and to support students and teachers in Sierra Leone. We work to revitalize communities, empower children and ultimately improve socioeconomic conditions for families, communities, and future generations.

Since 2005, Schools for Salone has helped build 21 schools, 3 libraries, and numerous wells, rainwater collection handwashing stations, and latrines in villages where before there were only buildings destroyed by 11 years of civil war, temporary mud and thatch structures or nothing at all. We also provide education quality support to the schools in our partner communities, including literacy training, teacher education scholarships, and teaching and learning materials. We are providing scholarships to over 60 students to help them go to and stay in school rather than drop out to help support their families. Because girls are most vulnerable and at the highest risk of dropping out, we also have a girls program which includes reusable menstruation, health education, and eliminating female genital mutilation so girls can stay in school and achieve their dreams.