"Building Educational Opportunities in Sierra Leone"

Volunteer Activity Update

Sheiku Mansaray (Community Development Project Manager) returned back to the UK at the end of 2012 after volunteering his services for a whole year by teaching students and re-establishing the Kainde School Lunch Program. Sheiku also worked with school authorities to draw up the Senior Secondary School curriculum, and assisted the Scholarship Committee in setting up and selecting scholarship recipients. While volunteering his services, Sheiku held several meetings with both the primary and secondary school teachers in Sinkunia to discuss how best we can continue to help. One of the major challenges identified with the secondary school teachers was how to attract and retain well qualified teachers to this remote location. He also met with the primary school teachers who identified sustainability of the School Lunch Program as well as the absence of a library and science lab as some of their major problems. The teachers expressed their appreciation for all the support Schools of Sinkunia Inc. has been giving to them, particularly the school lunch program which has been feeding hungry children from very poor homes and cannot afford a meal a day.

The Schools of Sinkunia has also donated educational materials (notebooks, calculators, pens, pencils, erasers, sharpeners, crayons, rulers and few textbooks) to over 100 students and 10 teachers.