Milton Margai School for the blind

Pledge for more learning materials and building materials for the Milton Margai School for the Blind.

Pledge for more learning materials and building materials for the Milton Margai School for the Blind.

As part of the Britsh Army I came on exercise to Sierra Leone in June and was fortunate enough to visit the Blind school, and just couldn't believe the state the children had to live in, let alone learn in, they didn't even have basis learning material, like the Braille frames, or the old style typewriters that the older children use. 

In the children's dorms was even worse, they where sleeping on mattress that looked like they where 20 years old, and all the dorms had leaky roofs, it wasn't a pleasant sight....

There are 82 children who currently reside at the school, all who are blind or partial slightly, most will go home during the holidays, but there are a few who are orphans at the school, there parents have abandoned them due to there disability.... 

I felt there was something I had to do, during my visit I managed to raise enough funds to fix the leaky roof in the kitchen, and obtain from the UK some much needed learning resources like the Barille Frames, surprising enough learning equipment for the blind is not available in Sierra Leone so all items have to be purchased in the UK, and brought across, the school can not afford the import tax on items that are shipped over from the UK.

On my return to the UK I just couldn't forget these children and the poverty they where expected to live in, I just had to do something, again I did some fundraising and in Aug I flew back to Freetown to aim to do as much as possible for the school.. ( I self funded this whole trip so the school could have the maximum amount of money)' I spend 12 days here and I have to say it was the most physically and emotionally 12 days of my life, but I managed to do so much for the school, the majority of the roof got fixed, the doors for the dormitory where made, tables and chairs for the school where made, I purchased 20 mattress ( only another 60 to go). Please see the pictures of what the school is like...

i would love to be able to come back over at Christmas and do so much more for the school and give these children the Christmas they so rightly deserve, and help them in anyway I can, these children do not deserve to live in this way... 

There is only so much one person can do, so please help me in as much and as little as you can and pledge for the school, all monies raised will go straight to the school. I will self fund my trip back out in December, please help me......