Primary School for Ebola Orphans in Sierra Leone

Primary School for Ebola Orphans in Sierra Leone

We aim to provide windows, doors, furniture and wall plastering for a village school and also a refurbishment of a school for Ebola orphans

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This project is using Flexible funding and will receive all pledges made by 11:13pm 26th August 2018

This project is using Flexible funding and will receive all pledges made by 11:13pm 26th August 2018

The Ebola Epidemic in Sierra Leone

The Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone two years ago killed tens of thousands of people. One of the areas worst hit was in the Port Loko District in Northern Sierra Leone, Kigbal Village. The BBC made a documentary of Kigbal Village (see - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-30332956). 

Picture of Ebola Orphans in Kigbal Village, Port Loko District, Sierra Leone

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The Ebola Orphans

The Ebola epidemic left hundreds of orphans, many of school going age. However, there were no schools in the village.

School for Ebola Orphans in Kigbal Village 

Hawa Trust, a registered community interest company, started constructing a school for the Ebola orphans. The village provided land, and we have started constructing a school made with mud. We also provided lunch, basic furniture, stipend for the teachers, and a few benches.

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We have also started a basic primary school in Maketeh Village, Gbendembu, Bombali District, Sierra Leone. We have only erected a mud structure.

School for Ebola Orphans in Maketeh Village

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We are requesting funding to complete the primary schools in both Maketeh and Kigbal villages. We need to provide plastering for the mud building, uniforms, benches and tables, food, exercise books, black boards, pencils, chalk.

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