A Brighter Tomorrow for Africa

To improve the lives of women and children in the West Coast country of Sierra Leone through financial support of small, community-based organizations. These organizations provide food, clothing, medical services, counseling and education to children; raise the potential of Sierra Leone women through education and skills training and combat corruption through information and public education. The foundation's objective is to have an immediate impact on the lives of the women and children.
Jun 14, 2013

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Praise be to the almighty for the wonderful blessing that God is giving to COTN-SL As we round up the school year, the children have been eating daily in the week. A healthy living means good nourishing balance food. Our school going children in Mallory Jansen Memorial School Ngolala always pray for those that are funding the BTA program through Aunty Sarah.

 Learning in our school is gradually improving when looked at the previous years. As a rural community setting, children learning is a two way track in quality education. One of this is the commitment of parents in encouraging their children to come to school daily. The result is the external examinations which have been encouraging. The organization is very proud including the entire student because COTN-SL schools are fed with daily meal. For this reason the nursery children are always present. The BTA program is contributing in the transformation process in upper Banta. The parents are very happy as their children desire to learn and they willingly come to school without demanding for money since most parents in our community are low income earners. Through the joint support of BTA, COTN-SL and WFP the Banta Kids are happy with their daily meals.

 Children Stories

A 13 year old boy in class five lives with his Mother and Father in the same village called Wubangay which is about 3 miles to Ngolala School. He has five sisters and three brothers. According to him, BTA has done a lot of goodness to his life. He always comes to school without his parents giving him lunch. He says as long as there is BTA in school, he always attends school expecting food during lunch which makes him very happy. The food is delicious and well cooked. The cook brings food and serves every child in class. He prays that BTA will continue for the feeding program when he goes to secondary school in Mallory Jansen High school Ngolala.

 A 12 year old girl in class 5 is presently staying with her Mother, a single parent. Her Father abandoned their home when she was three. She has two brothers and two sisters who are all attending the same school at Ngolala. According to her, her prayer is that  BTA  food continue to help feed other children in the villages were COTN-SL schools exist. She thanks BTA donors for their very good support to the children who are feeding on the BTA feeding program.

 And another 12 year old girl in class 3 is staying in Dodo village which is two miles away from Ngolala where the school is. She walks on foot with other children to come to school. But she enjoys her schooling because of the BTA food in school which she feeds on daily. But she hopes that the food the children are getting will help them to learn more for the development of their community. She says, ‘I pray to do well in school to pass all my exam because such opportunity that BTA is giving to me is so great. 

Mar 18, 2013

BTA Feeding Program Update for Spring 2013

The provision of the BTA feeding programmed in Ngolala, Mallory Jansen School has been very encouraging over the years. The founder aunty Sarah has been very instrumental and very devoted to see COTN children in Ngolala do not
come to school hungry. On the things that the students and Ngolala community people appreciates is that their children are been encouraged to attend school every day because they are having feeding programme.

The help of WFP for fifty days in the school to that of the BTA is carthering for over six hundred students, who are currently in our statistic. Every body in Ngolala and the COTN family are praying for aunty Sarah to continue her devoted services in helping those needy children in the Children of the Nation s Organisation.we ask for your great support and love shown to children’s in Sierra Leone.

CHILD STORY
Tommy  a thirteen year old boy in Ngolala community. He is
attending Mallory Jansen Memorial Primary school in class six.mhis
parent hails from Walihun village in Bumpeh chiefdom. According to
Tommy, they are six in a family to their parents. COTN being the only
good school in their area, Tommy was fortunate to attend school in
Ngolala because his father got a job in COTN.


Tommy is a happy boy in school, as he attends school every day. He
says one of the things that interest him most is the learning in COTN
School and daily meal that children feed on in school. His father went
on saying that as long as pupils get continued feeding of BTA, they
will not depend on their parents for lunch to bring to school. He
enjoys reading and doing mathematics as he would like to do medicine
when he grows older in life. Tommy is staying with his father at
Ngolala junction; where other opportunities for learning are available
to him. He wishes God’s blessing for those that are helping to provide
BTA food especially Aunty Sarah

CHILD’S STORY
A fourteen year old Mariama is attending Mallory Jansen
primary school in Molalla upper Banta chiefdom Moyamba District Sierra
Leone. His mother is a single parent with four children who are
attending school. Mariama’s father died during the war when she was a
small baby. According to her, COTN is a family Organization where children are transformed in a
holistic care. The admiring thing she enjoys is the way children are
cared for and feeding programme everyday in school. The feeding
programme in the COTN School is of great importance to many children
and the community. Children who get food in school, do not brother
their parent for lunch hence they cannot afford to give them food
at home in the morning.


She says lord blesses the providers for BTA which makes them healthy and
strong. She enjoys her reading class every morning in school. Mariama
would like to become a Nurse when she finished school to help her COTN
family brothers and sisters.

CHILD’S STORY
Veronica is a twelve year old girl in class five in Mallory
Jansen Memorial Primary School Ngolala. She lives with her parents who
do not know anything about learning. She says, she is very happy in
attending school in COTN Organization. Her father and mother are poor
farmers who bearly provide food for their daily meal. Vero’s as she is
called has passion for her student friends. When she asked, she says
God’s love is a union of transformation therefore she is blessed to be
in the COTN family of Sierra Leone. Being a God fearing child, she is
praying that she grow up to be a good girl to help her community. She
goes to church every Sunday and share God’s story with her friends.
One thing she feel about the school is, learning is very good as
compared to other school that has started in Ngolala, the students
enjoy a great deal of the feeding programme of BTA every day when they
are in school.

Nov 30, 2012

Fourth Quarter Calendar 2012 -- BTA

Another Success from BTA Feeding!
Another Success from BTA Feeding!

Brighter Tomorrow for Africa Progress Report

September – December 2012

The Mallory Jansen Memorial Schools in Upper Banta, Sierra Leone have been blessed with many gifts. Among these things is the provision of food at school for our students with the help of Brighter Tomorrow for Africa (BTA). This gift helps the school going children stay healthy and be ready to learn. We fervently believe that empowering these children and providing them with a quality education will bring development to a nation.

 Our Mallory Jansen Memorial Schools re-opened on 10th September 2012 for another academic year. Teachers are influential in the lives of children. Teaching is a calling and in that calling each teacher has a mission to fulfil, a responsibility to the children being served and a daily accounting to the Lord. This academic year we have begun implementing our new International Standard Operating Procedures and we trust that these will improve the learning opportunities we are able to give these children. We have had our presidential elections in Sierra Leone this past November but unlike many schools in the country we have been able to provide classes throughout the term. 


The feeding program supported by BTA is a key component of our education program which helps us to holistically develop our care of these children and the support we offer their families. The parents, guardians and elders of this community are always grateful for the wonderful help that our feeding their children each day represents. From September until the present date the money being sent to us by BTA has been used alongside gifts of vegetable oil and bulgur wheat from the World Food Program (WFP) to provide nutritious meals for our children in Ngolala. The impact and success of the BTA program relies on ensuring that the food gets to the intended beneficiaries, the children. The food can then improve the growth and health of these children as well as encourage improved attendance and better learning in school.

 Both the Government of Sierra Leone and UNICEF have been encouraging focus on the education of girls and the food provided by BTA also has an impact in that respect. The school food helps ensure that our girls are not only keen to come to school but when there they are active and happy to fully participate in the school’s programs.

 We wish to thank God for BTA and pray His blessing upon the organisation for their contribution to the success of our children in Ngolala.

A Child’s Story – Foday C.

 Foday was born in May 2002. He is in Class 5 in Mallory Jansen Primary School, Ngolala. Foday’s parents hail from Lungi in Karfubullum Chiefdom in Pork Loko Distrcit.

 Foday has been attending our primary school for one year. The BTA meals he gets in school encourage him and help him stay alert throughout the school day. This is a huge help to his mother who is taking care of him. Foday says that the food helps him learn better.

Foday is a Christian and says that he would like to be a missionary when he leaves school.

 A Child’s Story – Sarah J.

 Sarah was born in this chiefdom 13 years ago. She attends Mallory Jansen Memorial Primary School in Ngolala where she is in Class Six. This year Sarah will sit her National Primary School Examination and if she passes she will progress to Junior Secondary School.

 Sarah believes that she is working hard and she is very active at school. Sarah is very thankful for the provision of nourishing food in our school with the help of BTA. She says that because of BTA she is not worried about her parent’s being able to provide lunch for her. She knows that there is food every day in school.

 Sarah comes to school regularly and is known for encouraging her girl friends to keep coming to school too.

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