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Mar 6, 2020

Schooling for Life Project Report (March 2020)

Progress update

The school year continued through to December 2019, which marked end-of-year Christmas activities for students in Schooling for Life’s (SfL) second (Batch 2), third (Batch 3) and fourth (Batch 4) cohorts, as well as SfL trainers and staff. Students in the third and fourth cohorts (Batch 3 and 4, respectively) took their first semester examination. Students in Batch 3 also had their group guidance session at the close of the semester.

January 2020 marked the resumption of second semester Personal Guidance sessions and skills classes for Batch 3 and 4 students. Student guardian meetings were also held for Batch 3 and 4 students, in order to discuss performance in the first semester. In February 2020, a series of meetings were held with Batch 3 and 4 students to discuss specific behaviours and commitment.

 

Student focus

SfL is happy to make the following announcements regarding its students.

  • In December 2019, a student from Batch 2 who recently received a Diploma in Social Work from Milton Mirgai College of Education and Technology began a short-term contract, working as a Community Liaison Officer with Sudu Salone.
  • In January 2020, one of SfL’s Batch 2 students who recently graduated with a Diploma in Social Work from Milton Mirgai College of Education and Technology Goderich started working as a Field Officer at Dainbenden Federation-Purposeful.
  • In February 2020, a student from Batch 2 awaiting final results from GTI College on Electrical and Electronics Engineering, started working as a Filter Operator at SL Brewery. One of SfL’s Batch 1 students who recently received a diploma in IT Networking from Bluecrest College started working as an IT Assistant at Barmoi Hotel.

 

We are proud of, and would like to congratulate, all of our students for their outstanding educational and professional accomplishments to date!

We would also like to thank all of our donors for their generous donations. It is because of your support that our students are able to succeed and secure a brighter future!

 

Remember, making a donation is easy: simply access Schooling for Life’s online campaign.

Best regards,

Sjierly

Country Director & Founder

 

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Dec 9, 2019

Schooling for Life Project Report (December 2019)

Progress update

September marked the start of a new school year at Schooling for Life (SfL). After a rigorous application and assessment process, 12 students were accepted into SfL’s Skills for a Successful Future programme. This fourth cohort of students (Batch 4) already began their employability skills training and personal guidance sessions. They will be pursuing their studies across a wide range of disciplines, including: pharmacy, nursing, electrical and electronics, social work, mechanical engineering, information technology (IT), and banking and finance. Employability skills training and personal guidance also began for the third cohort of students (Batch 3).

SfL was honoured to hold the first graduation ceremony in September 2019 for its first cohort of students (Batch 1) who started the programme in 2015. Each student received a certificate of completion together with a letter of recommendation from SfL. Over the last few months, SfL also held a Master Class for its second, third and fourth cohorts of students (Batch 2, 3 and 4, respectively), which foucsed on “How to be a leader of positive change”.

The last few months were a productive time for SfL, signing memoranda of understanding (MOUs) with the following five institutions: BlueCrest College, FLS and IAMTECH Colleges, as well as the Government Technical Institute (GTI) and Milton Margai College of Education and Technology (MMCET). These MOUs allow SfL to expand, and strengthen, its academic partnerships.

 

Student focus

SfL is happy to make the following announcements regarding its students.

  • In September, a student from Batch 2 who recently received a Diploma in Business Management from IAMTECH College began their internship, working as a Front Desk Officer with Lacs Villa Hotel.
  • In October, one of SfL’s Batch 1 students who recently graduated with a Diploma in IT from BlueCrest College started working as an Archivist at the United Bank of Africa. Another Batch 1 student who holds a Diploma in Secretarial Studies from MMCET Goderich started working as a Teacher at Ronsab Preparatory School.
  • After working as an Intern, aBatch 2 graduate holding a Diploma in Business Management from IAMTECH College was employed as a Marketer at Finic Factory in November.

We are proud of, and would like to congratulate, all of our students for their outstanding educational and professional accomplishments to date!

We would also like to thank all of our donors for their generous donations. It is because of your support that our students are able to succeed and secure a brighter future!

Remember, making a donation is easy: simply access Schooling for Life’s online campaign.

Best regards,

Sjierly

Country Director & Founder

 

P.S.: please note that you have been included in this email based on previous contact with Schooling for Life or your subscription to our newsletter. Please contact info@schoolingforlife.net if you wish to be removed from this list.

Sep 9, 2019

Skills For a Successful Future - Period one

 

PROJECT REPORT – SKILLS FOR A SUCCESSFUL FUTURE 

SEPTEMBER 2019

 

Progress update 

Schooling for Life (SfL) has been busy preparing for the upcoming 2019-2020 academic year. Over the last few months, SfL has undertaken its standard selection process for entry into its Skills for a Successful Future programme. Starting with interviewing over 45 applicants, as Assessment Day with 30 applicants, and 15 applicant and guardian interviews. After assessing 18 individual educational institutions for the final shortlist of students, SfL is happy to announce that 12 students were selected to participate in its Skills for a Successful Future programme in the next academic year! SfL’s new students will be studying a diverse range of disciplines, including: nursing, electrical engineering, social work, banking and finance, information technology (I.T.), agriculture, and pharmacy. SfL welcomes its new students to this upcoming academic year, with the fourth group of students in the programme!

To close their first year of study, SfL facilitated a field trip to the Sierra Leone National Museum for its third cohort of students (Batch 3) in July 2019. Annual field trips expose students to new educational experiences that they would not otherwise have at their academic institutions. At the Sierra Leone National Museum, students learned about their country’s history and culture. For many students, this was a new experience and information, as many have not had the opportunity to visit the museum before. At the end of each academic year, SfL also holds meetings with all students and guardians. SfL is proud to announce that all Batch 3 students will successfully be moving onto their second year of study in their colleges as well as the programme as a whole.

 

Student focus

SfL is happy to make the following announcements regarding its students .

  • In June, a student from Batch 1 started working with Universal Brokerage Service Ltd, an insurance agency. The student, who studied I.T. through our scholarship, was hired to help build staff capacity in I.T., undertake computer training and is working as a marketing officer.
  • One of SfL’s Batch 2 students, who graduated in Social Work, successfully completed her internship with the Embassy of the United States of America in Freetown, working in the library. The student received a certificate and high praise.
  • On July 15th at the national celebration of World Youth Skills Day in Sierra Leone, a Batch 2 student came in third in the TVET (Technical Vocational Education and Training) photo competition. The student won great prizes including an internship with the Sierra Leone Brewery.
  • Another Batch 2 student graduated early this year in Business Administration and started an internship with FINIC, an agro-processing service company. The student is working as a marketing intern, putting her business studies to use.
  • After completing her internship with Sensi Hub, one of our Batch 2 graduates in Banking and Finance, was offered a full time position in the company’s finance department.

Congratulations to all of SfL’s students for their outstanding educational and professional accomplishments to date!

We would like to thank all of our donors for their generous donations to date. It is because of your support that our students are able to succeed and secure a brighter future!

Remember, making a donation is easy: simply access Schooling for Life’s online campaign.

 

Sincerely,

Sjierly Pereira,

Country Director and Founder

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