Overview Report for A Brighter Tomorrow for Africa – Feeding Program for Children
God’s blessing is on Children of the Nations Sierra Leone (COTN SL). This blessing has continued over the years and it is still continuing. The end of the Ebola Virus was another blessing although it leaves its own mark of which it has led many people in Sierra Leone to more solitude because of their lost ones, many children also suffered because of the lack of schooling and excellent and quality education. Teachers in other schools were laid to redundancy, and yet still Children of the Nations Sierra Leone’s teachers were on full paid salary basis even when schools were not functioning.
The school pupils and children of COTN SL were praying and eventually they were given dry rations, benefitted from books that were supplied including radios and other learning materials. Full treatments by the clinic staff was done in checking daily temperatures of every COTN SL staff and children. There was a fence that was erected around the compound of over one hundred acre land.
The provision of gifts and generous donations of financial support coupled with prayers has been very tremendous as children are nourished by the B.T.A. The school of a population of about one thousand and twenty nine pupils have benefitted and are still benefitting from eating this meal that is cooked for them as this helps them in their holistic care.
The school year of two terms for Sierra Leone schools was a suggestion and implementation made by the Government through planning and restructuring of schools. As schools resumed, teachers have worked hard towards their goals and National Education goals to make it effective for the smooth running of schools.
The followings were the school calendars:
- 1st Term – 4th January 2016 – 24th March 2016
- 2nd Term – 4th April 2016 – 18th July 2016
During this time the schools were on hard work and effective learning.
The pupils and teachers cooperated fully which made a great impact on the learning of the children. About 70% to 80% of the pupils gained promotion to another level for this academic school year. We are hoping and grateful to the Almighty for taking us through and none of our children and staffs were affected by the Ebola Virus. The new system of another academic year will start on the 12th September 2016/2017 school year.
Praise to God for all His wonderful blessings for Children of the Nations – staff and children. We also thank God for the strong leadership of COTN SL.
Young Girl’s Story
“I came to COTN through my elder sister. My first classes were great” she said. “And I think with this particular school, I know that something good will come out for me” she continues. “I know that with the help of God and my efforts I can be sure of improving my knowledge here” she added. One of the things she really admired about the school is the effective learning which she was lacking in her previous school. The teachings she said were well understandable and there are adequate teachers who are there to make sure that the learning is accurate.
Another thing she really likes is the school feeding program known as the BTA (Brighter Tomorrow for Africa) which is actually allowing her to stay much longer in school. This school feeding has made her to be more energetic in her learning and has widened her brain to do her studies more effectively.
Because of you, she is now eating a healthy meal at school. “The BTA meal keeps me healthy and strong and most importantly after eating it; I had the energy to stay till school is off for the day” she said.