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Quality Education in Sierra Leone and Liberia

by Solon Foundation UK Vetted since 2015 Site Visit Verified
Quality Education in Sierra Leone and Liberia
Quality Education in Sierra Leone and Liberia
Quality Education in Sierra Leone and Liberia
Quality Education in Sierra Leone and Liberia
Quality Education in Sierra Leone and Liberia
Quality Education in Sierra Leone and Liberia
Quality Education in Sierra Leone and Liberia
Quality Education in Sierra Leone and Liberia

Summary

We enable disadvantaged children in Sierra Leone and Liberia to access quality education. In Sierra Leone, we support the only functioning primary school on the remote Turtle Islands, and provide scholarships to children from low income families to attend high quality schools in Freetown. In Liberia, we fund the LIFE for Liberia literacy center serving out-of-school children in Paynesville, outside Monrovia.

$35,000
total goal
$3,270
remaining
89
donors
2
monthly donors
3
years

Challenge

During the Ebola crisis, 3m children were kept out of school in Sierra Leone and Liberia. Kids are now back in school, but the challenge of getting a good education remains as acute as ever. A recent study found that more than 90% of girls finishing primary school in Sierra Leone and Liberia had graduated still unable to read or do basic math.

Solution

We support quality education in Sierra Leone and Liberia in several ways. In Sierra Leone, we support the only functioning primary school on the remote Turtle Islands, and provide scholarships that enable students from low income families to attend high quality schools in Freetown and the Western Area. In Liberia, we fund the LIFE for Liberia literacy center serving out-of-school children in Paynesville, outside Monrovia.

Long-Term Impact

Our operations currently support more than 400 students to obtain a quality of education that would otherwise be out of reach, enabling them to progress in further study and the jobs market.

Resources

http:/​/​www.solonfoundation.org
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Organization Information

Solon Foundation UK

Location: London - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​www.solonfoundation.com
Project Leader:
Steph Dobrowolski
London, AB United Kingdom

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