Apply to Join

Create a University in Koinadugu, Sierra Leone

by Project 1808, Inc
Create a University in Koinadugu, Sierra Leone
Create a University in Koinadugu, Sierra Leone
Create a University in Koinadugu, Sierra Leone
Create a University in Koinadugu, Sierra Leone
Create a University in Koinadugu, Sierra Leone
Create a University in Koinadugu, Sierra Leone
Create a University in Koinadugu, Sierra Leone
Create a University in Koinadugu, Sierra Leone
Create a University in Koinadugu, Sierra Leone
Create a University in Koinadugu, Sierra Leone
Create a University in Koinadugu, Sierra Leone
Create a University in Koinadugu, Sierra Leone
Create a University in Koinadugu, Sierra Leone
Create a University in Koinadugu, Sierra Leone
Create a University in Koinadugu, Sierra Leone
Create a University in Koinadugu, Sierra Leone
Create a University in Koinadugu, Sierra Leone
Create a University in Koinadugu, Sierra Leone
Koinadugu College Construction
Koinadugu College Construction

Hello, Project 1808 supporters!! 

We know it has been a while since our last update, but we promise you it is only becuase we have been hard at work making sure construction of Koinadugu College is going smoothly! 

Currently, we have 2 buildings under construction including an ICT Innovation Hub and a building with three large classrooms. This is only possible because of continuous support from our community in the US as well as Sierra Leone. 

The construction of the curriculum is also underway. Project 1808 and the local community has identified the need for three programs related to agriculture, public health, and environmetal studies. We are working with the University of Wisconsin - Madison as well as the University of Sierra Leone to create a curriculum that will equip our students with the knowledge necessary to become leaders in their community as well as the skills needed to be competitive in the job market. 

We are in an exciting stage of this project where construction is nearly complete. The basic structure for the buildings is in place (see pictures attached) and plastering of the walls has been completed. Now, we can start creating a vibrant, nurturing and supportive learning environment for our future students. 

A friend of Project 1808 in the US recently donated 200 like-new desks and chairs to the university (see pictures attached). We are now working to raise the funds necessary to ship these chairs to Sierra Leone by the end of August. Having desks for our students is crucial to starting classes and we need your support to make it possible. 

Help us finish construction and provide classroom furniture by donating at www.project1808.org or through our Global Giving page. Any amount is greatly appreciated and will help us make Koinadugu College a reality. 

Thank you!

The Project 1808 Team

Koinadugu College Construction
Koinadugu College Construction
Koinadugu College Construction
Koinadugu College Construction
Koinadugu College Construction
Koinadugu College Construction
Koinadugu College Construction
Koinadugu College Construction
Desk Donation
Desk Donation
Desk Donation
Desk Donation
Well Construction on Campus
Well Construction on Campus
Well Construction on Campus
Well Construction on Campus

Links:

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook
ICT Center Construction
ICT Center Construction

Hello everyone and happy 2018! 

Thanks to your support as well as a generous grant provided by Sensi -- a supporter of technology and innovation in Sierra Leone -- we have begun construction on an Innovation, Computer, and Technology Center in Koinadugu District. 

The center will be a place where students and community members can not only improve their computer skills, but it will also act as a gathering place and incubator for creativity and innovation. Many of you may be familiar with the idea of co-working or shared working spaces often utilized by tech start-ups and non-profit groups. We are excited to create this type of cooperative, innovative space for Koinadugu District! 

The lab and computer spaces will also give us an opportunity to continue and expand our computer training workshops which we've organized for teachers, students, and for participants in our annual Science and Leadership Festival. In addition, the ICT center will act as a stepping stone for the creation of the University of Koinadugu as the space will provide necessary equipment as well as instructional spaces for future classes and workshops. 

Attached you will find photos of the construction. The foundation is set and the first bricks are being laid!

Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for photos and more updates on our programs. You can also find more information about our projects at www.project1808.org

Thank you for your continuous and generous support! 

The Project 1808 Team -- Alhaji N'jai, Linda Vakunta, Diana Chioma Famakinwa, and Casey Kalman

ICT Center Construction
ICT Center Construction
ICT Center Construction
ICT Center Construction
Share on Twitter Share on Facebook
Project 1808 discusses mudslide recovery efforts
Project 1808 discusses mudslide recovery efforts

Hello everyone, 

September is right around the corner! That means it's back-to-school season and the Project 1808 staff is hard at work making sure that our students have everything they need to succeed this school year. 

Because the back-to-school season is hectic, we have spent the last few months focusing on raising money for tuition, books, and supplies for our students. While that has meant our university project has been put on hold for a few weeks, that has not stopped us from making plans. We look forward to continuing to share our progress with you on this project and hope that you will continue to support this effort. 

In addition to our back-to-school efforts, we have also begun to focus some of our energy on supporting the victims of natural disaster in Freetown -- Sierra Leone's capitol -- where mudslides devastated communities earlier this month. With many families at our Sosotown school (outside freetown), we are working harder than ever to make sure we have the resources necessary to make sure every student has the support needed to go back to school and succeed this fall. 

Last week, Project 1808 founder Alhaji N'jai and Executive Director Linda Vakunta met with community organizations in Freetown to donate to the relief efforts (see photo below). Recovery will likely be a long-term effort and communities are very much in need of food, supplies, and other forms of support. 

If you are interested in learning more about this and other efforts, please visit www.project1808.org

Thank you for your continued support.  

The Project 1808 Team

Mudslides in Freetown
Mudslides in Freetown
Share on Twitter Share on Facebook
Computer Shipment
Computer Shipment

Hello everyone! 

We just wanted to send out a quick update on our project to start a University in the Koinadugu District of Sierra Leone. 

As we've communicated in the past, our first step to starting our university will be starting regular computer literacy and training courses from our current office in Kabala. These classes will be the start of our university course offerings as well as a way to generate income to fund future courses. Classes will be open to all Project 1808 students and members of the community will be able to register for a fee. 

At the time of our last project update, we had shipped more than 20 donated computers from the US to Sierra Leone (see photo below). These computers have arrived and we are now taking steps to get the classroom set up. We're also working with local IT specialists to make sure the proper operating software is loaded onto each computer.

While we are getting the classroom set up, we are working to recruite instructors for the courses before starting to advertise to the community. 

In addition to our computer literacy classes, we have also designed and implemented our Ebola Survivors Livelihood Skills Development Program in which we have worked with local experts to design professional skills training courses for driving, catering, and tailoring. We had our first graduating class of 30 students just last month. 

You can learn more about the Ebola Survivors Livelihood Skills Development Program by clicking here .

Stay updated on all of our projects by following us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Thank you for your continued support! 

The Project 1808 Team

Ebola Survivors Skills Training Program
Ebola Survivors Skills Training Program
Ebola Survivors Program - First Graduating Class
Ebola Survivors Program - First Graduating Class
Share on Twitter Share on Facebook
Computers being packed for shipment
Computers being packed for shipment

Hello donor 

We are very happy to be able to send you our first update on our project.

First, we'd like to thank you for contributing to our campaign. We are so thankful for your support! 

Since the end of our December fundraising campaign, we've taken a big step towards the creation of our university by shipping donated computers to our office in Kabala. 

These computers will help us establish a computer lab at our current office where we hope to not only hold classes for our students, but also provide classes for the community. We see this as an important way to build the technical skill set of our community. 

This computer lab will not only allow us to provide classes to our students, but we also plan to increase the sustainability of our program by charging a small fee for adult computer literacy classes. We believe these fees will help us maintain the computer lab as well as establish a hardline internet connection for our office. 

See below for some photos of the computers ready for shipment. We'll be sure to share photos once they are set up in the office. 

Thank you again for your support, 

The Project 1808 Team

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook
 

About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating.

Get Reports via Email

We'll only email you new reports and updates about this project.

Organization Information

Project 1808, Inc

Location: Madison, WI - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @Project1808
Project 1808, Inc
Project 1808  Sierra Leone
Project Leader:
Project 1808 Sierra Leone
Madison, WI United States

Retired Project!

This project is no longer accepting donations.
 

Still want to help?

Find another project in Sierra Leone or in Education that needs your help.
Find a Project

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.