To provide extra classes and activities to make up for time lost due to the Ebola crisis by extending the school day, funding exam revision classes, organising Literature & Poetry weeks and geographical outings, as well as cooking and craft, music and sports activities.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 4 December 2015 to 5:00 PM, 14 December 2015

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1133130)

Check mark Match funded




  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Sports/RecreationSports/Recreation




Kaningo is a poor, isolated community in Sierra Leone (SL). In 2014, the Ivor Leigh Memorial School (ILMS) had a roll of 260 primary aged children. It also hosted classes for secondary school students. The closure of the school during the Ebola crisis meant that pupils lost two terms of education. Older pupils missed out on exam related work and were unable to enter secondary school and some children dropped out of education altogether.


The project will fund classes and activities to engage parents and children in the life of the school. Older pupils will be offered additional classes to prepare for the exams that are needed to access secondary school. Running whole school activities will broaden horizons, support school attendance and promote the community’s engagement in education.