There is a drastic shortage of free, quality primary education for children living in poverty in Sierra Leone. We wish to expand the provision of such education by building extensions to our existing schools in the slums of Freetown and in rural Rogboro and providing much needed learning resources
It ran from 12:00 PM, 4 December 2015 to 5:00 PM, 14 December 2015
Registered Charity in England and Wales (1135392)
At present, almost a 1/4 of all 6-11 year olds and 35% of the poorest children in this age group in Sierra Leone have never attended school. Of those who do, more than 1/4 do not complete primary education. This is largely due to a lack of funds to afford public education, the scarcity of schools and the acute shortage of teachers, especially qualified teachers. Learning outcomes as a result are very poor.The need is even more pressing now as children have lost a year of education due to Ebola.
Both schools that Planting Promise runs in Freetown and rural Rogboro have run out of space, are overcrowded and unprotected in the rainy season, and lack good quality resources. By extending these schools and providing resources, we will be able to offer even more children free primary education, facilitate access to school and create an environment that is conducive to learning and improves learning outcomes. We will also continue to provide quality teacher training to our teachers.
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