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  • Schools for Tomorrow is a project to build, renovate and re-energise 1,000 schools across Sierra Leone by 2023, giving over 100,000 children an education to start them on paths to change their world.

    This is our most ambitious and far-reaching project yet, and we are excited to be taking such a significant step towards providing universal basic education in Sierra Leone. We will be working alongside Street Child of Sierra Leone: who have been delivering education and protection for vulnerable children in their country for over 10 years.

    At the very minimum, education gives children a better chance of sustaining themselves and ensuring they lead a more prosperous life. At its best, education gives children the tools to become the architects for changing the future of their community and their country.

    This pack will provide you with a breakdown of the project and what we want to achieve on Lost on You for 2020

    the sierra leone context

    With the crippling effects of the Civil War (1992-2002) and the Ebola Crisis (2013-2016), Sierra Leone’s development has been painfully slow. In the United Nations 2011 Human Development Index the country was ranked 180th of 187.

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the only strategy for ensuring tomorrow is better than today, is to start with schools.

Rural Sierra Leone faces an education crisis. Farming or rock quarrying dominates local life and illiteracy in the countryside runs at 70%. Children are often needed to support the income of their impoverished families, and so fail to turn up regularly, or leave school entirely. Even for those children who do manage to attend school, the quality of education is so low that they often struggle to learn anyway. Whilst the Sierra Leonean Government is making education a priority, it is starting with Government schools that tend to only be found in urban areas, and the poverty of the economy places a natural limit to what can be achieved. As a result, rural community schools are being excluded from Government support.

What are we going to do

We have decided that this year all our profits will be destined to the Schools for Tomorrow program.

For this reason we have begun to make a series of Beneficial events in Paris with the objective of using 100% of the proceeds to accelerate the process for the construction of our first school in Sierra Leone.

Schools for Tomorrow will be directly targeting 1,000 communities where children have little, or zero, access to effective schooling. Working in partnership with these communities, the project will support the development of teaching and resources in the schools. We will also work with the communities to advocate the importance of education for all children - whether they are boys, girls or children living with disabilities.

Our Main goal for 2020

15.000 EURO

With 15,000 euros we can rebuild a school in addition to training their teachers. At the very minimum, education gives children a better chance of sustaining themselves and ensuring they lead a more prosperous life. At its best, education gives children the tools to become the architects for changing the future of their community and their country.

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  • 1 Improving School Structures

    Many rural communities either lack a school structure entirely or the structure that is available is unsuitable and unsafe. Street Child will work with each community to either build from scratch or extend and repair existing school structures. This will be based upon our low-cost approach that leverages local labour and materials. Depending on needs this will also include provision of classroom furniture.

  • 2 Improving Learning In Schools

    Rural classrooms are often under- resourced and teachers are untrained. Street Child will provide teaching and learning materials and work to improve quality of teaching. Untrained teachers will be enrolled in our distance-learning training programme to achieve the Government's teaching certificate. Street Child will also invest in on- going professional development of inexperienced teachers through in- classroom coaching by our Teaching Specialists.

  • 3 Ensuring Sustainability

    Many rural schools receive no government support and are forced to pass costs onto parents who cannot afford it. Street Child will support schools to establish an Income Generating Initiative (IGI), such as a school-owned rice farm or seed bank to cover the costs of teachers. We will also work to establish strong School Management Committees and support them to lobby the local government for school approval and integration into national budget.

As you might imagine, there is no 'one-size-fits-all' solution, and so each school is approached on an individual needs basis. Schools for Tomorrow will be directly targeting 1,000 communities where children have little, or zero, access to effective schooling. Working in partnership with these communities, the project will support the development of teaching and resources in the schools. We will also work with the communities to advocate the importance of education for all children - whether they are boys, girls or children living with disabilities.

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