A secondary school is needed at P4K’s Waterloo Complex in Sierra Leone to provide a continuous path to higher education.
Their mission is to support students with the opportunity of education, quality teaching, physical activity, healthcare, neighbourhood & community interaction. Over 15 years in Sierra Leone they have developed several education facilities: Tower Hill…kindergarten, primary school and teachers’ college; Syke Street…primary and secondary school; and Waterloo…preschool, childcare, kindergarten and primary school.
Waterloo is a growing town on the outskirts of Freetown. On the existing Waterloo Compound, there are 2 orphanages, medical clinic, childcare & Kindergarten, and primary school. The primary school has grown to over 700 students and many do not continue their education because there is not an affordable secondary school available to them.
Scholarships will be offered in higher or tertiary education for graduating students to further breakdown barriers to employment and breaking the poverty cycle.
To continue the flow of quality and free of charge education to the poor community at Waterloo by providing a best practice education facility in the current Waterloo compound…improving their future outcomes.
To build a new school building on the existing compound to relocate the primary school students, refurbish the existing primary school building and convert it the high school. It will be registered with the Government as a private school thus receive some support.
- To reduce the barriers to education for the poor and promote the level of education currently provided.
- Reduce the number of students that drop out of school and the number of students that do not continue to higher education.
Stages of development
- First to Third year – to provide support with the development of the new school in Waterloo. To fund designs, planning, building tenders. To raise funds needed to develop, fit out and establish the building for education.
- Fourth to Fifth year – provide operational support for the education facility to become self-sufficient.
- The school curriculum will be prepared during the last 6 months by Mary Adams and her pupils at teachers’ college.
All teaching staff and support staff are locals with management transiting to locals over the 5 years. Twenty students at the Teachers college will complete their training…early childhood diploma, diploma in basic computer skills, basic healthcare, and hygiene skills…and be government accredited by completion of the project. Existing auxiliary staff will teach new auxiliary staff.
- Children aged 6 to 17.
- People with disabilities
- Financially disadvantaged people
- Child victims of crime including family violence
- Youth 18 to 14
- Unemployed persons
- Builders, tradesman, labourers.
It is anticipated there will be 600 students attending the secondary school by the end of the five years.
You can help…
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