Promoting education in Sierra Leone as a pathway out of poverty and toward better well-being.


Education for HOPE, Inc. is a PUBLIC BENEFIT, nonprofit organization that is organized and operated exclusively for charitable and educational purposes. Specifically, this non-profit corporation exists to provide relief to poor, distressed, and underprivileged children and youths residing in Sierra Leone; to provide basic school supplies, text books and access to library books, and to build and renovate dilapidated schools.

We strive to help create supportive and nurturing environments for children that foster self-worth and self-esteem, giving them the opportunity to become successful and active contributors to society. We have developed three (3) programs in furtherance of our charitable and educational purpose.

Educational Resources Program

Backpacks donated to school children of Tumba primary School

One of the biggest challenges facing developing countries is the shortage of educational resources. The largest input in educational systems is teachers, but additional major inputs include teaching and learning materials. This program has two ongoing focuses: 1) increasing school supplies in primary schools and 2) increasing access to learning materials in Sierra Leone’s public libraries. Read more about Educational Resources Program

Building and Renovating Schools

Front Elevation - Blueprint of a 6 classroom school

One of the most significant barriers to education for school-age children in low-income countries is lack of access to school buildings, particularly in the most socially and economically disadvantaged communities. Where school buildings exist in rural and remote communities, they are usually very far from the homes; have significant infrastructural limitations, such as overall poor condition, walls of mud bricks, and thatched roofs; and lack of basic amenities such as latrines, tables and chairs, and chalkboards. Read more about Building and Renovating Schools