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

Three Communities (Rogbomtama, Mabene and Manama) Primary School Project

Children of Rogbomtama Village

This Fall we will kick off Phase 1 of the Rogbomtama, Mabene, and Mamama primary school project to construct
a nine-room structure with six-room toilet stalls. The structure will have six classrooms, an office, a library,
and a storage facility.

These communities are located in the Port Loko district, Koya Chiefdom, Sierra Leone, and do not have a functioning school; therefore, the children do not attend school. Ninety-five percent of the habitants are illiterate. Despite their circumstances, they understand the value of education and want their children to be able to read and write and lead a better life. There are approximately 95 school-age children (50 boys and 45 girls) who live in these communities. The residents of these communities rely on fishing and farming for their livelihood and shared the same characteristics as Tumba village.

Initially, we planned to construct the primary school in Rogbomtama village, but the elders of the village informed us that the surrounding communities do not have a school as well. Therefore, they have invited the elders of those communities to discuss the possibility of building one school to be accessed by all the children in the surrounding areas. At the meeting, they agreed to pull their limited resources together and chose a location, of equal walking distance for the children, to construct the school.

For the construction of the school, they agreed to provide unskilled labor, land for the school construction, sand,
stone, water, and sticks. The communities are very excited and looking forward to the start of the project.


Project status: 
Students and teachers on the first day of school at Three Communities Primary School

Education for Hope (EFH) embarked on an ambitious journey in 2013 to build a new school from the ground up, which will serve three communities where there are no schools. Because of the lack of schools, the children do not go to school, and those who are strong enough walk miles away to attend the closest school. The new school is equipped with six classrooms, an office, and a library. Read more about New school opened!

Front of the Three Communities School in progress

Our Executive Director, Mr. Momodu W. Jalloh recently visited Sierra Leone to check on the status of the school for the Three Communities Primary School project. The library is complete and classrooms and office are furnished. The project team is currently finishing the interior and exterior painting and building the steps. The school is approximately 90% complete and it is on track to be opened in time for the 2018/2019 school academic year.

Front of the Three Communities School in progress

See our progress in the photo gallery. We are finishing the Three Communities School and building the desks and chairs. Read more about Progress at the Three Communities School Project

Three Communities Primary School project

We are making great progress with the Three Communities Primary School project. The doors, windows, and ceiling installations have been completed – we are getting closer to the finish line. The children are excited and cannot wait to start their educational journey! Read more about Three Communities Primary School project close to the finish line

EFH Avalon fundraiser

Education for Hope had a successful fundraising event on Saturday April 22, 2017, at Avalon (First and M) in Washington, D.C. We would like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to you for coming out to support a great cause despite the rain - making Education for Hope a priority. Without you, we would not have been able to achieve our mission and vision, making a difference in the lives of the underprivileged children of Sierra Leone. Read more about Thank you for coming out to support our mission!

The Three Communities Primary School

Three years ago, we were approached by three communities in the Port Loko District, Sierra Leone, for assistance to build a primary school for their communities, because they had none and their children had to walk many miles to attend the nearest school. The children that were not strong enough to embark on the treacherous journey to the nearest school simply did not attend, which left approximately 150 children without access to education. Read more about Three Communities School Progress!

Kadiatu Kargbo

Education for Hope’s Executive Director, Momodu Jalloh, traveled to Sierra Leone in April to monitor the implementation of our programs and explored other areas in which our organization could create an impact.

Work has resumed and a lot of progress has been made on the Three Communities Primary School project, which is currently at the roofing level. Also, there are currently 120 plus children enrolled in the RoTumba Primary School, class one to class six. The head teacher indicated that the children are doing extremely well given their situation and condition of learning. Read more about Progress in Sierra Leone

Three Communities Primary School - Rogbomtama, Port Loko District, Sierra Leone

Things in Sierra Leone have started to return to normal - although a few logistical challenges remain.  Phase II of the Three Communities Primary school has started. The completion of this school will give 150 children the opportunity to go to school for the first time, so they can learn to read and write and have hope for a better tomorrow. Read more about Phase II of the Three Communities Primary School

Raffle for Rogbomtama

The Education for Hope (EFH) Board and Management team would like to express their sincere thanks and appreciation to you for participating in the “Raffle for Rogbomtama raffle” fund-raising event and for attending the raffle draw at Ted’s Montana. We hope that you had a great time, and learned about EFH&;s work in Sierra Leone. Read more about Thank you for a successful Raffle!

Raffle for Rogbomtama

Join us on Friday, August 29, 2014, from 6:00pm – 8:00pm for Raffle for ROGBOMTAMA! You can build a school and have a chance to win one of these great prizes! The raffle drawing will be held at Ted’s Montana Grill, 4300 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22203 (Nearest Metro Station: Ballston- MU – Orange Line), to raise funds for Phase 2 of the Three Communities Primary School. Have dinner and drinks at Ted’s, and 15% of you bill will go towards the project. Read more about Raffle for ROGBOMTAMA!


We are pleased to receive a grant from the Friends of Sierra Leone (FOSL). This grant will enable EFH to start Phase 2 of the Three Communities Primary School project in Rogbomtama village, Port Loko District, Sierra Leone. EFH Board of Directors and management team express their sincere thanks and appreciation to the FOSL Board of Directors for awarding this grant. Read more about Friends of Sierra Leone (FOSL) Grant

Bricks Laying

We are making progress on the Three Communities Primary school project in Rogbomtama village, Port Loko district, Sierra Leone.  Read more about Building Progress

Women and children of Mabane, Manama, and Rogbantama welcome EFH Team

On Saturday, December 15, 2013, EFH broke ground on the Three Communities Primary School project. It was very exciting to see the elders, men, women, and children who showed up and participated in this ground-breaking event—a total community effort. The women fetched and carried water and the men were actively involved in mixing and carrying concrete, sticks, stones, and cement, and laying out the foundation, while the elders assisted in many ways—preparing food and serving drinking water to the workers. Read more about The Three Communities Primary School Project