Thank you so much for your generous donation of 40 cases (960 dictionaries) of student dictionaries to Education for Hope. These dictionaries will be distributed to the Tumba primary school children and the Sierra Library Board to be placed in the children sections of libraries across Sierra Leone. THEY ARE NOT FOR SALE.
Lack of educational opportunity is the primary cause of stagnant development and increased poverty within underdeveloped African nations. While many regions of the world are susceptible to hard times, children in Africa are at high risk for continued poverty and less educational opportunities; therefore, they are our organization's primary focus.
The Dictionary Project’s donation will support hundreds of local children in Sierra Leone and help them to harness the power of knowledge and improve literacy and communication skills. With the generous support of the Dictionary Project, we will be able to help many of these children learn to read books and also help them work toward a brighter future.
Thank you again, and we hope for your continued support.
Education for Hope would like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation for your donation and support over the years. Without your contributions we would not be able to carry out our programs—Books for Libraries, Educational Scholarship Drive, and Rebuilding Dilapidated Schools—or implement our various volunteer initiatives in Sierra Leone.
With your support, in 2012 we were able to accomplish the following:
Completed the construction of the Ro Tumba Primary School, a three-classroom structure, where over 80 school children will have access to an ideal learning environment. New features at the school include:
|21 sets of chairs and tables|
|4 toilet stalls—2 for boys and 2 for girls|
|Provided school supplies (pens, pencils, erasers, sharpeners, notebooks, rulers, crayons, pencil pouches, etc.) to over 80 children in Ro Tumba village|
|Provided school supplies to 2 teachers of Ro Tumba Primary School|
As you know, Sierra Leone is still recovering from a decade-long civil war that left the education system in a shambles. Many schools in the rural areas are still far from an ideal learning environment for students, libraries are lacking updated textbooks, and many children still cannot afford basic educational supplies. The need there seems insurmountable, and we still have a lot of work to do. We are counting on you this Christmas to “give the gift of education” to help us help the children of Sierra Leone.
Your contribution this holiday season will enable us to continue to deliver thousands of books to libraries, provide school supplies to needy students, and rebuild dilapidated schools in Sierra Leone. The future of any nation is determined by the quality of education provided to its children. By empowering the children of this country, we believe that we can raise their quality of life by creating ladders of opportunity through education.
A gift of any value will go a very long way and will be an investment in the lives of these children. Please select your gift amount from the items on our donation page here. All donations are tax deductible.
Thank you for believing in Education for Hope and, more importantly, for believing in the children of Sierra Leone.
Happy Holidays and Best Wishes for the New Year!
Your Friends at Education for Hope
On Wednesday, November 9, 2012, Education for Hope (EFH), Executive Director, Mr. Momodu W. Jalloh, appeared on the “We YUS” TV program at SLBC in Freetown, Sierra Leone, to discuss EFH programs, the Tumba Primary School Project, and the role of education in economic development and sustainability. He asserted that every developed country invests heavily in education, especially in early childhood/primary education, beacuse it is a critical phase in the development process of the future leaders of tomorrow.
He also expressed his appreciation to the hosts of “WE YUS”, Ms. Lucian and Don, for providing a platform where ordinary citizen can shed light on issues and for bringing awareness to the problems of the day and giving voice to the voiceless.
On Wednesday, November 7, 2012, an Education for Hope delegation visited the Sierra Leone Library in Tower Hill, Freetown, and met with the Chief Librarian, Mr. Sallieu Turay and his staff. During their visit, they donated a projector, a telephone/fax machine, and some supplies. Mr. Turay expressed appreciation and thanked the EFH delegation, Board, and donors for their continued support. He indicated that the projector was much needed and will be utilized to make presentations, and show movies in the children’s section, and also used for other functions.
EFH Executive Director, Mr. Momodu W. Jalloh, commended Mr. Turay and his staff for their dedication and hard work in improving access to books and literature for students across the country. He was also impressed with the strides SLLB has made to renovate and stock the libraries with books and needed materials. He wowed that EFH will continue their partnership and promised to assist the library Board to secure a mobile library and other needed items.
Education for Hope would like to honor 2012 interns Abbey Walsh (American University), Nakiya Pitts (American University), and Brian Stout (James Madison University) for their contributions and tireless efforts to promote the mission and vision of our organization. Over the summer they embarked on multiple projects, such as enhancing our social media presence, conducting extensive research on donors and funders, and developing a backpack and school supplies initiative.
Thank you for your dedication and diligence in enhancing the Education for Hope mission. Together we will improve the quality of life and end generational cycles of poverty in Sierra Leone by empowering children with the tools and resources to read and write, and thus the ability to chart their own destiny.
2011 was a great year for Education for Hope. We started a number of initiatives that will hopefully put our organization in good standing for the future and we are excited about what the future holds for us. Having a great management team and Board of Directors to guide us in our work is only the beginning. Click on the report to read the report in full and please feel free to share it with your personal and professional networks to help us spread the word about EFH.
Thank you! Thank you! What a successful night! Words cannot express our sincere thanks and appreciation for your support. Despite the rain and chilly night, you came out to give your support to a great cause – you are an educational champion.
We wanted to extend a special thanks to American University for the opportunity to screen this great documentary on campus. The School of International Studies and Center for Peacebuilding & Development are true partners and thanks for making it possible. Many thanks to the Human Rights group for providing the resources to screen the movie.
For those that missed this must see movie, you would have another opportunity to see it in the fall - stay tuned.
Join us for the screening of Pride of Lions at American University, Ward 5 - Monday, April 23rd, 2012, 6pm - 8pm.
A special thanks to all who attended our first fundraising event. It was a big success.