Thursday, 10 October 2013

Sponsor Education

The Hope Pre and Primary School is a private school run by the Hope Assembly Church, therefore it is not government funded. The teachers are paid out of church collections, and therefore their salaries are very low. (Currently approx £12.50 per month) The children who attend have to pay fees, as children do at all schools in Sierra Leone, and this is not subsidised.

Due to extreme poverty in the country, many children are unable to attend school, and often when they have started school their families are unable to continue with the financial outlay because of difficulties within the family such as death of a parent, loss of what earnings they may have had, or illness.

Hope for Lungi was founded with the conviction that the Hope Pre and Primary School would be completed and would flourish not only as a school, but as a place where children and their whole families would come for help when they needed it, and receive that help, support and love from the Hope Assembly Church. Small steps have been made with the beginning of a clothing bank there.

We would dearly love to be able to provide sponsorship for some of the many children who need it, and teacher training for the teachers who need it. To that end, we have compiled the stories of 11 of these children and ask that you have a read, and if you are able to, please help.. The captions with the photos were written by Lyndon Bob Johnson, so you may find some local colloquialisms in there! :-)
The total cost of sponsorship for one child for a year is £50.

School Fees, Uniform and Ceremonial Costume                                                 Le 205,000     £30
Sports and Games, Personal Development, Toiletries etc.                                   Le 135,000     £20

How to Sponsor

If you would like to help one of the children or teachers below have an education that so many in other countries take for granted, please click the sponsor link below and then click the DONATE NOW button on the right. Please let us know the name of the person you want to help.100% of your donation will reach us


If you pay tax we can also get gift aid if you fill in your address. This you can do by clicking the 'learn more' link on the right of the donate window, then page down the next page and you will see another link saying 'claim gift aid'  click that and sign into ebay and fill in your details we will now get an extra 25% on top of your donation 
Thank you all again for your continued support, from the Hope For Lungi team.





MESSIE BOCKARIE

Was born around 2004 in Lungi. She was born to Mr. & Mrs. Bockarie. The father of this girl was a fisherman and Mother as a house wife and petty trader. One day, the father of this girl went  fishing on the sea and did not return until the next 3days. When the news was now circulated that somebody went to fishing has not returned, the community people now went in search of him and later on discovered his corpse around the sea side eaten up by fish and later on buried. She was at the age of 2 years when her father died. However, the death of her father created frustration for her mother and resulted to an immense illness. She was not able to withstand the illness and she also died. She was at the age of 3 years when she lost her mother too. Meanwhile, the young girl was now taken by a concerned neighbour in the community namely, Alice Lansana who is a Widow petty trader.


Messie Has Now Kindly Been Sponsored







MOSTENA .I. KAMARA

Is an abandoned child whose parent were not found or identified. This child was found at one junction wrapped in a blanket by a passerby namely, Mama Yankeh who brought the attention of the community people to this abandoned child. From investigation and source of information, we understand that the woman who abandoned this child was a teenager and because of fear of her parents and since they were strong Muslims and their tradition cannot allow such, she abandoned the child at the junction. And unfortunately, the real mother could not identify herself. This happened sometime in September, 2005 at Madina Shebureh Village in the Southern Province. However, out of sympathy, somebody by the name of Teneh Kamara asked for a favor whether she could have the child to bring her up, in short, her request was granted. She is with the child until this time here in Lungi. This woman has sent the girl to this school but she is struggling with payments of school fees since she also depend on others for her upkeep.

Mostena Has Now Kindly Been Sponsored








MOSES KOROMA

Is the son of one late Pa Koroma and his wife Mabinty Koroma. He was brought up by a single parent (her mother) in a small village called Tulun Lungi. His mother worked very hard to feed and have him educated, but as a single parent, she finds it very difficult to run the home and at the same time educate her son. However, the mother of Moses used to work as a house help for people around the community in order to maintain the family.





Moses Has Now Kindly Been Sponsored







ISATA MAHDI

Is the daughter of one Mr. Mahdi and his wife Isata Mahdi. The father of this girl abandoned the young girl and his wife since the young girl was at the age of 6months and till now he (the father) is no were to be found. As of now, the girl is at the age of 4years. This single mother is a petty trader, she traded in coal in a very small quantity only to take care of her daughter and educate her. To be justice, life here in Africa for women single parent homes is a very difficult one.



Isata Has Now Kindly Been Sponsored









HANNAH KAIKAI

Is the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Kaikai of Lungi. The parents of this young girl are very poor that they cannot afford to meet the needs of the child in the area of education. These parents are engaged in home gardening, they used to plant vegetable, corn, groundnut in a very small scale and out of the sales of the garden product; they were able to send their daughter to school, but up till now, they are not able to afford all the required needs for their daughter’s education since she has promoted to a new class.






Hannah Has Now Kindly Been Sponsored









GALE MANLEY

Is the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Manley. The parents of this young girl are very advanced in age, poor and cannot afford to help her continue her education. The father was a fisher man but at present, he could no longer fishing in respect of his age. However, her mother is a petty trader who traded in Okra, Pepper, Dry fish and Palm oil and in a very small scale. From that of her petty trading, she manages to upkeep the home and sends her daughter to school. Since Gale’s father is now old and could not fish any longer, her mother now serves as the bread winner of home. Schools charges used to increase after every academic year and she cannot afford to continue to take care of her educational affairs.






Gale Has Now Kindly Been Sponsored










ZACHARIA SESAY

Mr. & Mrs. Sesay are the parents of this child sometime in 2002. At time Mr. Sesay was very hard working and committed to pay for his child’s school. Suddenly Mr. Sesay lost his job and could not find any until this time.
However, his wife, Mrs. Sesay is now the bread winner of the home. Mr. Sesay presently depends on his wife to run the affairs of the home. Situation now at home is unfavorable which led to the child to drop out of school last year.






Zacharia Has Now Kindly Been Sponsored










MICHAELLA SAMBO

Is a 5year old girl who is believed to be the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Sambo. Mr. Sambo was an okada rider (motor bike rider) Her father was a very hardworking man, he always make sure that everything was alright in the home. That led his wife to become vey lazy and after sometime, Mr. Sambo became very ill and was taken to the Mahera Hospital. The doctor did not diagnose any symptoms of sickness. The family members of Mr. Sambo took him from the hospital and went with him to a native doctor, there the sickness became worst. At one night, before his death, he started bleeding from his mouth and nostril which resulted to a sudden death. He was succeeded by his two children that are Michaella Sambo and her brother. But Michaella is presently at the Hope Pre & Primary school in nursery II. However, she was admitted to the Hope Pre & Primary school, but has no better support in the area of education.



Michaella Has Now Kindly Been Sponsored










MOHAMED KAMARA

Is a 3year old boy and from the parents of Mr. & Mrs. Kamara. His father had died 2years back and was succeed by his wife and five (5) children. But presently Mrs. Kamara now as a widow cannot afford school fees for all her five (5) children









Mohamed Has Now Kindly Been Sponsored









SIDIE SOWA

Is a 6year old boy who is believed to be the son of Mr. Mrs. Sowa. The father of Sidie was a meson who was involved in a terrible accident. He fell from a two storey building and was admitted to the hospital. However, he was fortunate to survive but because of his health, the doctor advised that he could no longer partake in any hard work for the past 3-4 years. His wife has been working very hard to run the affairs of the home.



Sidie Has Now Kindly Been Sponsored








GRACE GORDON

Grace is a 6 year old girl and daughter of Mr & Mrs Gordon. She lives with a single parent ( Her mother, Matenneh Gordon) who worked very hard to feed, clothe and send her to school.  Her Father abandoned this young girl and her mother while she was at the age of one.  However, since women single parenting is common here in Africa but Sierra Leone to be precise, her mother has been involved in odd jobs in order to run the affairs of the home and at the same time to send Grace to school.  Because she has been doing some odd jobs, this has resulted to a horrific health condition.  As a result, she could no longer afford to maintain support to the schooling of her daughter.



Grace Has Now Kindly Been Sponsored







The teachers at the Hope Pre and Primary School also need training

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HEAD MISTRESS ~ MRS. BINTU .S. CONTEH

COLLEGE ~ FREETOWN TEACHERS COLLEGE

AREA OF STUDY ~ HIGHER TEACHERS CERTIFICATE (HTC)

FEES PER TERM ~ LE: 450,000          £70
YEARLY FEES ~     LE: 1,350,000      £200

COURSE BEGINS ~ 16TH DECEMBER, 2013.
DURATION ~ 3 YEARS













TEACHER ~ MISS. TENNEH KONGAIMA

COLLEGE ~ PORT LOKO TEACHERS COLLEGE

AREA OF STUDY ~ TEACHERS CERTIFICATE (TC)

FEES PER TERM ~ LE: 350,000          £52
YEARLY FEES ~     LE: 1,050,000      £155

COURSE BEGINS ~ 16TH DECEMBER, 2013.
DURATION ~ 3 YEARS














TEACHER ~ MR. ANDERSON .F. CONTEH

COLLEGE ~ PORT LOKO TEACHERS COLLEGE

AREA OF STUDY ~ TEACHERS CERTIFICATE (TC)

FEES PER TERM ~ LE: 350,000        £52
YEARLY FEES ~    LE: 1,050,000     £155

COURSE BEGINS ~ 16TH DECEMBER, 2013.
DURATION ~ 3 YEARS














TEACHER ~ MRS. MARIAN MANLEY

COLLEGE ~ PORT LOKO TEACHERS COLLEGE

AREA OF STUDY ~ TEACHERS CERTIFICATE (TC)

FEES PER TERM ~ LE: 350,000        £52
YEARLY FEES ~     LE: 1,050,000    £155

COURSE BEGINS ~ 16TH DECEMBER, 2013.
DURATION ~ 3 YEARS














TEACHER ~ SYLVESTER .A. KAMANDA

COLLEGE ~ NJALA UNIVERSITY

AREA OF STUDY ~ INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT)

FEES PER TERM ~ LE: 500,000        £75
YEARLY FEES ~    LE: 1,500,000     £220

COURSE BEGINS ~ 18TH SEPTEMBER, 2013.
DURATION ~ 4 YEARS














TEACHER ~ ABDUL SALAM KAMARA

COLLEGE ~ PORT LOKO TEACHERS COLLEGE

AREA OF STUDY ~ TEACHERS CERTIFICATE (TC)

FEES PER TERM ~ LE: 350,000         £52
YEARLY FEES ~     LE: 1,050,000     £155

COURSE BEGINS ~ 16TH DECEMBER, 2013.
DURATION ~ 3 YEARS