KidsGive Sierra Leone November 2015 travel blog

Students and teachers at FAWE school

With Head Teacher, Beatrice

17 students took the exams

School Children at FAWE

When I arrived at FAWE Girls School in Mattru Jong, I had a wonderful surprize. The whole school - all the students and teachers - had come out to greet me with song. The head mistress, Beatrice, welcomed me and Kidsgive to the school.

Fortunately, none of the children were affected directly by Ebola. The school had had a difficult year, as the teachers went without salaries for eight months.

Nevertheless, classes started again last April, and 17 students took the national sixth grade exams.

FAWE started in 2002, right after the war, as an informal school for girls and other war affected children. Now an official government school, they have recently expanded to include a pre-school (run by Betty!) and they have also brought on 7 more teachers, bringing the total to 15. The school is now bursting at the seams with children. So they were very grateful for the Kidsgive donation to the building fund and also for the teaching supplies and materials.

Our assistance to FAWE school started in 2007 with donations from the Duncombe family, in honor of their brother, Matta David Duncombe, who is an honorary chief in the village. Since then, our scholarships have helped over 2000 students at the school!

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