Sierra Leone

THE NEED

Sierra Leone

The Civil War from 1991-2002 resulted in tens of thousands of deaths and over two million people displaced (1/3 of the population).  It affected the economy, education and many other areas of development.  As they continue to rebuild, please join us in walking alongside Christian schools that are bringing transformation to their nation.

51.7%

Population below poverty line

The youth population, ages 15-35, comprises 1/3 of the population of Sierra Leone. According to the UNDP, 70% of the youth are unemployed or underemployed. An estimated 800,000 youth are currently seeking employement.

70.5% Male & 52.1% Female

Literacy rate. Total population: 48.1% (2015 est.)

Statistics Sources: CIA World Factbook

http://globalpartnership.org/country/sierra-leone

http://sl.undp.org/content/sierraleone/en/home/countryinfo.html

THE IMPACT

Edify began a pilot program in 2017.

We have impacted 37,143 students with a Christ-centered education.

Training

School Leaders: 303 | Teachers: 109

Loans

28 loans disbursed to 28 schools  |  Total loan capital (USD): $208,948

187

Total Schools Impacted

*Cumulative impact as of September 30, 2018

EDIFY TEAM IN SIERRA LEONE

Michael Kamara,
Christian Transformation
and Training Officer

Michael has a BS degree in Accounting and Finance and a postgraduate diploma in Theology of Work, Logistic and Procurement Management, Finance and Administration. He worked for the Agape Development Initiative Sierra Leone as a Publication Relation Officer for 3 years and has also worked for the Campaign for Human Rights and Development International as Finance and Administration Officer for 4 years. Michael is also serving his church in the capacity of music and technical director, young adult ministry, church financial auditor and a Sunday school teacher for the past 3-4 years.