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 56,116 students with a Christ-centered education.

Training

School Leaders: 591 | Teachers: 468

Loans

55 loans disbursed to 54 schools  |  Total loan capital (USD): $425,279

289

Total Schools Impacted

*Cumulative impact as of March 31, 2020

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.

Mariatu Koroma, Christian Transformation and Training Officer

Mariatu joined Edify in October 2020 as a Christian Transformation and Training Officer.

She has over six years of experience working with underserved communities in Sierra Leone at various nonprofit organizations, such as: Regional Coordinator at 4M-Solutions; Project Manager and Regional Licensing Officer at Marie Stopes Sierra Leone and Regional Licensing Officer.

Mariatu is an active member in her church serves in the Prayer Band.