The Swiss-Sierra Leone Development Foundation, with the support of Action Swiss-Sierra Leone, implemented a school sponsorship programme in 1988 for both Primary and Secondary level. The aim of the project was to assist vulnerable families who could not afford to send their children to school. Initially beginning in Masanga the number of children grew quickly in terms of size and locations.
Our Education Officer, Michaella has been coordinating the project since 2009 and has seen the programme grow from strength to strength, with currently 122 students receiving scholarships.
To reduce the transmission of Ebola during the height of the epidemic, the education system in Sierra Leonewas closed down. As part of the recovery process schools nationwide reopened in April 2015, including the recommence of the SSLDF school sponsorship programme.
Our sister Association ASSL in Switzerland is in charge to find sponsors for these children and manage the administration of this programme section. For an amount of 95 CHF (105 USD OR 100 EUR) per year, you can a child in Sierra Leone, the chance to go to school for one year! This amount serves for paying school fees, uniform, footwear and school material (books, stationary, etc) for the school year. At the end of every school year the sponsor receives a copy of the school report card from his/her child.
Should you be interested to sponsor a child of our program, please send an email to email@example.com. ASSL Switzerland will contact you as soon as possible.