Alan’s Africa, a Rotary-supported schools’ project in Sierra Leone has received government recognition.
Since 2013, Alan Wolstencroft’s charity, Alan’s Africa, has been working with the Liverpool Junior and Secondary schools in Freetown.
In that time, the charity has funded:
- Ten classrooms all with water harvesting.
- Two toilet blocks including water harvesting and hand wash stations at each of the blocks.
- An office/staff room/store.
- Installation of a hand pump and improvements to the water well.
- A library & laboratory for the Secondary school, complete with water harvesting system.
- A Junior school library room, complete with water harvesting system.
- Installation of mains electricity to nine rooms.
- A security wall to form a school compound.
In addition, the charity has also funded more than 1,400 text books to both libraries and been instrumental with the ‘Sunny Girl’ project which supplies sanitary pads to 300 girls, giving them better access to education.
Now, the Sierra Leone Government has granted Liverpool School official recognition.
This is a great step forward for the community and has justified all the investment at the school.”
“The Ministry of Education was so impressed by the infrastructural development at both the Liverpool Junior & Secondary schools, which has taken place in the last few years, hence the recognition,” explained Alan.
“The majority of the teachers are expected to be paid by the ministry, with effect from January 2020, but there are five junior school teachers and six senior school teachers who are left outside the scheme, as there are not adequate funds to pay all staff in the country.
“The school will also receive items such as exercise books and core subject textbooks.
“This is a great step forward for the community and has justified all the investment at the school.”
You can find out more about Alan’s Africa Project via the website.