A Look Back at 2018

Unusable Latrines at Barlie School, Sierra Leone

Healthy Schools International is thrilled to be a supporting partner on a 3-year, $101,000 International Global Grant. The grant was awarded by Rotary International to the West Springfield, Virginia, USA and Bo, Sierra Leone Rotary clubs. We are part of a pilot program designed to improve student performance at three underserved rural schools in the Bo District of Sierra Leone.

Each school will receive new furniture and classroom supplies and three teachers at each school will attend certification training (qualifying them for a government salary). HSI will provide safe sanitation and solar electricity for each school campus. Most recently, we’ve completed a solar electricity micro-grid for Largo Primary, one of the three pilot schools.

School ChildrenWe are happy to report that all nine teachers have started their certification training and each school has received new furniture, blackboards and supplies. HSI has also completed its work with Largo Primary by implementing a new latrine block utilizing waterless, composting technology. The next school we want to start construction for is Barlie Primary which is more remote than Largo and whose latrines could really stand replacing (as you can see from the header photo above).

Look for more great news about the the important work your support is bringing to rural and underserved schools in Sierra Leone and Kenya!

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If HSI is in your giving plans this year, please consider making your donation through the PayPal Giving Fund at this link. Thank you!