Projects

Completed Projects

  • Completion of the boundary wall
  • Laptops loaded with educational CDs/DVDs
  • Toilets installed and clean water provided

Latest Projects

With building projects nearing completion we are giving our time and energy to upgrading our teachers' professional development by funding computer and internet classes in English and Mathematics - only two out of 72 of our teachers are computer literate - to enable them to use DVDs and other digital educational materials in their own lesson planning. We aim to provide a laptop and projector for each class in nursery, primary and secondary schools. This project is being promoted on YouTube - just follow this link! Please help us if you can.

Help us to continue!
  • Just £2 per month will buy school a school uniform and shoes for 2 primary children (less than a cup of coffee in Starbucks)
  • £25 per year (for 6 years) will enable a secondary school student to buy uniform and books and complete their education. The charity has 42promising students being sponsored at present but we need to add at least 10 each year.
  • Professional development for teachers by funding local workshops, visits to UK schools and use of our computer laboratory for teacher training. This is one of the greatest needs of the school - to retrain and update our staff.
  • Phases 2 and 3 of the secondary school building programme are progressing and for the first time students will be able to study tailoring, catering, carpentry and building, auto and electrical mechanics, nursing and science. Building of workshops and classrooms begins in January.

    We desperately need funds to equip these workshops.
  • Initially the priority was to refurbish the existing, burned out classrooms and supply desks, chairs and text books for all the children.
  • We were then able to build extra classrooms in the nursery and primary schools and fund some "community teachers" and assistants.
  • Toilets were installed and clean water provided to all three schools.
  • A primary school uniform fund helps needy families. The children wear uniform because when at home they have no clothes or shoes.
  • In the secondary school 6 year scholarships of £25 per annum are awarded to promising girls and boys as at present only 23% of children go on to secondary level education due to lack of means.
  • At the request of parents, school board and local chiefs, the charity has embarked on an ambitious programme to develop a science and technology department.  This will enable the secondary school to offer a greater range of more practical subjects.  So far a two storey building for science, home economics and computer studies has been built and equipped.  Great Barr School in Birmingham has partnered us in this and has supplied IT equipment. There is no mains electricity available so the charity has provided a generator and maintains it, although diesel is very expensive.

Along with our appeal for donations on other projects we continue to need funding to support the Schools. At Waterloo Schools Charity we strongly believe education is the key for a better and brighter future for the children of Sierra Lone. Please donate to help our cause, Thank you.

On-going Projects

The Nursery School

At the request of the village elders and the ministry of education and thanks to the Zoe Carss Educational Trust, we have built a new nursery school. This was designed with two classrooms and a barrie (verandah) at each end so that the little ones can be outside in all weathers.

This ensures that children have a good grasp of English, the official language, when they enter primary school.

The Primary School

There are 860 pupils in primary education but classes are very crowded and there is constant pressure to accept more children as, at present, only 60% go to school. In 2006 a new primary classroom building with a teacher's office replaced a tarpaulin structure which had been in use since the war.

The Peninsula Secondary School

Generous donations from British & Foreign School Society, Guernsey Overseas Aid Commission together with fund raising events in Worcestershire have allowed us to build and equip large science, computer and home economics laboratories which are now in full use.  This is Phase 1 of a long term renovation and development of the secondary school.

More Information?

If you require any further information please do not hesitate to Contact Us.

More Information?

If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact us on +44 (0)1386 553891 or you can visit our website at http://www.waterloo-schools.org/ for the latest information.