Creating a bright future for children through the process of education
Empowering a new generation with independence and choice
What We Do
OAKS is a small ‘family and friends’ charity. We have built and run a Primary School in Bo, Sierra Leone, West Africa. The school opened early October 2007.
In 2012 based on our excellent and consistent 100% pass rate in the National Primary School Exams we decided to expand into Junior Secondary School. This has meant building and opening two new classroom, September 2013 and September 2014.
Our goal at OAKS is to make a difference to the lives and the future potential of our school population of approximately 350 pupils.
How You Can Help
Our CHALLENGE is to raise our normal running costs from £15,000 and increase it by an EXTRA £5,000 to pay for our expanding workforce, a new minimum wage and the normal wage increases.
We have completed the expansion of our existing building so we can provide a rolling programme into Junior Secondary School, a much needed facility for the local communities of Mendewa and Lewabu, which will give our pupils educational continuity.
What next – a Senior Secondary School? This would be the equivalent to the UK Years 10, 11 & 6th Form and would have to be located on a new but nearby site.