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 and has celebrated its 10 year anniversary, October 2010 having taught 2500 children to date.
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 380 pupils.
How You Can Help
Our CHALLENGE is to raise our normal running costs from £20,000 and increasing as wages and inflation rise.
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 – Expand our school to twice the size for 2 streams of children to meet the demand bought by the excepted rising standards of our schools.