The Oaks Story
OAKS charity evolved following a visit by Margaret Jarrett to see her grandmother Mabel in Sierra Leone during the closing days of the civil war. The post war levels of poverty and malnutrition, the lack of facilities and opportunity for the underprivileged galvanised Margaret into action. She bought a piece of bush land in a poor area of Tikonko Chiefdom, south of Bo Town and became determined to build a school for marginalised children. Education is the key to opportunity, everyone needs hope and a stake in the future.
Margaret is an evangelist and she wanted the school hall to be used as a place of worship on a Sunday to promote moral standards and help to foster good citizenship. Her dream is big.
2016. A grant to James Tudor Foundation OAKS School now has a nurse! Hurray. Whilst at school any sick child or member of staff can be tested and treated for the endemic disease of MALARIA. James Foday, our nurse, can also treat all minor ailments and refer via parents for further hospital interventions.
This has greatly improved the health and attendance of all. Providing medicatation costs approximately £500 / term.
Donations would be welcome.