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Sierra Leone officially the Republic of Sierra Leone, is a country in West Africa. It is bordered by Guinea in the north-east, Liberia in the south-east, and the Atlantic Ocean in the south-west. Sierra Leone has a tropical climate, with a diverse environment ranging from savannah to rainforests. Sierra Leone has a total area of 71,740 km2 (27,699 sq mi)[6] and an estimated population of 6 million (2011 United Nations estimate).[7][8] Freetown is the capital, largest city, and its economic and political centre. Bo is the second largest city and second major economic center in the country. The country is divided into four geographical regions: the Northern Province, Eastern Province, Southern Province and the Western Area, which are further divided into fourteen districts.

Sierra Leone is a predominantly Muslim country, though with an influential Christian minority. Sierra Leone is regarded as one of the most religiously tolerant nations in the world. Muslims and Christians collaborate and interact with each other peacefully. Religious violence is very rare in the country.

Sierra Leone has relied on mining, especially diamonds, for its economic base. It is also among the largest producers of titanium and bauxite, a major producer of gold, and has one of the world's largest deposits of rutile. Sierra Leone is home to the third-largest natural harbour in the world. Despite exploitation of this natural wealth, 70% of its people live in poverty.[12]

Sierra Leone became independent in 1961. Government corruption and mismanagement of the country's natural resources contributed to the Sierra Leone Civil War (1991 to 2002), which over more than a decade devastated the country. It left more than 50,000 people dead, much of the country's infrastructure destroyed, and over two million people displaced as refugees in neighboring countries.

More recently, the 2014 Ebola outbreak threatens to lead the country into a humanitarian crisis situation and a negative spiral of weaker economic growth. The country has an extremely low life expectancy.

Sierra Leone is a member of many international organizations, including the United Nations, the African Union, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the Mano River Union, the Commonwealth of Nations, the African Development Bank

FREE  PRIVATE SCHOOLS EDUCATION FOR NEEDY CHILDREN IN SIERRA LEONE.

CIDS4KIDS:

CIDS 4 KIDS is a Children Integrated Development Services (CIDS) project. CIDS 4 KIDS is tailored to meets the needs of vulnerable children and their community.
CIDS 4 KIDS project works to transform the lives of children affected by extreme poverty, hunger, illness, persecution, abuse, and neglect. Our projects focus on helping some of the most disadvantaged, socially excluded, vulnerable children and young people in Freetown and Port Loko district, Sierra Leone.
CIDS4 KIDS project invests in children's futures now. Your international support is needed to invest in vulnerable children without regards to tribe, religion.
VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED

CIDS NEW HOPE PREP-SCHOOL

WELLINGTON, FREETOWN SIERRA LEONE.

 

 Introduction: CIDS NEW HOPE Preparatory School is an educational service School run by the Children Integrated Development Services (CIDS). CIDS is a humanitarian organization registered and recognized by the government of Sierra Leone through the Ministry of social welfare, gender and children affairs, and the Ministry of Internal affairs. CIDS NEW HOPE Preparatory School was established in 2009. The school serves the Wellington Philip Street, mount Zion and pick-up farm communities in Freetown. The CIDS NEW HOPE Preparatory School has a population of 148 pupils.

The CIDS NEW HOPE School is affiliated with the CHILDREN INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT SERVICES (CIDS) a non religious, non governmental and not profit making organization. The aims are to help educate those underprivileged and orphan children, help reduce child poverty in these communities and to also help develop the communities through them. Thus, we felt the dire need to establish a Preparatory School to serve children and people in these communities.

The civil war in Sierra Leone caused a serious cracked in the educational system of the country which negative effects still persist even after the war, increasing the already national problem of high illiteracy and poverty rate amongst women and children.


The Environment & People: The people in these communities and its surroundings are very peaceful, receptive and nice to strangers, especially to those who will come to help their children. There are no acts of violence in these communities. Wellington is in between Kissy and Calaba town. Wellington is located in the Eastern part of Freetown .On the other side of Wellington is the Atlantic Ocean and the island-like airport. The communities are set up on some of the most beautiful hills of Freetown; although its roads are rough to walk on. These communities has a population of about 7-8 thousand people. The people who live in these communities are made of all the tribes in Sierra Leone. They are very friendly and welcoming, although poverty is high.

Electricity supply is not constant and water is fetched from wells during the dry season in March. The people in these communities speak Krio (pigeon English) and British English.


Who we need: We are looking for volunteers who would like to help teach in the school.

For the Head office we need: •Volunteers who have an in-depth knowledge and experience in fundraising activities. You will fundraise for the organization to help the needy children.


For the school we need: •Both male and female volunteers who love working with and for children.

•Volunteers who have a flair for creativity. You will teach small classes in prep 1-5

•Qualified teachers and general volunteers are all welcome.

• Teachers who would like to organize in service training for local staff.

• Nursery specialists.

• Being able to learn foreign language is an added advantage General attributes we expect from all volunteers:

• Anyone who is broadminded and ready to live a simple lifestyle in simple surroundings.

• Couples as well as small groups are welcome, likewise either gender.

• Both long and short term volunteers are welcomed.


Your Job at CIDS NEW HOPE PREP-SCHOOL: You will be engaged in various activities, mainly teaching in the school and helping out in other CIDS’ children development projects. It may take time however to get on side with the school kids, so patience and a good sense of humour are an asset. Besides this, on holidays, you can organize special activities in the school, such as art classes, recorder lessons, tutoring reading etc.

Volunteers will either be assigned to help out at CIDS head office. At school you will teach classes of around 10-18 children. We encourage volunteers to focus on teaching remedial reading and writing and working with arts and crafts with the children. You’ll teach at the school, in coordination with the local teachers. While sometimes-local teachers teach with the volunteers, most often volunteers plan, teach, assess, and evaluate on their own with very little guidance. You will be required to teach any of the following academy subjects from nursery 1 to prep 1 to 5 (grade 5) maths, science, language arts reading and tutorial program, literature, history, geography, phonics and handwriting. You are encouraged to give your input and try (or share) new teaching techniques. The children will take some time to get used to each volunteer’s unique style, but the results you will see are wonderful.


School Opening Times: School Hours: Monday – Friday: 7:45 am – 2:00 pm 7:45 am – 8:15 am (Assembly) 8:20 am – 8:30 am (calling of School register) 8:30 am- 10:30 am (Lesson time) 10:30 am- 12: 00 pm (Break) 12:00 pm – 12: 30 pm (Lunch) School Terms Term 1: 1st week of September – 2nd week of December Term 2 1st week of January – 1st week of April Term 3 3rd week of April – 1st week of August.


What you can do beforehand: If you don’t have much experience teaching and if you have some free time, it would benefit you to get some experience planning lessons/units, teaching, and working with kids. Also the coordinator can help you out if you have any doubts about your suitability or how to fit into the classroom.


Accommodation: (HOME STAY) Accommodation is simple but spacious. There are mosquito nets over the beds and one volunteer to a room. There are 4 people living in our apartment. The house is located within walking distance from the school. Within the compound is another bungalow where other families live. We shall make sure that you drink purified pure water through out your stay. The national electricity power supply is not constant and there is community water taps and wells, where clean water is usually fetched for washing of clothes and bathing. There is also a small petrol generator which may be used to generate electricity in the absence of power. There is a comfortable bedroom. The accommodation has a pit latrine but very clean and decent for foreign volunteers. During the rainy seasons water for washing is collected from the house roof.


Accommodation and Food Cost: DURATION COST

( $) Less than one month 500.00

1 month 550.00 Subsequent months 200.00

After 6 months No payment (Donation not integrated) You could donate for School supplies or towards any of our School projects.


Project Manager: Mr. Collins F. Rich is the project manager and volunteer coordinator for this project. He is also the social services officer for the National Christian Evangelical Mission in Sierra Leone. Collins is a social worker. He is very receptive and accommodating and will communicate with you as you plan your trip to Sierra Leone.


(Your volunteering service is highly needed) (CIDS 4 KIDS,  WELLINGTON PREP-SCHOOLS PROJECTS) We need volunteers from all walks of life, who can help from wherever they are or by working with us in Sierra Leone for any number of days/weeks/months or years. We need help to teach, to train our staff and students and to provide services to the community there. We welcome professionals, students and trainees to do work experience or to do their electives/internship. CIDS NEW HOPE PREPARATORY SCHOOL IS LOCATED IN THE EAST PART OF FREETOWN 51 OFF UPPER PHILIP STREET WELLINGTON. FREETOWN SIERRA LEONE, WEST AFRICA




  



Kambia Community Preparatory School is an educational service school run by Children Integrated Development Services (CIDS).

Kambia Community Preparatory School was established in 2006 and was formerly known as CICS Preparatory School. The school serves the Kambia  Makama community and other nearby villages.

The aim is to help educate those underprivileged and orphan children in the community and to also help develop the community through them.

The Environment & People:

The people in the Kambia  Makama Village community and surroundings are very peaceful, receptive and kindly to strangers, especially to those who will come to help their children. There are no acts of violence in the communities and the environment is clean. Kambia village is surrounded by big and small trees. In Kambia you will enjoy the natural beauty of nature. The land topology is flat and you will hear the cry of birds at night and during the day.

The people who live in Kambia  Village are of the Temne tribe. This is one of the 12 tribes in Sierra Leone. The Temnes live in the Northern part of Sierra Leone and they speak the Temne language. They are very friendly and welcoming, although poverty is high.

There are about 60-80 houses in Kambia Makama village with a population of around 1000 villagers. There is no electricity supply and water is fetched from a well. 90% of the people in Kambia are Muslims but they are not fanatic. They are highly tolerant of other religions and very receptive to strangers, especially those who come to help them and their kids.

Language in the area: 85% speak Temne and 25% speak Krio and English.

There are 4 Schools in Kambia Village. 1 Junior secondary school and 3 primary schools.

98% of the people in Kambia are local farmers who live on subsistence farming.
Many houses and cattle in Kambia village were destroyed during the 11- year rebel war. Ten’s of people were killed.

The paramount chief for the TMS Chiefdom stays in Kambia.

Come and enjoy your volunteering time in CIDS School in Kambia Village.

Who we need:

We are looking for volunteers to help fundraise in our main office in Freetown, and for volunteers who would like to help teach in the school in Kambia.

For the Head office we need:

•Volunteers who have an in-depth knowledge and experience in fundraising activities. You will fundraise for the organization to help the needy children and poor and aged.

For the school we need:

•Both male and female volunteers who love working with and for children. •Volunteers who have a flair for creativity. You will teach small classes in nursery.
•Qualified teachers and general volunteers are all welcome.
• Teachers who would like to organize in-service training for local staff.
• Volunteers with a medical background to work in the community clinic.
• Nursery specialists.
• Being able to learn foreign language is an added advantage

General attributes we expect from all volunteers:
• Anyone who is broadminded and ready to live a simple lifestyle in simple surroundings.
• Couples as well as small groups are welcome, likewise either gender.
• Both long and short term volunteers are welcomed.

If you don’t have much experience teaching and if you have some free time, it would benefit you to get some experience planning lessons/units, teaching, and working with kids. Also the coordinator can help you out if you have any doubts about your suitability or how to fit into the classroom.

Accommodation

The accommodation for volunteers in Kambia village is more than satisfactory. There are mosquito nets over the beds and one volunteer to a room. There are 8-15 people living in the house and there are 3 girls and 5 boys between the ages of 3- 8 years.

Volunteer’s accommodation is very good for foreign volunteers. There is a comfortable bedroom and one volunteer to a bed. The accommodation has a pit latrine but very clean and decent. The children normally have to walk 1-2 miles to fetch water. During the rainy seasons water for washing is collected from the house roof.

Accomodation and Food Costs: [[PASTING TABLES IS NOT SUPPORTED]] Project Manager

Mr. Collins F. Rich is the volunteer coordinator for these projects (School and Admin office). He is also the social services officer for the National Christian Evangelical Mission in Sierra Leone. Collins is a computer hardware engineer. He is married. He is very receptive and accommodating and will communicate with you as you plan your trip to Sierra Leone.

  





PROJECT MANAGER :
Mr. Collins Forest Rich is the project manager of CIDS4KIDS project and he is the one responsible for all  communication with all potential donors and volunteers.  He is a married man with children and he is  very receptive. Come and volunteer with us in Sierra Leone.
BED ROOM FOR VOLUNTEERS

CIDS KAMBIA COMMUNITY PRIMARY SCHOOL

Kambia Community Preparatory School is an educational service school run by Children Integrated Development Services (CIDS).

Kambia Community Preparatory School was established in 2006 and was formerly known as CICS Preparatory School. The school serves the Kambia  Makama community and other nearby villages.

The aim is to help educate those underprivileged and orphan children in the community and to also help develop the community through them.


The Environment & People:

The people in the Kambia  Makama Village community and surroundings are very peaceful, receptive and kindly to strangers, especially to those who will come to help their children. There are no acts of violence in the communities and the environment is clean. Kambia village is surrounded by big and small trees. In Kambia you will enjoy the natural beauty of nature. The land topology is flat and you will hear the cry of birds at night and during the day.

The people who live in Kambia  Village are of the Temne tribe. This is one of the 12 tribes in Sierra Leone. The Temnes live in the Northern part of Sierra Leone and they speak the Temne language. They are very friendly and welcoming, although poverty is high.

There are about 60-80 houses in Kambia Makama village with a population of around 1000 villagers. There is no electricity supply and water is fetched from a well. 90% of the people in Kambia are Muslims but they are not fanatic. They are highly tolerant of other religions and very receptive to strangers, especially those who come to help them and their kids.

Language in the area: 85% speak Temne and 25% speak Krio and English.

There are 4 Schools in Kambia Village. 1 Junior secondary school and 3 primary schools.

98% of the people in Kambia are local farmers who live on subsistence farming.
Many houses and cattle in Kambia village were destroyed during the 11- year rebel war. Ten’s of people were killed.

The paramount chief for the TMS Chiefdom stays in Kambia.

Come and enjoy your volunteering time in CIDS School in Kambia Village.

Who we need:

We are looking for volunteers to help fundraise in our main office in Freetown, and for volunteers who would like to help teach in the school in Kambia.

For the Head office we need:

•Volunteers who have an in-depth knowledge and experience in fundraising activities. You will fundraise for the organization to help the needy children and poor and aged.

For the school we need:

•Both male and female volunteers who love working with and for children. •Volunteers who have a flair for creativity. You will teach small classes in nursery.
•Qualified teachers and general volunteers are all welcome.
• Teachers who would like to organize in-service training for local staff.
• Volunteers with a medical background to work in the community clinic.
• Nursery specialists.
• Being able to learn foreign language is an added advantage

General attributes we expect from all volunteers:
• Anyone who is broadminded and ready to live a simple lifestyle in simple surroundings.
• Couples as well as small groups are welcome, likewise either gender.
• Both long and short term volunteers are welcomed.

If you don’t have much experience teaching and if you have some free time, it would benefit you to get some experience planning lessons/units, teaching, and working with kids. Also the coordinator can help you out if you have any doubts about your suitability or how to fit into the classroom.


Accommodation

The accommodation for volunteers in Kambia village is more than satisfactory. There are mosquito nets over the beds and one volunteer to a room. There are 8-15 people living in the house and there are 3 girls and 5 boys between the ages of 3- 8 years.


Volunteer’s accommodation is very good for foreign volunteers. There is a comfortable bedroom and one volunteer to a bed. The accommodation has a pit latrine but very clean and decent. The children normally have to walk 1-2 miles to fetch water. During the rainy seasons water for washing is collected from the house roof.


Accomodation and Food Costs:
Under 1 month  US $450
1 month  US $500
Subsequent months + US $200
 After 6 months No payment


NEW HOPE PREPARATORY SCHOOL  PUPILS IN CLASS

CHILDREN EATING DURING LUNCH
 
kids playing during lunch break time

Nursery School class room

kids in class

kids using kerosine lamps during night study

Teacher in class teaching the kids

class pupil in class


kids playing

 
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