Primary education in Sierra Leone is free. However, all pupils must have a uniform before they can start school, and many parents are too poor to afford a uniform for their child. Around the fringes of many schools are children looking at what is going on, but unable to join in.
EWA’s school uniform project provides funds to pay local tailors to make uniforms for these children. EWA works closely with headteachers who identify children who need the uniforms.
Finances donated to this project go directly to pay for making the uniforms. This creates employment for the local community, and more children can attend school as they have uniforms. The quality of the uniforms is monitored by local associates in Freetown and Bo, and by trustees on their regular visits.
An annual donation of £10 provides a well made uniform for a child, together with pencils and an exercise book each year.
Contact us if you would like to donate to our School Uniform Project.