New College For Koinadugu District In 2019
Project 1808 (founded by Sierra Leonean scientist Dr Alhaji Njai), Strides for Africa, and Feeding Mouths Filling minds are working diligently to open a college in the Koinadugu District, northern Sierra Leone against January 2019. Particular attention will be given to the designing and development of a curriculum that will address current academic gaps.
Education remains one of the most powerful tools for social mobility, community development and self-empowerment in many countries around the world. Yet, many young people face challenges in obtaining adequate and appropriate skills and tools to be active participants in change-making.
Three WI-based organizations are working together to start a college in Koinadugu district, one of the most deprived regions in Sierra Leone, West Africa. Despite its natural resources, livelihood in this region continues to rank far below other regions. A great part of this is due to lack of adequate skills and capacity amongst natives. Furthermore, the region continues to lose it’s youth to the cities, as they migrate to seek educational and job opportunities.
Host Diana Famakinwa discusses the process and details of this exciting endeavor with Linda Vakunta, Chris Jimieson, and, by telephone, Sarah Fracek.
Source: The Calabash Newspaper