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Newly rehabilitated staff quarters for the recruiting of female teachers at Bumpe High School
Bicycles are provided for students who walk several miles daily to attend Bumpe High School
In a new computer lab at Bumpe High School, girls learn coding
Eight deep, reliable wells provide clean water in the Bumpe Chiefdom
The Bumpe High School library was rebuilt and stocked with essential reference sources
The large, multipurpose Dining Hall was rebuilt
Home Economics Block was completely reconstructed
During the eight months of no schooling in Sierra Leone during the Ebola epidemic, we engaged students in a checkout book program with assignments in all subjects. Students checked in for books on a daily basis and they were guided by the volunteers.
We were contracted by The Village Link (an international non-profit organization) to teach teachers and community youths the basics of computing in Gollu Village.
We have rented an office with 3 rooms, 1 store and a big open space in Bumpe Town.
102 students now boast of email and Facebook accounts. Bumpe High School students exchange emails with students abroad ( High schools in Connecticut and in Costa Rica).
We provided books, uniforms, bags, footwear, and other learning materials that enabled children orphaned during the war to start/continue schooling.
We mobilized and engaged over 600 people in Bumpe Town on a massive general environmental cleanup project.
While Ebola was spreading in a region largely lacking radio, TV stations or newspapers, a new "local news" distribution was developed.
During the Ebola epidemic buckets and chlorine for frequent hand washing were distributed to all the villages within Bumpe Ngao Chiefdom.
We educated the Chiefdom's people (about 40,000), especially teachers, community youth, and chiefs in 232 villages on prevention, signs, and methods of contracting the Ebola virus.