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Sierra leone final

  1. 1. A country crippled by Civil War Economic turmoil Social Unrest
  2. 2. Sierra Leone has a GDP of a mere $2.1 billion
  3. 3. The poverty rate is an alarming 70%The considerate aftermath of the country’s 11 yearcivil war ending in 2002 is still being felt today
  4. 4. The medical system is inadequate to…
  5. 5. …meet the needs of its people
  6. 6. The poverty stricken workers work are forced to endure endless,
  7. 7. backbreaking hours in the diamond mines to be able to provide for their families
  8. 8. With only half of the 5,486,000 people having available water
  9. 9. Perhaps the most disturbing fact of Sierra Leone…
  10. 10. …is the state of the educational system
  11. 11. Only 35% of Sierra Leone’s population is literate
  12. 12. In Sierra Leone, only 60% of the youth attend a primaryschool, while only half of those students are able to go on to secondary school
  13. 13. However, there is a beacon of hope shiningbrightly in the midst of all of these troubling facts
  14. 14. The New Era School has been equipping its young students with the tools necessary to turn their country around
  15. 15. With the education that this New Era School isproviding, children are becoming outstanding adults who can lead their country into the 21st century
  16. 16. However, this remarkable school needs YOURhelp
  17. 17. With the average teacher only getting paid $40 a month… …and the tiny school building having to fit the 800 enrolled students
  18. 18. Sierra Leone your helpneeds The children at New Era School your help need The teachers of New Era School your need help The future of Sierra Leone your help needs
  19. 19. Sierra Leone is the sister school of Pantego Christian Academy and can be contacted best through Jay Pritcher, Headmaster. Pantego Christian Academy 2201 West Park Row Drive Arlington, TX 76013(817) 522-0549

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