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In Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone gained
independence from the
UK in 1961.
It is slowly improving
its economy since the
civil war ...
Severe Ebola Outbreak in Sierra Leone in 2014-2015
SL had the highest number of sick people of any country. Schools were
c...
Main street of Freetown, the capital city
Sports bar, sim card store, mobile bread store, and used shoe vendor –
typical Freetown merchants
Start up businesses usually start on
entrepeneurs’ heads
The dogs of Freetown amid
trash on the streets; Creative
teachers use the trash as
reading resources in the
classroom
ALP Partners
Reading Initiative Salone (RISE) Network
The Learning Foundation
Society for Knowledge Management
Peace Corps...
RISE Network
Our partner in Sierra Leone, RISE Network, is a collaboration of small literacy organizations
The office of SKM, with internet, library and conference room where RISE
sometimes meets.
Schools
Students at Charity High School, who are happy to have an ALP library
In gratitude for her visit, Chris
Bradshaw, ALP Founder, was
presented with two live chickens.
Pictures of the
school’s bathroom,
courtyard, and Chris
standing in front of
the new library
under construction.
Every one was delighted with their
new books.
Chris with her gifts of flowers, water, and chicken with school’s staff.
Islamic Benevolent Senior Secondary School
Sengbeh Pieh Memorial Junior Secondary School
Martha Sesay, age 17, is about to receive a prize for her reading from
the library.
Will you do a book drive so more children
in Sierra Leone have access to books?
www.africanlibraryproject.org
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African Library Project in Sierra Leone

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The African Library Project (ALP) has sent 117 school libraries to Sierra Leone, a country in west Africa. Volunteer book drive organizers in the US and Canada collected the books and money to ship them. Learn more about Sierra Leone and ALP's partners there. Learn how you can start a library too!

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African Library Project in Sierra Leone

  1. 1. In Sierra Leone
  2. 2. Sierra Leone Sierra Leone gained independence from the UK in 1961. It is slowly improving its economy since the civil war that ended in 2001. The country is rich in minerals, especially diamonds.
  3. 3. Severe Ebola Outbreak in Sierra Leone in 2014-2015 SL had the highest number of sick people of any country. Schools were closed and most students lost an entire year. The government provided some education by radio. ALP’s second container of libraries arrived in fall 2014 and were unable to be delivered immediately as public gatherings were not allowed (in order to minimize infection). Schools have now re- opened and all the books have been delivered. Source: NY Times 1/25/15
  4. 4. Main street of Freetown, the capital city
  5. 5. Sports bar, sim card store, mobile bread store, and used shoe vendor – typical Freetown merchants
  6. 6. Start up businesses usually start on entrepeneurs’ heads
  7. 7. The dogs of Freetown amid trash on the streets; Creative teachers use the trash as reading resources in the classroom
  8. 8. ALP Partners Reading Initiative Salone (RISE) Network The Learning Foundation Society for Knowledge Management Peace Corps SL SL National Library Board Village Link PEN Sierra Leone Brighter Life Ministries
  9. 9. RISE Network Our partner in Sierra Leone, RISE Network, is a collaboration of small literacy organizations
  10. 10. The office of SKM, with internet, library and conference room where RISE sometimes meets.
  11. 11. Schools
  12. 12. Students at Charity High School, who are happy to have an ALP library
  13. 13. In gratitude for her visit, Chris Bradshaw, ALP Founder, was presented with two live chickens.
  14. 14. Pictures of the school’s bathroom, courtyard, and Chris standing in front of the new library under construction.
  15. 15. Every one was delighted with their new books.
  16. 16. Chris with her gifts of flowers, water, and chicken with school’s staff.
  17. 17. Islamic Benevolent Senior Secondary School
  18. 18. Sengbeh Pieh Memorial Junior Secondary School
  19. 19. Martha Sesay, age 17, is about to receive a prize for her reading from the library.
  20. 20. Will you do a book drive so more children in Sierra Leone have access to books? www.africanlibraryproject.org

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