Building a new Preschool – December 2015

We live in a country which loves its children.  Imagine if a British child lost its mum and dad and maybe its brothers and sisters too – our hearts would go out to them. It has been reported that 3,912 people have died from Ebola in Sierra Leone (BBC news 8th June 2015).  Thousands of children have lost their mums, dads, brothers and sisters.  There are horrific stories where houses have been entered, only to find the whole household dead and one little child sitting alone.  Children from Newton

In Newton, 105 children have lost parents and are now being looked after by single parents, extended family or friends.  Many of these people are working or have other things which keep them from full time childcare. There is no such things as a ‘State Benefits’ system in Sierra Leone – you have to work to stay alive.

We need your help now.  Can you help us to raise £10,000 to build a new ‘Preschool’?  This school will provide care during daytime hours.  The Committee in Newton (Olney Newton Link) have told us that it’s desperately needed.

 Handouts for the children  preschool coloured sketch

The scheme proposes that a building will be constructed (sketch above) to accommodate 105 children.  There will be 3 rooms (20x30ft) with a large covered veranda, staff room/ office and store room (10x15ft).  At the present rate of exchange, it is expected to cost approximately £10,000 to build – not a large amount compared to UK prices!

Please help!  It’s desperately needed – lives have been devastated.

See the page on this website titled ‘how you can help’