WYCF’s main ambition is to provide and maintain a safe, healthy and proper learning environment for our children.
Our full-time job is running our primary schools in Kroo Bay and George Brook, Freetown. We are responsible for providing primary school education to 557 children in these communities – 310 girls, 247 boys. Our trusted and committed teachers follow the national curriculum.
These activities are supported by the provision of teacher training, learning materials, stationary, voluntary teachers’ assistants, community committees, a growing library, Summer School and medical assistance when necessary.
WYCF Kroo Bay Community School
Kroo Bay is located in Central Freetown. An estimated 7,000+ people live in this mud-sand bay.
We run a primary school for 198 children – 126 girls, 72 boys – in the heart of the community. From this base, we also work to raise the living standards of our children’s families.
For three years Mr. Kamara, the Head Teacher, led classes for his willing audience in an iron shack.
Today and after WYCF secured a safer location and built a school with better conditions, we employ 6 committed teachers.
We Yone Primary School
George Brook is located in the green hills behind Central Freetown. An estimated 5,000+ people live on this isolated hillside. This school was built from scratch by WYCF in 2016 as a response to the growing need of inclusion of out-of-school children in the community. Employing 6 teachers working with 359 students – 184 girls, 175 boys, the school has become a landmark for WYCF’s strong presence in George Brook.
We Yone Secondary School
Also in George Brook, right next to our Primary School, is where our first Secondary School will stand. This is a direct answer to a lingering need, allowing children to stay close to their homes once they pass the National Primary School Examination, and encouraging them to continue to pursue their education. The school will also create jobs within the community. Works began in November 2018 and we aim for the building to be ready by the beginning of the 2018-2019 academic year.
If you would like to contribute to the construction of this school, please make a donation and spread the word.
If you would like to support our schools, please help us fundraise or make a donation. You can also get in touch at any time – we will be happy to answer any questions you may have and provide more information!