Literacy & Education
With education at the forefront of our organization's mission we are always looking for cost effective yet impactful ways we can help the underserved communities in Sierra Leone. In 2016 we helped 6 schools apply for a library through the African Library Project (see organization info below). Through TVL's mentorship we successfully got each school approved for new libraries. What this means is that each school has received a collection of 1000 books and teacher-librarian training which is delivered through our partners, Rise Network..
TVL worked closely with an up and coming nonprofit, African Library Project (ALP), to help them break into Sierra Leone by facilitating key contacts in ensuring a smooth launch. The African Library Project coordinates book drives in the United States and partners with African schools and villages to start small libraries. Since 2005 we have started or improved 1,942 libraries in sub-Saharan Africa. 148 of these are in Sierra Leone. For anyone interested in doing a book drive for Sierra Leone (1,000 gently-used books and about $500 to cover the cost of shipping them) you can get more information HERE.