My Country: Sierra Leone
Population: 6.6 million (July 2020)
Life Expectancy: 59.8 years
Orphaned Children: 370,000
Attendance in early childhood education: 14%
Children sleeping under mosquito nets: 49%
In a country that is struggling to rebuild after a decade-long rebel war that began in 1991, and the Ebola epidemic in 2014, our students need a higher education to secure good jobs and help raise their communities out of poverty.
COTN seeks to empower our students by sending them to vocational schools and universities. The program begins with a gap assignment. During this time, students gain practical work experience within COTN in an area of interest, contribute to the ministry in a meaningful way, and prepare for the next phase of their education. After completing a gap assignment, students begin their course of study in a university or vocational school.
Thanks to sponsors like you who have partnered with our staff, we have already seen students graduate and become doctors, teachers, and other professionals. Your gift helps provide things like tuition, room and board, books, materials, and travel as needed. By continuing to equip these students with tools for success, we believe they will create positive change in their community and, ultimately, their nation.