Proposed Project Title: Breaking the Marginalization Cycle: Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) & Skills Development for Pujehun District, Sierra Leone
Duration: 01.01.2017 to 31.12.2020
A large village household.
Concept Note: KNSL intends to support the people of Pujehun District, through the partner agency, Pujehun Youths for Development (PYD), by helping to establish a TVET Institute in the District Headquarters, Pujehun, to improve skills, employment and livelihood prospects for disadvantaged youth and women, including disabled people. The initiative is grounded on the premise that by targeting these beneficiaries, the programme would reach a major proportion of the population that has been denied access to high quality technical and vocational education and increase their employability. This would in turn translate into improved livelihoods for the beneficiaries, their families and the District as a whole.
Children at Sam Abu Memorial Pre-School get a first glimpse of the alphabet.
At the end of January our international liaison officer Edward Mando visited the new kindergarten which has been established in the library building last autumn. The institution is named Sam Abu Memorial Pre-school in honor of the late PYD chairman and school director Sam Abu who was a strong contributor and advocate of our joint KNSL and PYD projects.
As a special gift for the kids Edward brought toys that had been collected from German donors.
Gymnasium Grotenbach in Gummersbach made a donation of 2.500 € for the construction of a water cistern at the Pujehun Library. Thanks to Gymnasium Grotenbach for their great support.
Before the construction of the water well water had to be carried in large canisters to the library.
Thanks to generous donations a water well was built for the New Library in Pujehun. We would like to thank all donors for their support of this important infrastructure improvement. Special thanks go to Gymnasium Grotenbach in Gummersbach who made a contribution of € 5.000 from the Christmas bazar 2011.
Picture of the new library building next to the Pujehun Community Mediation & Learning Center
The construction of the new library building has started and is making progress. Unfortunately, prices of some construction materials have gone up significantly over the last year which puts a strain on our project budget.
Students of Gymnasium Grotenbach presenting a cheque with revenues generated at the 2009 Christmas bazar
This month our organization received a very generous donation from Gymnasium Grotenbach in Gummersbach. Board member Brigitte Steinmetz who is a former student of this school accepted a cheque about € 4.000,- for our construction project of the Pujehun Community Library. This donation was part of the overall revenues generated by students, teachers and parents during this year’s Christmas bazar.