School Details

Name: Bilingual Elementary School


Murray Town Barracks
Freetown, Western Area
Sierra Leone

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OEF School Id: 216368
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Description: Bilingual Elementary and High School was established in 1996 by its owner Pastor Thomas J. J. Sandy. It started with 12 pupils but has now grown to 593 children from nursery to grade 6. It is located in Murray Town Barracks on land leased from the military and in a building donated by the military. There are 26 teachers (four of whom are French-speaking) and 18 classrooms. Fees average 200,000 Leones ($50) per term (including books, activities and uniform) but no fees are charged for the children of military personnel and there are reduced fees for the very poor and parents who have a large number of children at the school. Despite this, a major problem for the school is delays or non-payment of fees because of the poverty of the parents or guardians. Another challenge is a lack of school furniture.

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