While up in Kamakwie for the Orphanage work, Energy For Opportunity staff managed to pay a quick visit to another upcoming project site. This project will be at the Wesleyan Secondary School and is being funded through the hard work and dedicated fund raising efforts of Leslie McKeon, a former Peace Corp volunteer who was located in Kamakwie. We have been working on the system design with Leslie for over a year but this was the first time we had actually been to the site.
The school serves as both a Junior and Senior Secondary school and operates on a shift basis, with JSS in the morning and SSS in the afternoon. There are over 1150 students and the school is also the regional testing site for all three of the standardised tests that are part of the Sierra Leone school system. We received a very open welcome from the two Principals, Mr. Brima Conteh and Mr. Martin S. Kamara and they provided excellent input into the priority areas for the school and how best to secure the system.
The final planning is still underway but if all goes well we should be back up in Kamakwie in mid-February for this project. It is definitely going to have an immediate impact for the students and there are plans being developed on how the system can serve the greater community.