TOILET UPGRADE AT JCC BO, SIERRA LEONE
In May 2021 JCC completed the building of the new toilet blocks. The children and staff of the school now enjoy clean and hygienic toilets. With one block for the upper primary and secondary schools and one for the kindergarten.
The toilets have had a great impact on the school. Intake of girls sharply increased this academic year and they told us themselves that the clean, private toilets were a large part of the reason they chose the school.
"WHOEVER SAID SMALL THINGS DON'T MATTER HAS NEVER SEEN A MATCH START A WILDFIRE."
In 2021, Lilomi partnered with Jonathan's Child Care School and Family Support Centre to build a groundbreaking Science Lab, complete with equipment and three years' worth of supplies. The lab has revolutionised science education for the children at JCC. Today, the lab serves as a hub of inspiration and hands-on learning, nurturing young scientists and fostering a love for science. This achievement reflects our commitment to quality education and the boundless potential of collaboration. Join us in our mission to empower children and communities through transformative projects that break barriers and shape brighter futures.
Science Laboratory Equipment
In 2019 Lilomi provided funds for JCC to buy some lab equipment so that teachers could begin to teach sciences practically as well as theoretically. The small amount of material we provided have made such a difference to the children which has been reflected in the 2019 BECE (GCSE equivalent) grades for sciences. In light of this Lilomi is starting to plan fundraising to build an actual science lab as part of a bigger project to turn the school into a centre for excellence in science and mathematics
2020 and COVID~19
Whilst Sierra Leone were not affected to the same extent as the rest of the world in 2020, all schools were closed by government decree for seven months. This meant that the teachers were going to have to go without pay for that time. Lilomi stepped in and helped JCC pay their 25 teachers for this period, this meant that 25 families continue to have an income at this really difficult time. The teachers were also engaged to check on the children and to plan out the school syllabus to accommodate the lost lesson time.