Sierra Leone project
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Sierra Leone project
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Dr. Gary Riggins, with Lee University, has established an opportunity for books and school supplies to be sent to the West African nation of Sierra Leone.

A cargo carrier will be loaded with items for the students in this war-ravaged country.

North Lee teachers have already given over 200 pounds of items, but would like to send more.

Students in Sierra Leone attend one-room school houses without electricity and with limited school supplies.

Classes are taught by teachers who may have up to 80 students in one class at a time. The use of technology in these settings is non-existent and teachers use chalk on a wall that has been painted black.

Students in these schools learn by rote memorization and are restricted to whatever the teacher may have to teach that day.

The curriculum library for these schools is very sparse, even to the point that books that we would discard here in America are seen as coveted treasures.

Students and parents joined in the collection of items for the Sierra Leone schools. Items collected included encyclopedias, dictionaries, textbooks of any kind or grade level, pencils, pens, notebooks or paper, colored pencils, and rulers.