We’re Legging it for Learning — join us!
Why not join us, and support a fantastic small-scale grassroots charity that is helping improve education for children and adults in the local Sierra Leone community. The distance can be covered by any human-powered means — walking, cycling, kayaking, running, rowing, skipping, pogo-sticking: whatever you like — and you can sign up for any part of the overall distance, however short … or you could support the cause through donation.
Sign up or donate : www.leg-it-for-learning.org
CODEP stands for Construction & Development Partnership. Its first project was a library, completed in 2008. Since then, the library has grown to become a community hub, supporting over 50 primary schools and providing adult literacy classes. CODEP aims to improve literacy generally, in a country where the current adult rate is just 43% — that is, just 43% of Sierra Leoneans over 15 years old can read and write a simple statement about everyday life. The CODEP team in Sierra Leone regularly organises literary festivals, reading competitions and even baby massage classes!
The fundraising target is £10,760, which will cover teacher salaries and operational expenses at the learning centre for six months. The aim is to reach this target by the end of May.
Here’s a flyer explaining a bit more : pdf download >
illustration : Aid Carrick