EduNations has been partnering with the good people of Mapainda and surrounding villages since our founding in 2004. With over 400 students between the Primary (Pre-K through Class 6) and Junior Secondary Schools (Classes 7-9) of this remote, rural community in the Bombali District, EduNations Hope Academy has become a standard bearer of education for the region.
With clean water wells attached to each school, EduNations is able to maintain a student body that is better than 50% girls since getting water is traditionally a responsibility of females in Sierra Leone. There are solar lights, a church, and sanitary latrines that have been developed for the benefit of the people as well. By keeping education “close to home” as opposed to traveling into the city of Makeni, the children are able to be safe and continue to contribute to their family’s farm.