About Us

ABOUT US

 

'Supporting Communities to Support Themselves'

 

UK
 

 

SIERRA LEONE
 

 

PARTNERSHIPS
 

 

WHAT WE DO

 

Inspiration behind Sarian
 

Sarian was a teacher from Waterloo, a small rural village in Sierra Leone. She died in 1998. A committed teacher,  she educated many poor and destitute children; it was her passion and only ambition. We are carrying forwards and building on her legacy which is to enable children, whatever their circumstance, to get an education and to have the best possible health outcomes.

Sarian Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation founded in 2006 and our first project was re-establishing Charlotte Primary School in the historic country village of Charlotte, which is located about 10 miles from Freetown. As the school was closed due to a lack of teachers and resources, our first task was employing an experienced teacher; Davidson Showers to lead on the re-opening of the school. 

Our work is now primarily concentrated in the Northern Region, with the town of Makeni, its capital. The region is highly dependant on agriculture, and has significantly poor access to healthcare and education.

We have two core projects in development, the re-development of Songo Health Centre and the establishment of a secondary school and adult training centre – St Joseph's.

In the UK, we focus primarily on commercial and fundraising activities to support our core programmes.

We welcome partners & volunteers and we are currently working with a wide range of partners.

 

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