Monday, August 1, 2011

Opening of new school by Schools for Salone July 24

Schools for Salone (July 24)
On Sunday we were invited to the opening of a new primary school built by Schools For Salone in Lungi village near Bo. The students and teachers from Ventura, California raised the funds for the school. At the opening there were lots of speeches, singing and cultural activities to entertain the villagers and the guests. The dancers were in masks and costumes, part of the secret men’s (Poro) and women’s’ (Bundu) society, part of the deep cultural underpinnings of Sierra Leone society, especially in the rural areas. In this case the pictures tell the story of how excited and appreciative this village is to have a good, well-built school in which their children can learn.

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