Develop Africa, in partnership with the FAWE (Forum for African Women Educationalists), Freetown Branch, Sierra Leone, has set up a fully-equipped, multimedia computer lab at the FAWE School for Girls in Freetown, Sierra Leone.  Lab was launched in May 2011.

The school was set up in 1995 during the civil war. It was set up to provide education for displaced and under privileged girls.


Why This Project is Important

Access to computer technology and basic computer skills training will:

  • Significantly contribute to and enhance the quality of the education given to the 751 girls enrolled.
  • Help enhance learning through the educational software installed on the computers. 
  • Help empower and facilitate student learning as well as reducing illiteracy and school drop-out rate. It will also contribute to leveling the playing field and help prepare the girls for success in our information technology-driven world.
  • Provide opportunities for computer classes and instruction to be offered to teachers (and possibly in the future, women and youths in the local community).
  • Provide access to global resources, which will equip beneficiaries with essential job related skills.
  • Enabling access to multimedia training and the internet will significantly increase learning opportunities and broaden the horizons of the children and teachers.


fawe lab photo



This project has the potential to change the entire community through a ripple effect.

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