New Faces at Swawou

By |September 9th, 2016

We are delighted to welcome many new faces to Swawou this term, with enrolment increasing from 60 to 90 pupils. With the help of the local community, the Swawou team identified and recruited girls from disadvantaged homes who would otherwise be unable to attend and/or stay at school. All 90 girls have received free textbooks, stationery and uniforms.

We have also welcomed […]

Moving in

By |September 9th, 2016

This year sees the return of the normal academic timetable, running from September 2016 to June 2017, after over a year of following a ‘catch up’ curriculum in the aftermath of the Ebola outbreak.

New Term, New School

By |September 9th, 2016

We are delighted to say that the girls and teachers have finally moved into their beautiful new school, where there is great rejoicing!


Egan Reid Staionery Company and Newell Rubbermaid Donation

By |April 9th, 2016

Egan Reid Staionery Company and Newell Rubbermaid Donated Berol Colourfine & Colourbroad Colouring pens, Handwriting Pens, Handwriting Pencils, Papermate Gel Sticks, Sharpie Highlighters and Other Goodies

As you can see from these photographs, the pens were immediately picked up, enjoyed and used for drawing, you can see the concentration on the girls’ faces. Egan Reid […]

Training Workshop For Swawou Teachers

By |April 9th, 2016

The teachers attended a training workshop on accelerated learning last month. This is helping them to deliver the primary curriculum in a condensed amount of time, necessary due to the delays the Ebola outbreak caused to education in the country.

Enrolment of Further Pupils

By |April 9th, 2016

A further 10 girls were newly enrolled at Swawou in January. This brings the total number of pupils to 61.

LBR Gifts For The Girls of Swawou

By |April 9th, 2016

The girls received gifts from the team at Law Business Research in London. The girls were really excited to open their parcels, which contained an assortment of stationery and goodies. The girls would like to say a big TENKI to everyone at LBR.

Secondary Education Support

By |April 9th, 2016

In January, we provided 16 secondary school scholarships to graduating Swawou pupils. Swawou will continue to monitor their progress, and support them where necessary to ensure that they can stay in school and secure a higher education.

Building update

By |April 9th, 2016

In January, NY based architect Andrew Perkins of Orkidstudio arrived in Kenema to resume work on our new school building, which had been halted for almost two years, due to the Ebola outbreak. The work is now almost complete and the girls and teachers are really excited to move in after the Easter holiday. We would […]


By |October 27th, 2015

Pupils and staff have been busy weeding the garden at the new school site in preparation to grow more crops. Groundnut was harvested and shared among the girls, this was the first harvest and only a small amount planted as a test. We have just planted a potato crop and plan to continue to increase the […]