Kono (Sierra Leone) Girls Scholarships

Update posted by Jordene Hale On Sep 05, 2014

Dear friends,
Ebola has now hit Kono, Sierra Leone with two confirmed cases and one person in quarantine. The girls supported by Mt. Top for Sierra Leone Women's Kono school project are not going to be in school this fall. Schools won't be open this year and life is getting increasingly difficult.

To combat Ebola, you wash your hands and feet with clorine, dettoil soap, and use hand santizer. Because of the demand throughout West Africa adn the increased cost of transporting goods to remote areas, price in Kono are sky high and supplies are almost exhausted. These simple products can save lives.

Adding to the threat of Ebola is the fear of Ebola. Initial symptoms of Ebola look like malaria or the common cold. In rainy season, malaria is always rampant and deadly but if you catch it in time, it can be treated by common medicine at any pharmacy. But now small pharmacies are closed and access to life saving malaria treatment is cut off. Many families are not seeking help for malaria for fear that they'll be stigmatized as possible Ebola households. Patrick Tongu believes that he can secure some anti-malaria drugs and common panadol. Families will come to him to get these medicines.

Finally, because of Ebola schools are closed. We'd really like to get each household a solar lamp so the girls and their families can do a bit of reading in the dark nights. If we can raise enough funds, we'll also buy some fiction books for the families to read together.

In am sure school will restart and life, always difficult, will return to normal. G-d willing, we'll be asking for money for new school uniforms, exam fees, and new textbooks soon. In the meantime, let's see what small-small thing we can do to improve a few girls and their families' lives.


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Dear Jordene and David, We want to support your effort for the girls at Mt. Top in Sierra Leone. Our donation a gift from our family and from our 13 year old niece, Melina. She is particularly concerned about ebola and the consequences for the children who are being orphaned by it. We want you to let them know that we care about them and we wish them good health and all the best in 2015. Ann, John, Katie, Terra and Melina


Backed with $100.00 On Dec 31, 2014


The burdens this community shoulders are astounding. Thanks for keeping us in the loop.

Betsy Teutsch

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thank you for this opportunity to contribute meaningfully to people you knw.

judy and bob

Backed with $50.00 On Sep 05, 2014


I hope this little bit helps. May this pass quickly and you can get back to school soon.

Barbara Tiner

Backed with $30.00 On Sep 05, 2014


Go Kono girls & way to go, Dr Jordene!!

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Heather Robinson

Backed with $100.00 On Jan 08, 2014


Happy New Year, Dr. Hale!

Betsy Teutsch

Backed with $18.00 On Dec 25, 2013


Bravo! Great work. I love the New Moon story! The newsletter gives an excellent picture of the daily challenges for these girls.


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thank you for giving us the opportunity to donate directly.

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