Only 35.1% of the population of Sierra Leone is literate; compare that to the United States, where 99% of the population is literate. Hands for Africa helps fund educational scholarships for the people of Sierra Leone. With these resources provided them, they have the opportunity to better support themselves and their families. Some who have received scholarships such as the ones we offer have gone on to study at Harvard and Oxford. Your donations could even help fund the education of future doctors, economists, or world leaders.
Our annual gala is coming up! Join us on October 13th and help us raise funds for educational scholarships for the children of Sierra Leone. Educational scholarships such as the ones we provide have a drastic impact on these children’s lives. They provide opportunities and open doors that they may never have had access to otherwise. Giving a child access to education means they will be better equipped to keep themselves and their families out of poverty, to give them self-confidence, and to give them the stepping stones to accomplish things greater than any of us could ever imagine.