VILLAGE CO-OP COMPLETES NEW SCHOOL BUILDING
At the completion of the new school building, we gave a chance for a brighter future to the children of Sehwein– a remote village in eastern Liberia.
School was held in an old, dilapidated building which was succumbing to the elements. To generate funds needed to replace the roof and to make improvements to the structure, BRAID Africa co-hosted a fundraising event in Los Altos Hills, California.
100 people attended the Kafenia 2nd Annual Peace Meal on June 9, 2018 in support of BRAID Africa’s efforts to build a school in Sehwein to bring peace and normalcy to this war-torn region of West Africa, while enabling parents to farm to become self-sufficient again and rebuild their shattered lives.
We reached our evening’s goal, raising a total of $11,327.16. The funds were immediately deployed to purchase tools and building material. The villagers provided most of the labor for the entire project. Because of that, there was enough money to build a brand new elementary school. Construction was completed in December. Two hundred fifty children in Sehwein and neighboring villages are now attending school in a sturdy, safe building.