The Boyd Primary school in Dia

Children, youth and their teachers are disempowered by the lack of an inclusive quality education and a safe learning environment close to there communities said teachers and the headmaster of the Boyd high school. We have met them, we have seen both the despair and the resilience of young teachers who walked 8 to 10 kilometers to school everyday . At the same time adolescent girls demanding their right to education and appealing for protection from early marriage. The High school and ITI DIA can help bring changes to all that need skills training and Wanda foundation and partners will deliver hope and a real opportunity for change.

Hard roads to travel
Hard roads to travel
Teacher with class
Teacher posing with his class

Children, youth and their teachers are disempowered by the lack of an inclusive quality education and a safe learning environment close to there communities said teachers and the headmaster of the Boyd high school. We have met them, we have seen both the despair and the resilience of young teachers who walked 8 to 10 kilometers to school everyday . At the same time adolescent girls demanding their right to education and appealing for protection from early marriage. The High school and ITI DIA can help bring changes to all that need skills training and Wanda foundation and partners will deliver hope and a real opportunity for change.

In March 2003 the request from the community in Dia arose if Josephine could help with the building of a primary school. Going to school in Sierra Leone is not common for all children. Often they have to work to supplement the family income or there is no money to pay school fees and school materials.

Old school (2003 - 2009)
New School (2009 - Nu)

At Easter on 20 April 2003 the official start of the creation of the primary school in Dia was a fact. 500 acres of land was made available by the Chiefdom. The school subsequently acquired an official status and called the Boyd Primary School. The school is explicitly accessible to all children regardless of their ethnic background, religion or political convictions.

In the first school year 2003/2004, 350 children were registered. Since 2009, there are 700 children at a new primary school with 12 classrooms including school furniture, blackboards and learning materials.

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