“From Mines to Minds” – Educational Project in Sierra Leone

The Patriotic Vanguard reports that the educational project “From Mines to Mines”, which provides vocational and technical skills training for students in Sierra Leone, was launched on September 19. The project is funded by London Mining Company and the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ).

“Through this project, the population of Lunsar and more than 300 students will have access to a refurbished vocational institute and new equipment. We have modernised curriculum and training in the vocational trades of fabrication, welding, carpentry, joinery, building and construction and motor mechanics,” he [London Mining’s Human Resource Manager, Mr. Denis Donkin] said.

Mr Donkin added that the project will improve the employment rate of St. Joseph’s graduates from 40% to 55% and through the functional adult literacy programme 400 adults have access to new opportunities, 30% of whom will be women.