How to Sponsor a Child
Here is how people will be able to give funds to the Sierra Leone Education Project or to nominated children within the project.
For those who wish to give in cash they should:
1. Put the cash into an envelope,
2. Write either the name of the child they are sponsoring or else “Sierra Leone Education Project” (if they just want to give to the project in general terms) on the front of the envelope.
3. If they want Grace to receive Tax Rebate as a registered charity they should either write their “code-Name” or else their own name also on the envelope.
4. Place it into the box in Grace each Sunday. This money will be then collected as part of the normal cash handling process and put into the bank account to be sent to Sierra Leone.
With the details entered in 2 and 3 above we can then track details to ensure that the money gets to its final destination.
Standing Order Giving
For the people wishing to use Standing Orders they should make a Standing Order to the Grace Bible Fellowship Property Trust and quote a reference as follows:
1. If they wish this to be anonymous then simply quote either the name of the child they are sponsoring or else “Sierra Leone Education Project” (if they just want to give to the project in general terms).
2. If they want Grace to receive Tax Rebate as a registered charity they should either add their Code-Name or their Name as the first part of the Reference, e.g. for me, I would write – “ASANKOH:ChildName” or “ASANKOH:SierraLeoneEducation”.
The Bank account details are:
37/38 Upper O’Connell Street,
A/C No.: 09893493
A/C Name: Grace Bible Fellowship PT Missionary A/C
Sort Code: 93-13-22
IBAN: IE36 AIBK 9313 2209 8934 93
Current list of children being sponsored:
1. Augusta Dixon currently in 5th class
2. Hadiru Kaloko currently in 4th class
3. Fatu Esther Kanu currently in SSS 3
4. Isata G. Conteh currently in JSS 2
5. Susan Cleveland currently in JSS 3
6. Hawa Kamara currently in JSS 1
7. Rebecca Samura currently in JSS 2
8. Joseph Lamin currently in 5th class
9. Alieu Mansaray currently in JSS 3
10. Abu Sesay currently in preparatory 2
JSS = Jenior Secondary School
SSS = Senior Secondary School
Report for ONCE program
29th June 2019
The ONCE program children were visited in JUNE 2019. We met with the 10 students in the program. The children are all doing well and fine.
Attached are photos of the 10 children.
Names of current children in the program:
- Elizabeth Vandi: She is attending the Kingtom Police school and is in class 5
- Arabella J. Turay: She is attending the Flaming Nursery and Preparatory School and is in class 4
- Josephine Ganda: She is attending the Joakin Pre & Elementary School and is in class 5
- Alice Koroma: She is attending the Methodist Girls High school and is in JSS3, hoping to take her Basic Education Certificate Examination next.
- Lydia F. Dumbuya: She is in Junior Secondary School 1 (JSS1)
- Alice Bangura: She is attending the National Pentecostal Senior secondary school and she is in Senior Secondary School 3 (SSS3). She has just taken her WASCE exams and waiting for results to determine the possibility of entering University.
- Nina Kanu: She is attending the Royal Beckyln Academy and is SSS3. She also took her WASCE exams and waiting for results to determine the possibility of entering University.
- Hadiru Kalokoh: She is attending the Government Senior Secondary school and is in SSS2
- Rebecca Samura: She is attending Government Senior Secondary school and is in She took her WASCE exams and waiting for results to determine the possibility of entering University.
- Allieu Mansaray: He is attending the Fourah Bay College and just finished year 2 of a 4-year program studying journalism.
Previous children of the ONCE program that has gone on to either seek employment or continue to pursue further education after finishing the program.
- Suzanne Cleveland: She was one of the first students to finish secondary school and wanted to go to University but the program was slow in responding to her request. She is now working as a sales and marketing person for Orange company (Phone company in Freetown).
- Ester Kanu: She took her secondary school exam twice.
- Augusta Dixon: She failed her final year secondary school exams for University. She went on to study Catering and she is now working in that department.
- Abel Samura: After finishing secondary school, he went on to become a police officer. He is currently a police officer.
- Sarah Sherriff: She finished school and is now playing cricket for the national team
- Josephine Vanja: She finished secondary school and is now studying medicine at COMAHS (College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences) in Freetown.
- Abu Bakar Sesay: Unable to locate his whereabouts.
- Joseph Lamin: Unable to locate his whereabouts
- Hawa Kamara: Finished secondary school and unable to locate her whereabouts.
- Arthur (RIP)