The number of school age children found in Kori chiefdom has been at the increased, but very few of the children attend school and even worse off many of the girls never complete their primary school education before they are forcefully married out. Even though the government plays significant role in the payment of primary school fees, especially for girls yet there are other school charges, which are preventing children from attending school. In addition, many children remain out of school because they lack school uniforms, bags, shoes, text books, notes books etc. and they do not have other necessary learning materials for their education. This makes them feel inferior to others and lead to their dropping out of school. Some parents and children are also not aware of the rights of the child to education. The poor state conditions in Kori chiefdom has been a serious obstacle to her socio-economic development, thereby lowering the standard of living.
With the respect to reinforce children’s rights with a vision of a world in which all children will have equal opportunities to access quality education so they can escape from poverty and fulfill their dreams. With regards to this Movement towards education and youth empowerment-Sierra Leone engage in a survey title “Out of school children” which aim to figure out the most vulnerable children who are been deprive from education in Kori Chiefdom so the organization can engage in helping to improve access and the right of these deprive children with quality education through the empowerment of these vulnerable children by striving to support them with school fees, school uniforms, bags, books, pens and other school learning materials in helping to aid their learning process on a yearly bases. The organization will also engage in spreading awareness and motivating parents in targeted locations on the importance of education, facilitating and supporting the model of Child friendly education system and to create interest amongst the children towards formal education system.
Movement towards Education and Youth Empowerment-Sierra Leone (MEYE-SL) on the 10th August, 2017 conducted a two days baseline data collection survey on (Out of School Children) in seven (7) villages, Kwella, Foya-wulleh, Largo-kawema, Toobu, Njolorhun, Mogbodo, Mambayema, Konibortihun in Kori Chiefdom, Moyamba district. This action was as a result of fulfilling the organization’s commitment in working towards Sustainable Development Goal and thus the successful implementation of a planned school sponsorship project in Kori Chiefdom.The project unit of MEYE-SL were able identified large number of school age children found in Kori chiefdom, and has also been on the increased, but very few of the children attend school and even worse off many of the girls never complete their primary school education before they are forcefully married out.
1. Out of school Baseline survey is conducted at the beginning of the project (after assessment) to determine awareness and educational opportunities in these communities prior to the implementation.
2. The survey attempts to quantify the educational facilities present in the target communities, the state of these facilities, their location, design and sustainability including the general educational situations of the children, and the beneficiaries’ perception towards our approaches.
The survey generally covers access to quality education (including provision of learning materials like school fees, uniforms, bags, shoes, text books, notebooks, pens etc.) Spreading awareness and motivating parents in target locations on importance of children’s education, facilitating and supporting the model of child friendly education system and to create interest amongst the children towards formal education system.