A loan of $2,025 helped a member pay fees for children in tertiary institutions.

Umc Primary School, Makump Bama Village Group's story

These are teachers of the United Methodist Church Primary School, Makump Bama village (UMC). Makump Bama village is about five miles from Makeni city, the northern provincial headquarters. This school was founded in 1970 by the United Methodist Church to give education to the children of the community and to build up the church. It is the oldest school in the community and one of two schools in Makump Bama village. It currently has a population of 297 pupils and a staff of six teachers.

Many children from this village and the surrounding villages passed through this school. The school has a proud history; it has produced alumni who are teachers, lawyers, and many other professional workers. Some former students are currently in colleges and universities.

One major constraint the school is currently facing is the lack of adequate furniture, especially benches and desks. In 2000–2002, rebels made Makump Bama village a base. During their stay in this village, they used all of the school’s furniture as firewood.

Edward N. J. is the Headmaster of this school. Edward was born sixty years ago in Yoyema village in Moyamba district in southern Sierra Leone. He is married with four children and four dependents (nephews and nieces). Two of his children are already grown-ups and the other two are in tertiary institutions. The four dependents are still in school. Edward has been a teacher since 1970. With this loan, he will pay the fees for his two children who are in tertiary institutions.

In this group: Edward N., Nathaniel F., Alfred S., Ahmadu B., Mosses B.*, Rosaline
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