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R.c Teko (Upper) Group's story

This will be the first loan the teachers at RC Teko (Upper) are requesting from SMT/Kiva. With this loan, some of the teachers will invest in businesses in order to supplement their monthly salaries. Some of them will use it buy pieces of furniture like a bed or chairs, while others will use it to pay school fees either for themselves or for their children.

Ibrahim K. (first row right) is the head master of RC Teko (Upper). He has been a teacher for over nineteen years now. Ibrahim was born in Makeni, northern Sierra Leone. He is age forty-nine, married to a businesswoman and they have five children. One of their child is in nursery, the other is in class II, the other is in Junior Secondary School I (JSS I) and the eldest is in Senior Secondary School I (SSS I). Mr. Kargbo will use his loan to buy house building materials like cements and corrugated iron zincs. This will enable him start building a house and with the help of subsequent loans, he is optimistic that he will be able to complete building a house for himself and children.

RC Teko School was established by the Roman Catholics in 1977 with the aim of educating the children of military personnel at the Makeni Military barracks, Teko, and to spread the Roman Catholic faith. RC Teko is divided into a Lower and Upper primary schools respectively. The Lower is made up of classes I – III and the Upper is made of classes IV – V. RC Teko (Upper) has a total of sixteen staff and 435 pupils.

Amongst the many constrains that this school suffers are the lack of sufficient class-rooms and seating accommodations for the pupils. However, they do make good grades at the National Primary School Examination (NPSE). They also organize sports for the pupils, and last academic year, they emerged victorious at the Inter Catholics Primary Schools Sports.

In this group: Ibrahim M., Sarah S., Charles S., Annie , Mohamed M., James A., Worokia S., Mariama M., Anna M. , William , Osman T., Mohamed , Kumara*, Samuel , David J., Mariatu *, James S.
*not pictured

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