November 2013 Trip

The latest trip to the school in Sierra Leone is going well. David, Catherine and Michael have been joined by two Norwegians, Kjell Hoydal and Per Helge Josok, who are making preparations for completing the secondary school next year. They are particularly concentrating on the roof, which they will return to build next March. The children with sight problems have been checked and their spectacles changed when necessary. On Saturday 23rd November the 23 pupils who passed their primary school exams will be taken to the beach for a party, along with the school’s 7 teachers. The team will meet the Paramount Chief and the Rotary Club of Makeni on Sunday 24th. David has run a workshop at the Milton Margai Residential School for the Blind in Freetown, which Isatu from Mile 36 attends. He talked to staff about how to integrate blind pupils into ordinary schools. He is also working on getting NGO status for the David School Trust.