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My Compliance Centre is delighted to confirm its sponsorship of Maronka school.  Maronka is in the Port Loko District of Sierra Leone, a country with incredible challenges in every area – including education, regularly being bottom of various UN indices that measure nations’ development.

Maronka is one of a number of schools run by the UK based charity, EducAid Sierra Leone.  The school at Maronka includes a girl’s safe house and teacher training centre, an accommodation block for the boys who live at the school as well as teaching facilities.

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My Compliance Centre is one of a consortium of four supporters who have agreed to fund Maronka for the next 5 years. The incredible EducAid team is at the forefront of learning and we wish them the very best of luck in addressing the incredible challenges they take on.

For more details on EducAid’s history and the school we fund in Maronka please read this April-2021-Maronka-School-Information or click here to be directed to the EducAid website.

EducAid is a UK-registered charity established in 1995 to restore and strengthen education during and in the aftermath of Sierra Leone’s devastating civil war.

We believe in the power of values-based education to consistently chip away at poverty and the challenges standing in the way of a democratic, dignified and globally engaged Sierra Leone. At the heart of EducAid’s strategy is running 5 free, high quality model schools on 3 sites for children and young people who would otherwise not see the inside of a classroom. The effectiveness of EducAid’s student-centred approach to education is demonstrated by the fact that, despite many of our students coming from turbulent backgrounds, they regularly achieve some of the best exam results in Sierra Leone. Maronka Primary School is located in the Port Loko District. EducAid’s Maronka Primary School is EducAid’s only model primary school, serving 100 students in 2022 including 57 students who call Maronka home.

Maronka first opened its doors in 2003 after land was donated by the local community. Today Maronka is a model school and teacher training centre for EducAid’s school improvement work at primary level. In 2021-22, this included 60 schools across the 6 northern districts (Karene, Port Loko, Kambia, Tonkilili, Bombali and Koinadugu), serving more than 20,000 students.

Teachers and school leaders at these schools were trained and came together at Maronka to work towards improving their schools and teaching with Maronka, a village school that looked like their own. In 2020, Maronka Primary School was one of 100 schools from around the world chosen for the inaugural World Education Week Showcase. In 2022, 11 boys and girls from Maronka’s Eagles Class sat their NPSE (National Primary School Examination) with all 22 students passing for an enviable 100% pass rate.

2024 Highlights

Significant improvements have been made to the school’s infrastructure. Roof repairs and solar upgrades to the girls’ house and teacher training centre have been completed.

We are also renovating one of our buildings so that it can host a larger school library and our first Maronka ICT lab. A temporary ICT lab has been set up whilst this work completes! This allows for our students to make important strides in their digital literacy, ensuring everyone has access to technology.

The school is always actively engaged with the community to promote the value of education and build community support for all our activities. In February, Maronka celebrated Sports Day with the participation of parents, families and local authorities. Yellow, Pink and White Houses participated in team games and individual competitions, they received prizes and
trophies, and enjoyed a day of fun together with no homework! Favourites this year were the “tug of peace”, parent walking race and long jump. 

Bicycle Lessons – In March, Maronka received some bicycles as part of a donation of 60 bicycles that had been generously donated to EducAid. Staff provided bicycle riding and safety lessons and students are enjoying this new way of exploring the Maronka campus

A small primary school making a big difference Maronka continues to be an important educational hub in the Port Loko district where EducAid’s teacher training network impacts more than 15,000 students. Maronka continues to host training workshops and professional development programmes to improve the teaching methodologies and classroom management skills of teachers, and ultimately enhance the quality of education in Sierra Leone. 

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