EduNations Helps Shape National Policy

Published Wed, Jan 25, 2023
Written by Sarah Pietryga

Rebuilding a country torn by eleven years of civil war takes time, resources, work, and leadership.
EduNations is proud and grateful to be able to serve on the Steering Committee of the Sierra Leone Association of Non-Governmental Organizations (SLANGO) which coordinates non-profit and government efforts for best results.

In 2018, the government of Sierra Leone introduced the Medium-Term National Development Plan (MTNDP) 2019-2023. The MTNDP is organized around eight policy clusters centered around the theme ‘Education for Development’ with the strategy to develop Human Capital to promote inclusive growth and build a resilient economy. The “Free Quality School Education Program” was adopted as the flagship program of this strategy. Like many national development plans, the MTNDP establishes a vision and a roadmap, but had not yet achieved all its objectives, notably to provide free education to all. In addition, this program does not currently reach the remote areas where EduNations serves.

Well respected for its record of operating schools, EduNations was invited to send a representative to serve on SLANGO’s board and steering committee. EduNations’ Program Manager, Isaac Boima, is passionate about this opportunity to intelligently combine government and NGO efforts to make Sierra Leone’s future a bright one with the destruction of the civil war a distant memory.