African school with local ties nearly complete with first year

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – A former Summit City teacher’s school started in his home country of Africa is nearly finished with its first school year.

Francis Mustapha, Executive Director of the Madina Village School in Sierra Leone, started the school in September 2013. Madina is Mustapha’s hometown.

He and others raised funds from the Fort Wayne community to help get it started. Now, the school has 270 students and nine teachers.

Students aged four to ten learn everything from the alphabet to Christian education. They go to school from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and are served a hot lunch.

The buildings and equipment on the school grounds were paid for with donations. It costs about $118,000 a year to keep the school running.

Teacher salary and benefits cost $250 per month and individual student sponsorship costs $30 per month.

The Madina Village Schools is taking donations to help fund the 2014-2015 school year.

You can make donations to:

Madina Village School

4700 Vance Avenue

Fort Wayne, IN 46815

 

Click here to find out more information about Madina Village School.

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