The Empowering Children School is a learning institution that has operated for over ten years in the Congo Town Community. With the 2020/2021 school year it has been relocated to a safe and spacious environment on Wilkinson Road near Safe Haven. The Empowering Children School was founded in 2009 by Ibrahim A. Kamara, after he received training from International Education and Resources Network (iEARN) War Child Rehabilitation Program. Upon returning to his community, Ibrahim used the knowledge he acquired from iEARN to transform his community, prevent future atrocities, and promote peace through the power of education.
The Empowering Children School began with two children, and has grown continually, with 200 pupils currently attending. Twenty-five pupils have completed primary school, successfully taken the national exam, and gone on to success in high school.
Although education is valued in Sierra Leone, children face many overwhelming obstacles to receiving a good education. The students at Empowering Children School have an opportunity, to receive a quality education, with a safe and engaging environment, caring and trained staff, and essential materials provided.
Although our school presently faces many challenges, we have been able to play a vital role in the improvement of children’s lives. We embrace The Responsive Classroom, an evidence-based approach to teaching that focuses on engaging academics, positive community, effective management and developmental awareness. We also integrate digital learning into our curriculum, as we would like to share our world as we learn about the world outside Congo Town. We believe this will help us all to develop a cultural and global awareness