Swawou School Foundation

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Sierra Leone

About Us

Swawou School Foundation is a UK registered charity that raises funds and support for the Swawou Layout Community Primary School for Girls. The primary school is based in a small community – Swawou Layout – on the outskirts of Kenema town, eastern Sierra Leone.

Swawou provides free quality primary education to girls from disadvantaged backgrounds. Swawou is based on the child friendly school model, where the rights of the girls are respected and celebrated. We are unique amongst schools in Sierra Leone in that we do not use corporal punishment, have low teacher pupil ratios and provide free school lunches amongst other things. This has resulted in a happy and safe environment for the girls, where they have the confidence and encouragement to thrive.