Ruth Vines Memorial Nursery and Preparatory School

The Ruth Vines Memorial Nursery and Preparatory School was founded and built from Anna Vines, remembering her late mother. Anna has been in Sierra Leone for ages and is more black than white (at least from the inside). She is part of a Sierra Leonean family here – and also runs a school now!

The Ruth Vines Memorial School is situated in Mayenkineh, a suburb high up on a mountain in Freetown and has currently about 115 pupils from 3 to 13 years old. The community is a developing area, mostly made up of displaced people from the ten year civil war, which finished in 2002. The main income source of the community is the selling of stones, broken by hand, that can be used for building and road development. It is a hard manual work that the whole family is involved with. Many people in the area cannot afford to send their children to school, and also don’t want to send them as they lose their working ability.

The school aims to be government-assisted, but needs help in reaching that. Let us help pay the teachers and change the future of 115 Sierra Leonean kids!

Here is a list of all the teachers – choose your own!


Die Ruth Vines Memorial Nursery and Preparatory School wurde gegründet und erbaut von Anna Vines, in Gedenken an ihre verstorbene Mutter. Anna ist schon seit langer Zeit in Sierra Leone und mittlerweile mehr schwarz als weiss (zumindest innerlich…). Sie ist teil einer Sierra Leonischen Familie hier und hat nun auch ihre eigene Schule zu finanzieren!

The Ruth Vines Memorial School is situated in Mayenkineh, a suburb high up on a mountain in Freetown and has currently about 115 pupils from 3 to 13 years old. The community is a developing area, mostly made up of displaced people from the ten year civil war, which finished in 2002. The main income source of the community is the selling of stones, broken by hand, that can be used for building and road development. It is a hard manual work that the whole family is involved with. Many people in the area cannot afford to send their children to school, and also don’t want to send them as they lose their working ability.

Die Schule liegt im Osten von Freetown am Hang eines Berges und hat momentan 115 Schüler und Schülerinnen im Alter von 3-13 Jahren. Die Gegend haust vorwiegend Flüchtlinge vom Bürgerkrieg, die sich niedergelassen haben nach dem Ende des Krieges in 2002. Haupteinkommensquelle ist der Verkauf von Steinen, die von Hand zurechtgehauen werden und benutzt werden für den Strassenbau und Gebäude. Es ist harte Arbeit, die die ganze Familie involviert. Viele Familien wollen ihre Kinder nicht in die Schule schicken – einerseits weil es zu teuer ist, andererseits weil die Arbeitskraft fehlen würde. Die Ruth Vines Schule bietet Stipendien für extrem arme Familien und ermöglicht ihnen, die Kinder teilzeit in die Schule zu schicken.

Die Schule wird versuchen, von der Regierung unterstützt zu werden, was aber etwas dauern kann. Lass uns diesen Kindern helfen und ihre Lehrer bezahlen!

Hier ist eine Liste mit den Lehrern – such dir einen aus!

Anna at her birthday

Anna at her last birthday

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