Giving children the opportunity to gain literacy and numeracy skills goes beyond nurturing the ability to read—it transforms lives. The Yak Jones Foundation, established by Amujae Leader Dr. Yakama Manty Jones, set out to offer 200 children in Sierra Leone the chance to acquire these basic skills by supporting three early childhood development (ECD) centers with a donation of reading and learning materials.
Featured in an article in SwitSalone, the foundation’s recent donation was described as timely by one of the centers’ head teachers:
“This donation is a brilliant one because it came at the time when we needed it the most. Because, things are expensive now, we used to beg the parents to bring in newspapers and old magazines.”
Named one of the 50 most influential young Sierra Leoneans, Dr. Jones is passionate about children’s literacy and has directly impacted the lives of thousands of young people across the country through the Yak Jones Foundation. She sums up her mission, saying:
“If we want citizens to reach their full potential, it starts with ensuring they have functional literacy skills.”
Each of the ECD centers located in Freetown, Moyamba, and Kambia received storybooks, textbooks, and exercise books made from recycled paper, in addition to crayons, and other learning materials.
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