Through her foundation, Amujae Leader Dr. Yakama Manty Jones is helping to change lives by supporting school children with access to learning materials that give them a head start in their education journey.
A report published recently in SwitSalone shed light on the impact the Yak Jones Foundation is having on the education prospects of school children in Sierra Leone. Coaches from the foundation supported 80 children at the Dr. S.M. Broderick Municipal Primary School in Brookfields by facilitating access to online exam revision materials, the report said.
The materials are essential for the pupils’ preparations for the National Primary School Examination—the test they must pass to transition to junior secondary school.
The coaches held study sessions at the school in which they helped the pupils revise past exam papers made available through the Sierra Leone Learning Passport website. The revision sessions are part of the Yak Jones Foundation’s activities to improve literacy and learning outcomes.
Dr. Jones emphasized the importance of education technology and tools, and encouraged teachers, pupils, parents, and guardians to make full use of the available revision materials, the report added.
Currently serving as the Director of Research and Delivery at the Ministry of Finance in Sierra Leone, Dr. Jones is also working to directly impact thousands of children in Sierra Leone through her foundation. Established in 2016, the foundation donates books and learning materials to help children gain basic literacy and numeracy skills and become passionate learners.