Madam Wokie celebrates the end of the academic year with the Kroo Bay Community School
On Friday 19 July 2019, Madam Wokie partnered with Africell Sierra Leone and Capitol Foods, producers of Sierra Natural Juice, to celebrate the end of the academic year with the staff and pupils of the Kroo Bay Community School. The celebrations included the distribution of certificates, refreshments and dancing.
Every academic year, Maryann Kaikai, Creative Director of Madam Wokie, donates uniforms to all pupils of the We Yone Child Foundation Kroo Bay Community Primary School in Freetown. The donation follows from Madam Wokie's 2015 and 2018 donation of uniforms and school materials to the Athens of Africa Primary School in Waterloo. We look forward to welcoming students in September 219 with a new uniforms and stationary.
The We Yone Child Foundation was founded by Santigie Bayo Dumbuya in 1996 in Kroo Bay and George Brook.The non-governmental organisation aims to provide education and community development to some of Freetown's most disadvantaged communities. The organisations mission is to provide sustainable education and care to underprivileged children in the poorest areas of Freetown and overcome the social and environmental problems that deepen and perpetuate the cycle of poverty in these areas. The Foundation's programmes include primary education; extra-curricular activities; a secondary school subsidy project; livelihood support: Family Business Schemes (FBS); child protection/advocacy; girls counselling and women's rights advocacy; Girls speak out project (UKAM II); health education and healthcare support; and emergency and disaster management.
Since 1996, the We Yone Child Foundation has built three primary schools for over 700 students and trained teachers to maintain and manage education in these schools. The Foundation has also provided livelihood support to over 200 families with business grants, monitoring and sustainability schemes. Following the Ebola crisis , the We Yone Child Foundation conducted health education campaigns in 17 different isolated slum communities.