There are many community services that FourahBay Community Foundation – North Carolina Inc. has programs for.
Our programs include:
- Providing educational scholarships and school supplies to deserving and needy children in Freetown.
- Providing school equipments such as computers and learning aids as well as furniture to the schools of Freetown.
- Providing job training scholarships and basic training tools to interested school dropouts and to unemployed adults.
- Providing free basic clothing assistance to the needy and the less fortunate people in the community.
- Providing free dental hygiene and free preventive medical health care and education to the people of the Freetown.
Our long term goal is to establish a health clinic facility which will provide free medical screening and health education to the citizens of Freetown. In order to accomplish this goal, the Foundation plans to employ volunteer community nurses and volunteer medical doctors in Freetown who would provide the health screening and preventive health education.
Our health screening and education would cover the following:
- High blood pressure
- Diabetes prevention and management
- Cholesterol management
- Dental hygiene
- Malaria prevention
- General hygiene
We need sponsorship through donation of medicines and medical supplies, tooth pastes and brushes, portable blood pressure machines, diabetes test strips, mosquito nets, vitamins, pain killers, Aspirins including Baby Aspirins, as well as health educational literatures and magazines.
Fourah Bay Community Foundation – North Carolina Inc. will partner with local small businesses in Freetown for a three-to-five year apprenticeship training for prospective youths and unemployed adults to enable them to learn a trade or skill in order to empower them to make an earning.
A startup toolkit will be provided to each candidate together with some financial incentives in the form of grants that will be made available to business partners who support the job training program.
Program sponsorship accomplishments
In November 2012, scholarships were awarded to a number of Junior and Senior Secondary School students in Freetown, Sierra Leone.
Employment & Job Training
In November 2012, our Foundation pioneered a structured job training and apprenticeship program in the Fourah Bay community. Some eligible unemployed youths will be provided with educational scholarship to pursue a certification in National Vocational Qualification on technical trade. Additionally, some unemployed youths will be enrolled in apprenticeship programs in which they will gain hands-on technical training on certain trades. A startup toolkit in the form of equipment and tools will be provided to the candidates in order to facilitate the training process.
An example of a toolkit:
The list of candidates who were awarded educational and job training scholarships in 2012/2013 is available at the Foundations’s secretariat.