Merchant Taylors’ Girls’ School Visit Sierra Leone
During the February half-term 6 pupils and 4 members of staff visited their partner schools of Nelson Mandela High and Hope Preparatory Schools. The partnership is now in it’s 5th year and supported by the British Council has seen reciprocal visits between the schools.
This year Merchants took 6 pupils on the trip who had funded their own costs and they also had the chance to open a new school building which they funded at Nelson Mandela High. Mr John Power, who is International School Co-ordinator at the school said, “This is my 4th visit to Waterloo, Sierra Leone. This year visit was the most fulfilling as we had promised the pupils at Nelson Mandela High and Hope Prep that one day we would bring pupils with us and now it is a reality. An added bonus for us all this year is that we opened a 3 room classroom block at the school. We also had the chance to visit the many life changing projects funded by the Waterloo Partnership. We have many made friends in Waterloo over the years and feels like our very place in West Africa!”
You can read all about the experiences of the staff and pupils by reading their blog – Sierra Leone Blog 2014