News Release

LDS Charities Provides Desks for School Children 

Donation improves childrens education

LDS Charities, the humanitarian arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and partner, Ndegbome Development Association, has donated 200 benches and tables to schools in Kenema, Sierra Leone.


A ceremony was held in September to officially hand over the new benches and tables which will benefit three primary schools, two pre-primary schools and a secondary school.

Sister Jeanne Carley, welfare missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, said the goal of the bench project, initiated by the Ndegbomie Development Association, was to improve the seating accommodations of the school children. She specifically thanked Mohamed Kamara and Amarachi Nneka Cobinah for their efforts in making the project a reality.

Edward S. Kargbo, Deputy Director of Education, described the donation “as complementary to the Government of Sierra Leone’s effort. We are challenged to provide adequate seating accommodation in schools. As we look at the daily growing enrollment of children, the Ministry is pleased with partners coming on board to lessen this burden.”

Councilor Amindu Bah, Chairman of the Education and Information Committee at Kenema, expressed appreciation to the Latter-day Saints for supporting his council and bringing development in their governing area. “The Latter-day Saints is one of our development partners. They have provided safe drinking water in the city, linked IDA to the Buwaihum community and are now targeting schools in need of seating accommodations. We highly appreciate all your service.”

The recipients of the new tables and benches include: Saint James Pre-school, KDEC Moiwo Street, United Muslim Association Primary School, Kulafai Rashideen Islamic Primary School, Municipal Junior Secondary School and Sierra Leone Church Primary School.

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