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Transformative Education in Sierra Leone: The LKBF Initiative

Education is a cornerstone in improving maternal health, especially in Africa, which still faces the world’s highest maternal mortality rates. Educated girls are less likely to marry young or experience premature childbirth. Furthermore, education can inspire the development of modern medical care during pregnancy and childbirth for future generations. In Sierra Leone, where adult literacy rates are low, initiatives like The Lamin & Kadie Bah Foundation (LKBF) are vital.

According to the World Bank, Sierra Leone’s adult literacy rate was just 49% in 2022, with rates among females even lower at 41%. LFAM and LKBF share a common goal: empowering communities and enhancing African lives. Both organizations work extensively to uplift underserved populations and promote a sustainable future in Sierra Leone.

In 2019, LKBF established the Lamin & Kadie Bah Academy, educating 350 students in the village of Pate Bana Marank in Northern Sierra Leone. The school provides free education, uniforms, school supplies, and computer labs. It includes Junior Secondary School (JSS) and Senior Secondary School (SSS), serving as the only free private school.

Today, we invite you to watch a short video about The Lamin & Kadie Bah Academy to witness how small changes make a great impact. At LFAM, we firmly believe in education’s transformative power, reinforcing our commitment to improving maternal health and fostering sustainable development in Sierra Leone.


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