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To donate please email:

jane4music@hotmail.com

Contact
iEARN Program For
Education And Technology
Flat 1, National Stadium Hostel
Freetown, Sierra Leone
Phone: 00232-33-265529
jane4music@hotmail.com


Help iEARN SL launch the new album, Salone fo Go Befo! We need funding to pay for the following:

1. Renting of music grounds: $450 USD
2. Renting of musical set & outdoor sound system: $145
3. Production of 1800 cassettes containing 13 tracks: $500 USD
4. Production of 1800 CD's containing 13 tracks: $800
5. Priniting of banners and flyers: $ 200 USD
6. Radio publicity local: $55 USD
7. Costume for 25 youth artists: USD $500
8. Motorcade publicity: $100
9. Refreshment for 25 youth artists: $150

A donation to iEARN SL means direct benefit to Sierra Leone's youth with little to no overhead. Our staff is largely volunteer, being paid only with stipends when partnering with other organizations on special projects. Here is an idea of what your donation can provide:

  • $1 provides transportation for 2 children to come to the iEARN center to learn
  • $2 fuels the generator that helps to power up the computers and keep them running
  • $30 pays for a month of internet subscription
  • $100 helps to install telephone lines for access to the internet
  • $500 pays for a printer, scanner, and computer tables with chairs
  • $1000 pays for one year of technical support and maintenance for computers and related technology
  • $2500 sets up one center with 10 workstations to serve 40 war-affected youths

Closing the Digital Divide

Why invest in technology for Africa? Because…

". . .a world where the chasm between rich and poor grows wider will be neither stable nor secure." --Jimmy Carter (1)

The "digital divide" is very pronounced in Africa, where it is estimated that there is one computer per every 1000 people (2). By bringing skills to the youth of Sierra Leone, we empower them to shape the future. By connecting with other youths throughout the world, young people gain hope and courage to meet the challenges of everyday life.

Repeated studies as well as common knowledge show that countries with strong communications infrastructure have a better opportunity to create and build investment, grow their economies, and maintain political stability. Helping Sierra Leone at this critical time is a worthy investment that will build upon itself.


Citations
(1)Jimmy Carter, "Challenges for Humanity; A Beginning," National Geographic February 2002.
(2) Estimated by Computers For Africa, 2005. http://www.computers4africa.org

Did You Know…?

More than 60 percent of Africa's people are under the age of 24. Over the next 10-20 years, this will create pressure for employment, education, health services, and community recognition and leadership.

1 in 5 Africans is directly affected by armed conflict.

Africa has some of the poorest countries in the world. More than half of Africa's people-the majority women-struggle to survive on less than one U.S. dollar a day.

Africa has 13 percent of the world's population, less than 1.6 percent of global trade, and less than 1 percent of global investments.

Yet, in the face of such adversity, Africa is committed to change. Great strides have already been made towards achieving peace and prosperity. Africa is a worthwhile investment.


Citation
Canadian International Development Agency (ACDI-CIDA)