In September 2016, Project 1808’s country coordinator, Mr. Ishmail Barrie and Friends were inspired by Project 1808’s work with youth in Koinadugu district to start the first nursery, primary and secondary school in their community, Susu town. Located just outside of Freetown city, Susu town lack several basic amenities such as good roads, electricity, any school, and portable water. Susu Town Academy opened its doors in September servicing 200+ students and was adopted by Project 1808 a month
later, October 2016., Project 1808 increased the teacher’s salaries more than 50% (from Le 40,000 ($5) to Le 100,000 ($13)).
Before the school, young children walked several miles and crossed major highways to attend school. Now, parents can let their children go to school within their own community with peace of mind.