Sierra Schools of Technology (SiSTec) was established 2007 by Elongima Bundu and patriotic Sierra Leoneans who had studied at the University and have their qualifications in Computer Science, Electronic and Telecommunication wanted to see mainly students and youths participate in the development of Sierra Leone through Information Communication & Technology and School Tree Planting Education .
Sierra Leone still hosts one of the world’s most dense Forest areas. The Forest lying deep within Sierra Lone is consider as one of the region only remaining forest areas that need to be protected. Importance of youth participation in development is a unique perspective to add inputs to issues affecting their lives. However, youth face various constraints and challenges to contribute. They don’t for example widely and actively participate in major environmental / climate protection projects and processes.Deforestation has emerged as one of Sierra Leone’s main environmental issues, with not proper design along the Sea bank areas. Furthermore slash and burn agriculture, stone mining and construction of homes in water catchment areas all contribute to the country’s water shortage.The youth, most specifically in West Africa find it difficult to access funds, voice their concerns and acquire gainful education to build their capacity. Encounters between and among youth: south-south and/or north-south have proved to be enabling framework awareness rising on global issues like climate and peace
Schools Savings & Loan scheme that benefited 150 students and parents in the Moyamba Districts
Southern Sierra Leone
I C T and the Environment Is the Driving Tool to Development