SOS Children’s Villages’ efforts in Bakoteh are very diverse and go back to 1982. We run a kindergarten, a primary and a secondary school along with a vocational training centre in order to help build up the educational infrastructure of the community. In the kindergarten, up to 235 children from both the local community and the SOS families find a place where they can enjoy happy moments of play, as well as preparing to start school. The primary school provides basic education to around 850 children and the secondary school, which is specialized in technical subjects, provides more than 1,000 young people with a good learning environment. The SOS Vocational Training Centre offers courses in trades such as carpentry, auto mechanics, metalwork and tool-making, and young people from SOS families in Liberia and Sierra Leone also come here for training.
My first steps, SOS Children’s Village Bakoteh (photo: C. Lesske)