Extra Mile's principle sources of funding is from donations from UK schools, churches and private individuals some of whom donate regularly through standing order arrangements or on an ad-hoc basis.
Some of our sponsors donate as little as £1 per month and this really does help Extra Mile to sustain its long-term presence in Sierra Leone.
We receive significant contributions from Extra Mile's past volunteers who choose to support and work with our schools in Sierra Leone, often long after they have completed their programmes.
Extra Mile is an ethical and responsible, British, education charity (1130879) run by UK volunteers working in one of the poorest countries in the world, Sierra Leone, where the recent, 10 year, civil war largely destroyed its education system and scarred many of its children.
Extra Mile sends out volunteer teachers and is building a new, free school and community library to help children and adults from the poorest families in one of the poorest areas of the country. Extra Mile has also set up a teacher-training programme and is helping with local school management. All the funding is invested directly into local projects.
There are no ‘third parties’ involved in the work and no funds go through national or regional agencies even though it is fully registered with the Sierra Leonean Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs (MSWGCA/VO/3065). Extra Mile is not giving money, it is helping to build a new generation whose improved educational success will help bring its children out of slavery and develop better healthcare, better governance and provide better skills and understanding within an entire community both now and in the future.