Mile 91 got its name from the fact that it is exactly 91 miles east of Freetown,
the capital of Sierra Leone. Mile 91 is a vital link between Freetown
and the rest of the country.

Our Work

What We Do
Continuing Education Centre - Bo
Continuing Education Centre - Bonthe
Continuing Education Centre - Makeni
Continuing Education Centre - Pujehun
Continuing Education Centre - Mile 91
Ceramic Centre - Waterloo


Success Stories



Civil Peace Service (CPS)

Our Activities

Our classes take place within the communities mentioned above. Learning takes place three hours a day leaving the rest of the day for the participants to engage in other economical activities.

Continuing Education Centre - Mile 91

Mile 91 is a vital link between Freetown and the rest of the country. It has a diverse population of roughly 25. 000, which is made up of small numbers of members of all the country’s ethnic groups. A decade of war arrested the hopes and development of the people of Mile 91.

At present safe drinking water, electricity and pipe-borne water are distant dreams for the people. The town depends on Freetown for trade and other necessities. Farming and petty trading are the main economic activities in Mile 91.

SLADEA gives the eager young learners the possibility of developing their competencies, skills and values in areas such as:

  • Being a good team player
  • Conflict-management
  • Problem solving skills
  • Responsibility
  • Self-confidence

Through our education program in Mile 91 we give participants the tools to further develop their skills and attitudes. Furthermore, SLADEA paves the way for young learners to break the cycle of poverty and unemployment.

SLADEA emphasises context-related literacy. We prioritise active methods of learning to motivate young participants. This is the appropriate way to keep learners interested. We create an environment in which the participants are the architects of their skills development. Our curricula are designed to be age appropriate, and to build and enhance skills during three years of active involvement. Vocational training is important characteristic of our program and ensures that learners gain the maximum benefit possible.

Our activities take the form of literacy and numeracy classes, education regarding children’s rights and vocational training. Participants learn literacy and numeracy during the first part of the morning. We also teach matters related to:

  • Democratic Decision-making
  • Ecological Awareness
  • Non-violent Communication
  • Gender & Development
  • Human Rights
  • Nutrition
  • Health Care
  • HIV/AIDS Prevention

Vocational training takes place in the afternoon and focuses on the areas of:

  • Bakery
  • Welding

The learners can choose the activities in which they wish to participate; they have opportunities to practise and develop decision-making skills. These activities also encourage them to clarify their interests and values. Having a choice in program activities and goals motivates young learners to become involved in activities that are meaningful to them.

As a result of our programmes young people develop interpersonal skills

  • They learn how to interact with peers outside the classroom
  • They learn how to interact with adults in the community.

Through interaction with our many devoted facilitators young learners receive guidance and direction.

Every year about 100 learners complete our courses of training. Most of our former learners are now in formal education institutions, have found jobs or are self-employed.

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