TIES Projects – 2022 Impact Report

TIES collage 2022

We recently provided our major donor, Viaduct Foundation, with an impact report outlining the benefits that TIES delivered to students through four education projects in three developing countries. The text from the Impact Summary of the report is quoted below. A nicely formatted PDF version of the entire report with some highlight pictures is available … Read more

Afterschool program final report

afterschool program final report

Results are in from TIES’ support of CAUSE Canada’s afterschool program in Sierra Leone through our “RACHELs to Sierra Leone 2021” project. The two RACHEL units and 30 tablets that we donated were just a small part of an ambitious project designed to improve the math and literacy scores of primary and secondary school children … Read more

RACHEL Units to Sierra Leone

TIES is working through CAUSE Canada to distribute RACHEL units, tablets, and other technological devices to students in Sierra Leone. RACHEL units are small, battery-powered devices that students may use to access resources such as Khan Academy and Wikipedia without internet! They are portable, so that two RACHELs and 30 tablets, enough to power two … Read more

A RACHEL success story from Sierra Leone

This is a (lightly) edited excerpt from CAUSE Canada’s “CAUSE Kids After School Program Mid-term Report – January, 2022”. For a copy of the full report please Contact us. Fanta M. is attending Heremakono Primary School. Heremakono is a community located in Diang chiefdom, Koinadugu District. Fanta is 12 years old and in class 5. … Read more

After School Program Report

An update on our Sierra Leone RACHEL project through CAUSE Canada. In late 2021 some of the pandemic-imposed restrictions began to ease; in Sierra Leone, schools reopened and the CAUSE Canada team was able to return to the country. (With RACHEL units and tablets in their suitcases!) CAUSE now has 112 kids enrolled in a … Read more

Tablets on their way to Sierra Leone

extra tablets

The smart shoppers at CAUSE Canada were able to buy twice as many tablets as planned with our funding for the RACHEL Sierra Leone project. So we are contributing them towards another CAUSE project; stay tuned for details. Tablets were recently loaded on a plane and will soon be put to good use in the … Read more

RACHELs for Sierra Leone on order

Although the start of the new school year in Sierra Leone is still months away, we are funding our partner, CAUSE Canada, now so that they can get two RACHEL (Remote Area Community Hotspot for Education and Learning) units on order. The global chip shortage has affected everything from automobiles to phones and the RACHELs … Read more

RACHELs and tablets to Sierra Leone

We are now finalizing our agreement to donate 2 RACHEL hotspots, 30 tablets, and related tech to an ongoing project in Koinadugu, Sierra Leone operated by CAUSE Canada. The RACHEL units and tablets will be used in the CAUSE Kids After School Program, which aims to enhance literacy and math skills for young students in … Read more