The school is in rural Sierra Leone and serves students from several villages, Madina, Mosenesie, Sembehun, Mosonge and others.
MVS is a Christian school, loosely associated with the United Methodists in Sierra Leone, but privately operated and funded.
Classes average 30 students each, with one licensed teacher, plus shared assistants. 55% of the students are girls. Current enrollment is 400+ students, classes Preschool through Class Six.The staff includes 13 teachers, 6 assistants, 3 nannies, 3 cooks, 1 nurse, plus groundskeepers and security.
MVS uses the syllabus of Sierra Leone, subjects including Language Arts, Math, Science, Agriculture, Social Studies, Religious and Moral Education and Practical Arts.
The campus has two large classroom buildings (eleven classrooms plus administration rooms), one open air assembly hall, one power/storage house, one permanent storage container, one cook house, three sets of latrines and a soccer field.
A separate preschool classroom is in the center of Madina Village, away from the main campus. It is open air, with its own latrines and yard space. Another similar classroom was built in 2019 on the school campus.
There are no tuition fees, but families are expected to provide uniforms, some copybooks, and a very minimal feeding fee or in kind contribution of rice, chicken or firewood.
The construction of the Community Health Clinic began in 2019 in Mosenesie Junction, Sierra Leone, West Africa. When completed, it will contain 8800 square feet, 30+ rooms, and will provide education and health care for Madina and the area beyond.
We plan to institute a system of testing, treatment and prevention of malaria, to teach students the knowledge of hygiene and nutrition to eliminate all malnutrition and worm infestation, and to provide prenatal and postnatal education to eliminate the high incidence of maternal and infant deaths.