The mission of the Madina Village School is to provide Christian Education to the children of the Madina area and to improve their quality of life through outreach.
Construction of the health center begins.
Madina Village School opened in September 2013. The school day includes Morning Assembly, all core subjects plus a nutritious hot meal.
Carpenters made furniture from local timber.
A hand-dug well provided the school with clean water.
Two long cement-block classroom buildings were constructed, every block made by hand.
Francis Mustapha retired from teaching Biology in Indiana and returned to his home village to build a primary school.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Yes. Madina Village School Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization, with an IRS ruling year of 2014, and donations are tax-deductible. Charity Organization Categories: Education and Health Care.
Board of Directors
Each Director serves voluntarily, meets quarterly, and supports the mission of Madina Village School, Inc.
Doug Ahlfeld is an engineer living in Columbia City, Indiana.
Renee teaches at South Side High School in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She went to Madina Village School in 2016 to help with teacher training.
Sandy Bennett is a semi-retired teacher from Avon, Indiana, who still does substitute teaching. She traveled to Sierra Leone in 2018 and helped lead teacher training at Madina Village School.
Cathy DeWitt is a retired nurse living in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
John Barnet is an accountant for St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Fort Wayne, and substitutes in Fort Wayne Community Schools. He was born in Sierra Leone.
Peter is a teacher at Forest Park Elementary School in Fort Wayne. He visited Madina in the summer of 2023. Peter and his wife Niki help with banking and newsletters when the Mustaphas are in Sierra Leone.
Phil Elam, Board Vice-President, is a retired engineer from Fort Wayne, Indiana. He traveled to Sierra Leone in 2017 and helped install solar power at MVS.
Steve Ellinwood, Board President, is a dentist in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He is active in mission trips and has been to Sierra Leone in years past.
Dustin McKibben is a professional photographer in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He has been to Sierra Leone twice, visiting MVS and producing photos and videos.
Bobbie Mustapha, Board Secretary, is a retired teacher specializing in Reading and Early Childhood Education. She lives with Francis Mustapha in Sierra Leone for several months of each year. She leads teacher training and school development at MVS and organizes the sponsorship program.
Founder and Executive Director of Madina Village School, is a retired Biology Teacher, living in Fort Wayne, Indiana and Madina, Sierra Leone. He is persistently bringing solutions to the needs discovered along the way.
Susan teaches geography at South Side High School in Fort Wayne. She went to Madina Village School in 2016 to help with teacher training.
Jim Roush is an accountant, living in Fort Wayne, Indiana.