Starting in January 2017, Mission Lane launched the Alta E. Lawrence Education Scholarship. This scholarship is available to students currently enrolled in school on Bonthe Island, Sierra Leone who need assistance in further their education. The scholarship provides one full year of school tuition, book bag, school supplies, school uniform, and shoes.
My grandma Alta was a teacher at Minnie Mull Secondary school on Bonthe Island for 20+ years and stressed the importance of getting an education. For years she helped children outside of her family receive their education and in return I hope to do the same one child at a time.
*As of September 2018 under the leadership of President Julius Maada Bio all public education is now available at no cost, therefore we no longer cover the cost of school fees.
- 2021: Seinya / Sengbe Pieh Secondary School
- 2020: Samuel / Minnie Mull Secondary School
- 2019: Elizabeth / Minnie Mull Secondary School
- 2018: Kadiatu / Minnie Mull Secondary School
- 2017: Mariama / Minnie Mull Secondary School