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Population 5.7 million
Land mass 71,740 sq km
Life expectancy 47.8 years
Under age 5 mortality 19%
Literacy rate 40%
Access to safe water  57%
3 doctors per 100,000
57% population live on $US1 per day or less
United Nations HDI ranking 180/187

Freetown Library



This is the national library of Sierra Leone, located in the capital city.

One of the Kanga team in Australia was associated with a member of the Freetown library staff.  Through this association, an agreement was made so that the Freetown library would assist with training a teacher from each of the Kanga schools in library management.

Since then, the Freetown library has been sent 23 computers, several sets of Encyclopedia Britannica, and more than 15,000 books.  Being responsible for a number of smaller regional libraries, the Freetown library needs as many books as are available.  It is also setting up an internet café using some of the computers provided.

 
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