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.

Our story

Education Is Life

Francis Kemba Mustapha was born in Madina, Sierra Leone, a little farming village started by his father.   Francis was born a twin and was not expected to live. Six older siblings had all died before reaching age five, and at birth, his twin also died.

Francis’ father walked several miles, carrying the baby to Abie Margai, the first trained nurse from their region.  He handed her the little bundle and said, “We have heard that you are educated.

Here, prove it.”

Nurse Abie made sure baby Kemba survived.   She also taught him to cook, encouraged him to excel in Christian mission schools, and inspired him to put a high value on the education of women.  

 Because of her intervention Francis Kemba grew up with the passionate conviction that education means “LIFE.”