Kabala School for the Blind
Raising community awareness of the plight of the blind
Kabala has had a school for the blind for several decades. In the rebel war from 1991 to 2002 the school was destroyed and students fled to their villages while some stayed together and wandered the Northern Province seeking safety. At the conclusion of the war, the blind returned to Kabala and took up residence in a war torn house. It was filthy, unsafe and did not provide much protection from the elements.
Nar Sarah Clinic was influential in arousing community awareness of the plight of the blind. Individuals, the local government and organizations collaborated to build a school and dormitory. Serving Sierra Leone funded the building of a duplex for staff members. Nar Sarah remains a viable supporter of the Kabala School for the Blind with the Clinic Director being referred to as the ”Secretary of State” for the school. Funds are needed basically for food support and special education tools and supplies.