The FSSGians Alumni Association (Washington Metropolitan Branch) was founded in 1988 by a group of concerned FSSGians who wanted to play a more active role in supporting the school, its teachers and pupils. It started as a small group of women and now has about 60 active members.
Over the years, the Association has undertaken numerous fund-raising projects. These include Thanksgiving services, Fund-raising dances, and luncheon sales. It has sent the proceeds from these and other efforts to the school, which has used the money for a wide variety of programs that have benefited the students and teachers of the Freetown Secondary School for Girls
Privatization is almost a reality
We have been given the green light by the government of Sierra Leone to proceed with the privatization of our school. The school is now on a 3-year probation while all stakeholders work out and implement a plan to assume complete ownership.
This 3-year probation period is critical to the future of the school. In that regard, we are appealing to all FSSGians, friends, and supporters for your continued support.
In line with our mission and in support of the school, the association has undertaken and continues to undertake numerous fundraising events. These include our annual thanksgiving service, dance, luncheon sale, picnic, and bus trip. Proceeds from these events have been sent to the school, which has used the funds for a wide variety of programs to benefit the school.
Our branch has adopted three long-term renovation projects - the science lab, the junior classroom and health.
To promote and support the charitable, social, educational, and cultural welfare of the pupils and alumni of the Freetown Secondary School for Girls (FSSG) in the United States of America and in Sierra Leone. Working within the FSSGian community shall not preclude working with or serving other immigrant communities, or providing services to others in need.
To work in close cooperation with the Board of Trustees, the Principal and Staff of the Freetown Secondary School for Girls for the furtherance of the academic and social activities of the school, and the maintenance of discipline among its pupils.
To promote unity and cooperation among all Ex-Pupils of the school.
To engage in regular fund raising for the support and maintenance of the Freetown Secondary School for Girls.