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.
Everybody has dreams of helping someone they love. Some people have exceptional dreams of creating something that will help many loved ones far into the future. The proposal to build a school in the village of Madina, in Sierra Leone, West Africa is that kind of dream.Francis Mustapha was born in Madina, a little farming village started by his father.; Francis was a twin who was not expected to live. Six older siblings had all died before reaching age five, and at birth, his twin also died. Francis owes his life to the return of Auntie Abi Margai, the first trained nurse from their region, who was challenged by his father to take charge of the puny baby and make sure he lived. Auntie Abi not only took charge of his physical survival, she also influenced him throughout his life. She taught him to cook, encouraged him to choose Christian mission schools, and inspired him to put a high value on the education of women. Auntie Abi Margai called him the proof of her education. He traveled to Sierra Leone in December 1994 and presented the leaders of Madina with a major portion of his award money for the purpose of building a small elementary school building.Francis is confident that education means "life." He firmly believes that he would not have survived infancy if it weren’t for the nursing education Auntie Abi Margai received. His life-long dream has been to provide a school in his home village, to provide "life" for others through education.