Bombali School for the Blind, Panlap

Morning assembly at Bombali School for the Blind at Panlap
Morning assembly at Bombali School for the Blind at Panlap

The Bombali School for the Blind at Panlap, about 5km north of Makeni, caters for 43 primary school children and accommodates another 17 who are integrated into mainstream secondary education. It currently has a waiting list.

The school was originally situated in a disused abattoir, which still today houses the dormitories and dining area. New classrooms have been built, but the school remains in desperate need of support. It is recognised by the Government but has yet to receive any state funding. Bunk beds and mattresses have recently been provided by an American charity, but the needs of the school remain immense.