@article{(Open Science Index):https://publications.waset.org/pdf/4641,
	  title     = {The Role of Faith-based Organizations in Building Democratic Process: Achieving Universal Primary Education in Sierra Leone},
	  author    = {Mikako Nishimuko},
	  country	= {},
	  institution	= {},
	  abstract     = {This paper aims to argue that religion and Faith-based
Organizations (FBOs) contribute to building democratic process
through the provision of education in Sierra Leone. Sierra Leone
experienced a civil war from 1991 to 2002 and about 70 percent of the
population lives in poverty. While the government has been in the
process of rebuilding the nation, many forms of Civil Society
Organizations (CSOs), including FBOs, have played a significant role
in promoting social development. Education plays an important role in
supporting people-s democratic movements through knowledge
acquisition, spiritual enlightenment and empowerment. This paper
discusses religious tolerance in Sierra Leone and how FBOs have
contributed to the provision of primary education in Sierra Leone. This
study is based on the author-s field research, which involved
interviews with teachers and development stakeholders, notably
government officials, Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs) and
FBOs, as well as questionnaires completed by pupils, parents and
	    journal   = {International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences},
	  volume    = {2},
	  number    = {8},
	  year      = {2008},
	  pages     = {937 - 944},
	  ee        = {https://publications.waset.org/pdf/4641},
	  url   	= {https://publications.waset.org/vol/20},
	  bibsource = {https://publications.waset.org/},
	  issn  	= {eISSN: 1307-6892},
	  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
	  index 	= {Open Science Index 20, 2008},