The purpose of the EIA is to document the existing environmental and social conditions of the project area, identify potential impacts, and develop mitigation measures to reduce or minimize the impacts of the proposed project and to propose an Environmental Management Plan (EMP). The project is located in nine chiefdoms in Kailahun District including Luawa, Jawei, Upper Bambara, Kissi Teng, Kissi Tongi, Dia, Mandu, Malema, and Kissi Kama. The District headquarter is Kailahun town and there are other towns including Pendembu, Segbwema, Daru, Koindu and Buedu. The project activities include: construction of schools with wells fitted with hand pumps, VIP latrines, teacher''s accommodation and a Home Economics Centre in Kailahun Town. In accordance with the laws of Sierra Leone and due diligence requirements of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), the submission and acceptance of this EIA is a mandatory precursor for approval to commence with construction related project activities. CIDA''s requirements are inspired by CIDA''s policy for environmental sustainability and the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (CEDA).