Mallory Jansen Memorial School (Banta)

Upper Banta, Sierra Leone

The Mallory Jansen Memorial School (Banta) is named after the late Mallory Jansen, the young daughter of Dr. Perry and Brenda Jansen, friends and fellow missionaries of COTN founders Chris and Debbie Clark. (Perry and Brenda Jansen are also founders of the Partners in Hope HIV/AIDS Clinic in Malawi, a COTN partner ministry.)

The Mallory Jansen Memorial School (Banta) is located at COTN's Banta Ministry Center in the Upper Banta chiefdom, in the interior of Sierra Leone. It is an approved educational facility recognized by Sierra Leone's Ministry of Education, offering preschool through senior seconday  education. According to Sierra Leone's Minister of Education, "Mallory Jansen Memorial School (Banta) is the most quality school in the entire region."

The facility, constructed in 2007, consists of a preschool, a primary school, and junior and senior secondary schools. It also has a large recreational area complete with two football (soccer) fields and a basketball court.