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Center for Promotion of Inclusive Education holds 3rd workshop

Center for Promotion of Inclusive Education holds 3rd workshop

Center for Promotion of Inclusive Education held its 3rd annual teachers’ training workshop in the Northern chiefdom of Tambakha

Hundreds of teachers, students, and other stakeholders gathered as CPIE held its 3rd annual teachers’ workshop and community awareness program in Samaya, Tambakha Chiefdom on Saturday, July 23, 2016.  The theme for this year’s event was “Ensuring the Rights of the Girl Child in education”

In attendance was the paramount chief of Tambakha, PC Kandeh Sorie, chiefdom speaker, Mr Ibrahim Yansaneh, several principals, teachers, chiefdom stakeholders, parents, and students from different schools.  Inhabitants of the chiefdom travelled far and wide to attend the event. The occasion was graced with traditional praise singers and musicians.

According to the Executive Director for the Center for the Promotion of Inclusive Education, Dr. Christian F. Sesay Jr., the purpose of moving the annual teachers’ workshop from Freetown to the Northern town of Tambakha was because there is an abject lack of educational training and resources in the chiefdom.  “The sense of urgency to assist teachers and students in the chiefdom cannot be over emphasized.  As a result of this reality check, CPIE decided to conduct this year’s workshop in the remote chiefdom of Tambakha so as to provide some semblance of balance”, said Dr. Sesay.

The guest of honor for the workshop was the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Hon. Joseph Fitzgerald Kamara.  Although he was unavoidably absent, his representative, Mr. Robinson Sesay Jr. delivered a rousing speech.  In his presentation, he touted that President Ernest Bai-Koroma has done a phenomenal job in addressing issues of the girl child and it is important that the community continue to build on that foundation.

In response, the chiefdom speaker, Mr. Ibrahim Yansaneh appealed for help for the chiefdom. He called on all too carefully look at the injustices towards the chiefdom relative to other nearby chiefdoms.  He emphasized on the size and population of Tambakha as one of the reasons for the government to pay attention to the needs of the people

Paramount chief, Kandeh Sorie thanked all the guests and assured of his continued warmth to all those who respects and show love to the people of Tambakha.  He stressed the importance of taking the message across to the government to see how it can help alleviate the plight of education in his chiefdom.

A special thanks to the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Hon. Joseph Fitzgerald Kamara (JFK) and his representatives for their outstanding support towards the chiefdom.

By Sanpha Sesay

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