CARITAS Promotes Newton Community
A non-governmental and faith based organization known as CARITAS Freetown has commissioned the newly built St Francis Roman Catholic Primary School (RCPS) at Newton along Waterloo-Masaka highway in the outskirt of Freetown.
Speaking at the commissioning ceremony held at the Newton community recently, the Archbishop Most Reverend Dr. Tamba Charles intimated his audience that the construction of the St Francis Roman Catholic Primary School is a dream fulfilled and part of the CARITAS Freetown avowed postured to promoting education in the country.
He said that CARITAS Freetown has been very proactive and resolute towards developing various communities within the country, as an integral aspect and deliberate on plan to save lives and at the same time restore human dignity.
According to Archbishop Dr. Tamba Charles, residents of Newton community have been yearning for such development and that Caritas would remain committed to promoting religious activities and also prepare a dependable foundation in the area of providing opportunity for present and generation yet to come.
He thanked Madam Gesine Henrichman from the Kindermissionwerk in Germany for her commitment and dedication to the development of Sierra Leone’s education system.
He assured that Caritas Freetown would never relent in improving the lives and further consolidation vision of the Catholic Mission in Sierra Leone and beyond.
On his part ,the Executive Director, Caritas Freetown, Reverend Father Peter Conteh stated that education is a vital tool in socially ,psychologically individuals and society.
He added that education also liberate individuals and society from the shackles of poverty and illiteracy.
He made it abundantly clear that the commissioning of the St Francis Roman Catholic Primary School at Newton is a dream come true and a positive step in the right direction in achieving and contributing towards the global efforts for all and sundry to access quality education.
Reverend Father Peter Conteh informed the gathering that the school has eight classrooms with staff and Head teacher’s office, toilet facility, first aid department, computer laboratory, including hand pump bore hole.
In her statement ,Madam Gesine Henrichmann who facilitated the construction of the school noted that funds provided for the construction of the St Francis Catholic Primary School was a gesture from children in Germany ,who believes in the Catholic Mission’s love for mankind ,eliminating poverty ,illiteracy and empowering the global community.
She reaffirmed her commitment ,strong faith and readiness to assist communities in Sierra Leone that is in yearning need for such development programmers’ ,polices and promoting the Catholic Mission’s religious activities the world over.
Meanwhile, Caritas Freetown also joined other nations in the world to observe this year’s Global Hand Washing Day at Rokel Village, by encouraging and educating residents of that community to wash their hands in order not to fall victim of life threatening diseases.
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