International AID Trust boosts Sierra Leone
The International AID Trust (IAT) is a UK based organization and the Founder and Chief Executive Officer is Rev. Bernard Cocker, Rev. Titus-Williams is the Board Chairman for the work of IAT in Sierra Leone and Rev. Michael Fofanah is the Country Director.
The Chairman said IAT is a Christian charity organization working in Africa, Asia and Europe and works in 40 different countries around the world.
IAT ministers to prisoners, street kids, support re-housing programs, hospitals, orphanages, pastors and the disadvantaged in Society.
The New Hope Primary school in Tombobana, Lungi is a pilot program for the work in Sierra Leone.
The Country Director Rev. Michael Fofanah said the school is a private school that started with only 17 children but through hard work and the support of the IAT the school has grown from 17 to 250 children. He said children are provided with food and other learning materials and all that the children pay as fees is only Le 5,000 per term. On Wednesday 20th July 2011 gift items were distributed to 250 children of the New Hope School in Tombobana Village, Lungi, the children and their parents rejoiced as each one of them walked home with their gifts.
The village chief appreciates the work of the IAT and said the work of the IAT is a blessing in disguise as they strive to educate their children and to develop the Tombobana community, he promised that the community is willing and ready to give all necessary support to the work of IAT in Tombobana and pray that God blesses the work of the IAT and the donors for their concern and support to their children and community.
Mbalu Bangura a class 3 pupil of the New Hope School thank Jesus for the support of IAT in educating them and appealed to all her colleagues to study hard for a better future. The parents were cheerful and praised God for the work of IAT to alleviate their sufferings to educate their children as most of them are economically disadvantaged.
The Board Chairman Rev. Titus-Williams appealed to the government of Sierra Leone and other NGO’s to collaborate with them in their efforts to train and mould the character of the future leaders of tomorrow and also appealed to the parents and the entire community for their continued support.
By Rose Konima Steven
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