CEFORD ends interactive forum with school pupils
In a bid to revamp education in Sierra Leone – most especially – the northern region, the Community Empowerment for Rural Development has concluded a two day interactive session for primary school pupils. (Photo: AGSP Scholars in Koinadugu District proudly showing off their uniforms)
The get together brought to light the ‘Ambassador Girls Scholarship Programme’ which is being supported by USAID/World Education Project at the St Francis Secondary School Resource Centre, Azzolini Highway in Makeni Northern Sierra Leone.
The objective of the ‘Ambassador for Girls Scholarship’ (AGSP) programmes, according to CEFORD’s Director, Moses Ogendeh, is in line AEI’s dreams for the retention of girls in school who would otherwise have no means of continuing their education.
“This is accomplished through the awarding of scholarships and complementary mentoring programs that inspire and encourage girls in their educational pursuits,” Director Moses explained adding that, “CEFORD is one of the local partners that is implementing the ‘Ambassador Girls Project Scholarship’ in Sierra Leone.”
He said the project provides scholarship (in kinds) up to the tune of US $94 per pupil every year.
The regional coordinator, Alhaji Sesay said, the ‘Ambassador for Girls Scholarship Programme’is implemented in up to fifteen countries and Sierra Leone is not an exception.
“A total number of 820 primary school girls and boys from classes 3-6 are currently benefitting from the projects, which now enables the parents have the opportunities of sending their wards/children to school so that they can acquire quality education under the AGSP,” Alhaji said.
He further explained that CEFORD Sierra Leone is one of the leading community organisation that have working in the interest of the ordinary people.
Training facilitator, Mr. Koroma, explained to the beneficiaries that before 2015 every girl child must have gone through primary education.
“Education is the key to success and our children and children must be made to benefit from it,” he said.
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