Muslim Aid Observes 26th Anniversary
Muslims in Tonkolili through Islamic Dawah Training Center in Mile 91 celebrated the 26th Anniversary of the Muslim Aid’s humanitarian organization on the theme, “Universal Primary Education: Delivering the second Millennium Development Goal.” The occasion drew the attention of stakeholders within and outside the district including Muslims and Christian at the center Head office in Mile 91 on Friday October 28th 2011. (Photo: Members of the high table during the celebration)
The chairman of the ceremony, who doubled also as head of Children Learning Service, thanked Muslim Aid for been very supportive to Islamic Dawah especially in the area of education, feeding of destitute, among other. Mohamed Yamba Bangura said Dawah is not only helping people in Mile 91 but they also help needy people in other chiefdoms as well.
Mr. Mohamed Yamba Bangura called on the beneficiaries to make good and effective use of the opportunity been provided by Muslim Aid through Dawah Islamic Training Center. The chairman went on that, the organization is not only supporting Muslims but needy, deprived, destitute and oppressed people in respective of their colour, tribe, or religious background.
The Chairman applauded the efforts of parents, teachers, government and staff of the center for making the event a successful one and urged parents to educate their children for a better nation.
Giving an overview of Muslim Aid program the National Director of the center stated that the organization is a UKbased relief and development agency that was registered by the Charity Commission of England and Waleson 28th October 1986. This day according to him was set aside as the Muslim Aid’s Day to be celebrated every year in over 70 counties.
Mr. Mohamed Konto Koroma said the objective of the Muslim Aid’s Day celebration is to focus on a specific aspect of Muslim Aid’s work and raise awareness about it to their beneficiaries and the public.
The National Director said Muslim Aid work with all in need regardless of their race, religion, gender, nationality or political opinion. The Director said they are partner to 100 organizations all over the world.
Mr. Mohamed Konto Koroma stated that their work ran from emergency relief, capacity building through water, sanitation and health education, skills training, micro finance and income generating and orphanage.
Delivering his keynote statement the deputy Minister of Education on behalf of the government thanked Muslim Aid for answering to the call of the President for improving quality and standards of education in the country. Dr. Alhaji Algassimu Jar pledged the ministry’s total support and commitment to the organization throughDawahCenterin Mile 91 and other parts in the country.
The deputy Education Minister said as a Ministry they are fully aware of strife taken by the organization in elevating education in their operational areas. He therefore used the forum to advise both beneficiaries and participants to make good use of the opportunity.
Dr. Alhaji Algassimu Jar said government is presently making strides to implement the White Paper of the Gbamanja Commission of Inquiry as modalities have been worked out to start the process. The Minister however registered his Ministry’s sincere thanks and appreciation to Muslim Aid through Islamic Dawah Training Center for their giant steps in developing education in their operations areas.
Statements from Lecturer Dr. Ibrahim Salieu Kamara on quality, nature and kind of education, skits and live testimony and quaranic recitations from children in the center climaxed the celebration.
By Mohamed Kabba
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