Sierra Unite/Kanga Schools Project Donates Generators
The Sierra Unite/Kanga School Project on Saturday 28th November donated nine Honda generators to both primary and secondary schools around the country. According to the project coordinator, Mr. Alusine Kamara, the Kanga Schools Project is a Non-governmental charitable organization that has its sponsors in Australia. He also added that the Kanga Schools Project is a nationwide programme that is sponsoring 33 schools around the country.
This is not the first time the Sierra Unite/Kanga School Project has been making such a donation in the country Sierra Express Media understands. Several donations of computers and books have been made to enhance the learning capacity of pupils and students in both primary and secondary schools in Sierra Leone over the years by the school project.
Schools that benefited from this Kanga school project are; B.E.C Primary School in Kasongah chiefdom, Lungi in the Port Loko District, Benevolent Islamic Secondary School Makeni, Saint Charles in Kenema, Holy Rosary School (HRS) in Pujehun District, Maranatha Primary School Magburaka, Madrasatu Hakim in Cabala Town, Freetown, Methodist Primary School in Kailahun; Methodist Primary School Sandiaya in Kailahun District; and Yoni Junior School in Mile-91. So far, these are the schools that have benefited from this project and the donations was distributed from Hon. Eddie Turay’s compound off Kingharman Road.
Three of the beneficiaries that spoke to the Sierra Express Media said they were delighted and showed a rush of appreciation to the sponsors. They promised that the generators would be used for the rightful purpose. In an exclusive interview with three of the nine beneficiaries, Mr. Richmond Kabbia, Vice Principal of the Benevolent Islamic Secondary School in Makeni, expressed that “the donation was timely as we are now moving towards the world of technological advancement, and that electricity is a primary necessity in achieving that dream,” he said. He added that computers and books were also given to the school in another donation by the same organization.
Another beneficiary was Mr. Francis Bounting Grading of Saint Charles Secondary School in Kenema. He also showed similar appreciation. He added that their school library has benefited from books donated by the Kanga Schools project. Â Mr. Sahr P. Boyah of D.E.C Primary School Kasongah in Lungi was joyous over the donation as this was the third time his school has benefited from the Kanga Schools Project.
In addition, the Kanga Schools Project has also undertaken the construction of five libraries around the country. Five areas have been identified where the construction of these school libraries are under way. For the western area in Freetown, they have Malamah Kaningo; Kambia is Wesleyan Primary School Kaselen; UMC School Matotoka; and Islamic Primary School Dandabu in the Pujehun district. The project it has been learnt is a holistic project that is geared towards improving on the educational standard of community schools in Sierra Leone. The project will also involve the high participation of members of a particular community in which this library project is done; therefore both natural/local resources and physical labour will be provided by them.
Sponsors from the Kanga Schools Project are due in Freetown on December 6th-13th 2009. The main motive of their visit is to see how the beneficiaries from the project are making headway in terms of educational developmentÂ in the country.
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