Cluff Gold romances with Baomahun Children on Day of African Child
Cluff Gold Sierra Leone with operations at Baomahun in the Valunia Chiefdom Bo District has romanced with thousands of school children on the Day of the African Child by providing them with food, drinks and learning materials. (Photo: Cluff Gold staff flanked by teachers during the school feeding program on Day of African Child at Baomahun)
The Country Manager Alusine Jalloh said children are the future of Sierra Leone. We lost a whole generation of, especially our young population, because they could not go to school for nearly a decade during the war. These people he said are now adults with little or no skills and education.
Cluff Gold Mr. Jalloh said is trying, in its own small way, to address this societal problem that is afflicting our young generation by supporting children in their operational areas to gain at least minimum education.
Mr. Jalloh stated that Food, drinks and educational material were provided and topics on the significance of the “Day of the African Child” were also discussed to make the children aware that children in other parts of Africa, especially South Africa, had to die brutally before people could recognize that quality education is a right and not a privilege for children.
He also said that Cluff Gold intend to continue a scholarship program for 125 Secondary School pupils in the Valunia Chiefdom depending on good academic performance of the children after their exams.
The Country Manager of Cluff Gold added that the company recently approved the construction of a school at Kortuhun that was collapsing because it did not have a roof and the walls were tumbling due to the rains.
He added that Cluff Gold has also approved the construction of a three room block for Baomahun Community School and also funding a blind student who hails from Valunia at N’jala University.
The Community Liaison Officer for Cluff Gold Sierra Leone Aisha Koroma while explaining the significance of the Day of African Child implored the children to take their studies seriously to enable them becomes useful citizens in society.
The Administrative Officer of Cluff Gold Clifford Pat-Nelly properly explained about the activities of the company at Baomahun and encouraged parents to also send their kids to school.
The Headmaster of the Ahmadiyya Community Primary School Joseph Kowa expressed profound thanks and appreciation to Cluff Gold for their continued support towards children in schools by providing them with learning materials and for also rehabilitating schools in the chiefdom.
A class four pupil of the school Mariama Kpaka on behalf of her colleagues commended Cluff Gold for their support and appealed for more scholarship programs for primary schools.
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