Windfall for Gbinti Schools
A-Scholars International, a non-profitable charity organization has donated school materials to primary and secondary school pupils in Gbinti, northern Sierra Leone. This group which is powered by Alim Kamara (in photo), a talented rapper, poet and storyteller also known as the “Seeking Scholar, a Sierra Leonean based in London, and his team first donated school items including books, pens, pencils, sharpeners, erasers, crayons, etc., to 286 pupils of the Sierra Leone Muslim Brotherhood and 273 pupils of Roman Catholic primary school. Alim has also doled out dictionaries, calculators, compasses, rulers and T-shirts to his compatriots in Gbinti.
In an exclusive interview with this press, Alim Kamara, who is born of Gbinti, said he has been thinking of a way to help the people in his homeland for quite a long time ago and he has therefore decided to use proceeds from his musical album sales, performances and shows to fund this donation. He intimated that, the gifts were handed directly to the kids themselves because sometimes when such gestures go through intermediaries he fears that they do not reach the beneficiaries. The Sierra Leonean musical icon revealed that the children where overwhelmed and interacted with his team even in the absence of their teachers.
Another member of the group Isha Koroma emphasized that the group is non-profit making and non-political. She said the next aim is to try to address some of the needs of deprived kids that lack access to learning materials and libraries.
They expressed gratitude to Chief Obai Wurie of Gbinti for accommodating them.
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