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Airtel sponsors inter-school competition

Airtel sponsors inter-school competition

Leading mobile company in the country, Airtel, has sponsored the Bright Light Ministries School Clubs on their third inter school competition which will take place on Saturday 6th at the British Council auditorium.  Speaking to Journalists in a press conference held at Airtel’s headquarters’ office at Hill Station, Corporate Affairs Manager, June Rose Johnson, said their sponsorship is of a good part and shows a strong commitment in their corporate social responsibility as education is a strong key.

The Chief Executive Officer of the Bright Light Ministries inter-school reading and comprehension competition, Louise Chaytor, said the organization is a Christian setup which started in 2006 as a church. “Bright Light Ministries is engaged in solving family problems education and so on. Our focus is to encourage students to speak and write English well,” she stated.  Madam Chaytor also revealed that nine schools participated in last year’s competition, pointing Airtel is their major sponsor with whom they are very pleased. The grand prize, she informed, is Le1 million.  Madam Chaytor expressed her gratitude to Airtel for sponsoring them for over 3 years now.

Commercial Director of Airtel, Keith Tukei, said that Airtel will continue to touch the lives of Sierra Leoneans by promoting education. “Education is a partnership to which Airtel is committed,”Keith revealed. He reaffirmed Airtel’s commitment to a lasting partnership with the Bright Light Ministries.

A senior lecturer of Fourah Bay College, Mrs. Gloria Palmer, will be serving as one of the judges for the competition. Mrs. Palmer said that she is delighted in supporting Bright Light Ministries school clubs in brightening the English Language of students. She highlighted that correct pronunciation in reading will be noted and students must read comfortably without mistakes. Mrs. Palmer commended Mrs. Chaytor for organizing such a brilliant competition.

Patricia Sankoh who won last year’s competition said in her testimony that she is now furthering her education as she used the money to pay part of her CAT fees. She expressed thanks to Airtel for considering education as a vital factor in the country.

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