Le 200 M Finnish educational boost to the girl child
A 40 foot container from Finland with approximately Le200 million worth of educational materials has been released on duty free concession by the Parliament of the Republic of Sierra Leone. (Photo: Kamara and Finnish scouts at Parade Field in Freetown)
These materials, according to the Country Coordinator of Children Crossing Cultures, Mr. Sorie Obai Kamara alias Obi-Phrase, are meant for boosting girl-child education in Yams Farm village in the Western Rural District.
Mr. Kamara who doubles as Director of Ripster Culture Foundation, also told this medium that they started off with awarding scholarships to hard working school girls in the Western Area in which they gave out hundreds of scholarships to deserving girls. He stated that twenty more girls will benefit this time round from the scholarship drive.
He disclosed that their Arts and Peace Primary School in Yams Farm (BILNAS International Primary School- Sierra Leone) is the main beneficiary of the just arrived educational materials.
He also disclosed that through AWOL-Finland in collaboration with Children Crossing Cultures and Ripster Culture Foundation, young football players in the country are going to benefit considerably from a laudable package they have brought to compliment the efforts of Government in developing soccer in the country.
Finnish artiste and soccer love, Madam Christe informed this press that she was motivated by the tales about abject poverty and deprivation in the country from Mr. Kamara and other people.
She said that they are here to work on the Yams Farm school project undertaken by Children Crossing Cultures.
She encouraged young footballers in the country to have self confidence, revealing that her son is a footballer in Finland.
By Ilyasa Baa
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