MFC donates learning materials to schools in Tonkolili
Mile 91, Sept. 25 (SLENA) – In order to promote education in the country, one of the leading agricultural companies in the country, Miro Forestry Company (MFC) has donated thirty-one million, eight hundred and sixty seven thousand Leone (Le31,867,000) worth of school learning materials to schools in Mile 91 and its environ as part of the company’s corporate social responsibility. Hon. Aron Koroma (left) making a statement during the presentation at Mile 91
Speaking during the donation, the company’s Planning and Admin Manager, Eric Buedi said the donation was part of their assistance to their area of operation, stressing that they as a company will continue to render assistance on yearly basis, saying they intend to build ten community centers in a chiefdom to actualize the community’s development aspirations.
He maintained that education will be their focus in order to transform the lives of people in these chiefdoms.
He noted that in the past years they have been giving scholarships to pupils but have now decided to provide school materials since government is offering scholarships to students. He called l on parents to send their children to school so that in the next ten years they would be employed to work in the company.
He pleaded with to teachers to handle the books with care especially text books which he said are very expensive.
He concluded by assuring that the company will continue their corporate social responsibility to the community.
In his keynote address, Hon. Aaron Aruna Koroma, thanked the Miro Company for the support to the chiefdoms they are working, noting that it was the first time to have such a company in his constituency and encouraged the company to do more and pleaded with community members to support the project.
He pleaded also with children from various schools to focus on their education especially the girl child, saying that if they are educated they would also work in the company because they are the hosts.
Madam Mary Jane Lansana, Procurement and Logistics Manager, Miro Company, said as a company they would continue to support the chiefdoms in their operational lines, pointing out that the trees will be used as electric poles and other furniture, but they are in the early stage of the operation, she stressed.
Madam Mary maintained that as a woman she wants to see more children educated especially the girl child. “I want to see the girl child taking active part in the development of the country.
One of the beneficiaries, Isatu Kamara, thanked the company for the gesture and promised on behalf of her colleagues that would put the learning materials in to good use as she said “education is the key to success”.
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