In continuation of the Adonis Abboud Trust Fund (AATF) ‘1 radio 1 student’ campaign, which was launched at the St Edwards Secondary on Monday 26 April, the honorary Paramount Chief of Upper Bambara Chiefdom, Dr. Adonis Abboud on Wednesday 28 April, 2021 presented 50 radio sets to 50 outstanding pupils at the Patricia Kabbah Memorial Secondary School in Goderich and another 50 radio sets to pupils at the Sengbe Pieh Memorial Secondary School in Hamilton, at the west-end peninsular of Freetown. Yesterday Thursday 29 April and other set of 50 radios were also presented to pupils at the Vine Memorial Congo Cross.
Addressing the pupils, chairman of Pikin Bizness Dr. Abboud explained the ultimate goal is to give a radio set to 700 pupils nationwide. Adding, that so far the best pupils in four schools have received radio sets. “There are 24 schools waiting to see us and to receive this gadget,” adding that they are hoping other organizations will join the bandwagon in ensuring that every pupil nationwide have a radio.
“Why are we doing this we want to link the pupils to the outside world so that they would be abreast with current affairs both local and international news.” Further adding that the radio will grow pupils interest in various areas like sports, politics, science, fashion and entertainment.
Pikin Bizness Project Coordinator, Ms Katimu Christina Rogers said at the end of every month recipients of the radio sets are expected to give feedback by writing not more than 50 words comment on the impact of the radio in their academic and social well being.
Vine Memorial Head Girl, Regina Turay expressed her delight and appreciation on behalf of the pupils. She explained that the radio is going to help them a lot in their studies. “there is this radio learning program where we can tune in and learn several subjects without the aid of teachers; this will help us in performing better in our exams.”
The ATF aids education and community development. The foundation has been providing trophy and cash prizes to excelling students graduating from the university.
Our ambition is to ensure that every student in Sierra Leone has a radio set.