Sierra Leone: 3O outstanding pupils of the Annie Walsh Memorial School in Freetown on Friday received radio sets for the ongoing Adonis Abboud Trust Fund- AATF “1 student 1 radio”.
AATF and Pikin Bizness Deputy project coordinator, Katimu Rogers explained that the campaign which was launched at the St Edwards Secondary school on Monday 26th April is to ensure that every pupil nationwide have a personal radio set.
“We are only providing radios for the five best pupils in the Junior Secondary and Senior Secondary school 1 to 3 level; as we have targeted 3O students per school. We’ve identified 24 schools nationwide for which we will be distributing radios to the best pupils.” Katimu appealed “now that we’ve launched this campaign we are calling other organizations to come on board in ensuring that pupils nationwide are privileged to have a radio set.”
Dr. Abboud said the ultimate goal of the AATF 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.”
“I’m really pleased receiving this radio set, it is going to help us in our educational pursuit,” remarked Salmata During an SS3 pupil, while Denicelia Nicol noted “I’ll be listening to the news and it will help broaden my horizon.”
The Annie Walsh Senior Secondary School’s principal Ophelia Morrison said that an average of 4 assessments were made and “we presented a list of the first five in every class.”
Radio is about companionship and the emotional connection with the listener. Radio broadcasts provide real-time information, and some that broadcast 24 hours a day, can provide the most recent updates to listeners … Radio is not just important for receiving of emergency announcements and communications during disasters.
Listening to the news helps you to distinguish truth from falsehoods. It can enhance pupils creativity. News would give pupils the leads to connect with remarkable people and events. OG/02/05/2021
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