Five community primary schools in Kenema district have benefited from the supply of teaching and learning materials by the National Commission for Social Action (NaCSA).
The materials include registers, chalk, chalkboard, renovator paints, vanguards and handbooks were distributed by the NaCSA district coordinator Kenema district, Cecilia Sannoh.
Presenting the materials to the respective communities Mrs Sannoh appealed to the community to take Western education seriously as “it is a leading way to socio-economic development”. She said that government was doing its utmost to bring education to the door step of every Sierra Leonean, referring to the current supply of teaching and learning materials by NaCSA as an example.
She encouraged the people to prioritize girl-child education saying, “Educating a girl child means educating the community”, adding that NaCSA aimed to equip every community schools in the district with the basic learning and teaching materials.
The beneficiary communities include Ngelehun in Small Bo chiefdom, Golahun Vaama in Niawa chiefdom, Semberu in Gaura chiefdom, and Gooma in Simbaru chiefdom and Talia makaya in Nongowa chiefdom.
A teacher supervisor from the Ministry of Education Science and Technology Rebecca Moiwoh recalled how education had decline in the past and thanked the government for its effort.
She appealed to the community people to use the learning and teaching material judiciously in the best interest of the people.
The chairman of the Kenema District Council Education Committee Simeon Gauja said his council had as its priority the eradication of illiteracy among Sierra Leoneans and appealed to the community to cooperate with the council in its effort to enhance education development in the country.