Five secondary schools in the township of Makeni have received sporting kits from ENWAGS, a local non-governmental organisation for sports.
The schools that benefited from sporting kits included Fawe Junior secondary school, Birch Memorial, Benevolent Islamic, Ansarul Islamic and Mateboi Community Junior secondary school.
Speaking at the ceremony, the chief executive officer of the organisation, Jacqueline Hope, explained the significant role played by sport to individuals especially girls.
She noted that ENWAGS believed in gender equality, adding that gone were the days in which men continued to establish their dominance in sport over women.
She added that her organisation was established to empower women in sport and believed that such donation would go a long way in helping women and male counterparts to effectively participate in sporting activities.
Jacqueline Hope appealed to the students to take sports seriously in school as it would help to build confidence in them.
She paid tribute to KITAD, a United Kingtom charity organisation, which she said provided the equipment to her organisation and LEOCEM who partnered with ENWAGS to assist in the distribution of the equipment throughout the country.
In response Sarah Bangura, the principal of FAWE Junior Secondary School in Makeni, thanked Jacqueline Hope for the gesture on behalf of her institution.
She noted that such donation would go a long way to encourage her pupils to participate in sports.
She said before now, many girls had shied away in sports but she believed with such donation more women would now see the reason to participate in the game.
The items donated included sets of complete of football jerseys, two match balls and cones to each of the five secondary schools