In their selfless effort to strengthen the Education Sector,- Salone club – based in the United States of America (USA) on Friday donated four drums of exercise books and 150,000 pens and pencils to two primary schools in Freetown.
The two schools which benefited from the gesture are Baptist Model Primary School in Kissy and Ahmadiyya Primary School in Kissy Brook.
Each school is to share the school materials equally, and they are the first Primary school to benefit from the club. The club had earlier donated computers to Fourah Bay College (FBC) and the Njala University College.
Presenting the school materials, Mr John Kandeh who represented the club, said that the decision of the club was purely based on objective criteria stipulated by members of the club, adding that the schools were unique to have satisfied such well thought-out criteria.
He added that, the club is exceedingly honored to extend our generosity to the pupils of your school as a way of contributing to our beloved country.
Mr Kandeh maintained that, the club admits that “the decision to choose these schools was not an easy one, considering that there are so many deserving schools that are equally qualified to receive these stationeries.
This he said is categorically, but emphatically clear, that these items are shipped strictly for the pupils (tomorrow’s leaders) of the two schools.
To the pupils, he said we (Salone club) sincerely love you folks and continuously pray that your future remains brighter so that you ultimately will make us, your parents and your beloved country proud.
In his appreciation the Head master of Ahmadiyya Primary school Ibrahim Conteh said that the school materials came in the time when his school was in dire need of learning materials.
The smiling headmaster promised that, he will ensure that the pupils benefit directly from these items and also make sure that the items are used in the proper way.
Mr Conteh said his school has 600 pupils and in distributing the items he will consider the girl child as a priority to attract them to come to school.
Peter S Gbondo the Headmaster of the Baptist Model Primary school said that he was lost for words to thank Salone club for their donations.
He noted that, his school is a creeping school with over 450 pupils, adding that his school is in need of infrastructures and that the school building is in dilapidated form.
Mr Gbondo disclosed that he had called on the past government for assistance but he did not succeed.
Because his school does not have enough space he had to limit the intake of pupils in the school, noting that his school has been doing very well in public exams.
He stated that he will talk to teachers to monitor these pupils to see how they are using these items.