A Non Governmental Organization (NGO) Student Partnership Worldwide (SPW) has ended a two day workshop for Principals, links teachers and community heads and officials at the Lanbayama motel at 2 Aruna street in Kenema city.
Earlier at the opening session, the coordinator of SPW Mohamed Jalloh says the aim of the workshop is to solicit reciprocal updates on their programmed activities and identify their successes and challenges. Jalloh says after years of activities in the country, the communities where SPW is operating now know the value of their job.
Jalloh disclosed that the programme has succeeded in promoting the social activities of students and their living standards in there areas of operation. He appealed to community people to support the activities of SPW especially in the reproductive programme for girl child.
He said during the war there were a lot of violence cases involving young people at schools and other learning institutions through out the country, but with the timely intervention of SPW in certain institutions and chiefdoms they have succeeded in minimizing violence in the institutions.
In his statement the Deputy Director of Education east (DDE) John Amara Swaray says Sierra Leone is known for producing rough diamonds which are sent overseas for polishing before acquiring its real value so he says are children.
He therefore called on parents to help polish their children for a better future price. Mr. Swaray pledged his ministry’s support for SPW programs which he described as advantageous to the nation. He encouraged all and sundry to send their children to school and to fully support them during the learning process.