Makeni, SIERRA LEONE – Some local and international staff of Street Child, an international NGO operating in Sierra Leone, UK and other parts of the globe on Tuesday met and discussed with stakeholders of the municipality of Makeni regarding this year’s Street Child Marathon.
The meeting according to Alusine Kanu, the local race director of Street Child Sierra Leone is the first of many preparatory meetings to be held between Street Child and key stakeholders of the North-eastern regional city of Makeni in their strides to host yet another grand edition of its annual charity marathon in Sierra Leone.
Mr. Kanu who chaired the short but very important meeting with key stakeholders that included representatives of the Sports Writers Association of Sierra Leone – (SWASAL) Northern region branch, Police and RSLAF as well as representatives of the Sierra Leone Red Cross Society, the Ministry of Basic and Senior Secondary School’s Physical and Health Education – (PHE) division in Bombali district. The Procurement Officer of the Makeni City Council, on behalf of Street Child, expressed the organization’s deepest appreciation to the media and others that have over time supported the annual charity activities of the Sierra Leone Marathon.
“We’re on course to also hold talks with officials of the Ministry of Sports to seek approval for us to host this year’s event in Makeni this April, but we’ve also thought it wise to meet and dialogue with you all first regarding the race since charity begins at home,” he added.
On their part the various key stakeholders expressed delight over street child’s move to hold preparatory meetings with them on behalf of their respective institutions and unanimously pledged to lend their support more than ever before to make this year’s Sierra Leone Marathon grand than the previous editions.
The engagement which was hosted at the Club House Restaurant and Bar on Magburaka road detailed some of the most pressing challenges of the past editions and unanimously did proffer possible solutions to avoiding sad reoccurrences of the past.
Street Child staff present at the meeting including Mr. Momodu Kargbo, the Head of Rural Education at Street Child Sierra Leone promised to cascade the meeting outcome to the top management of Street Child at home and abroad.
Snapshots and interactions among the attendees climaxed the preparatory meeting for the upcoming 11th edition of the Sierra Leone Marathon annually organized by Street Child with the intent to raise funds to support the implementation of their charity work in Sierra Leone. ARW/15/3/2023