In a bid to complement government and its school feeding program, the Tenneh Gooding Children’s Foundation on Friday 12th February 2021 embarked on a school feeding program at the Kanikay community in Cline Town, Freetown.
The foundation gave food and drinks to more than 100 children that were randomly selected from various schools in the community. The feeding took place at the Elementary Preparatory Primary School, Cline Town.
The feeding program targeted many schools across the community, including Saint Teresa Primary School, Sierra Leone Muslim Brotherhood, Rozain Primary School, Federation Primary School, among others.
Zainab I. Bangura, a pupil of the Saint Teresa Primary School, revealed that she eats once a day at home, and mostly at night. Bangura said she sleeps at school, for she hardly has enough food to eat to enhance her capability.
Fatmata F. Kamara, a class 4 pupil of the Sierra Leone Muslim Brotherhood Primary School (SLMB), disclosed that she eats twice a day at home. She was excited while eating the meal, and thanked the foundation saying she looks forward to other gestures.
Abibatu Kamara, a parent of two children, commended the foundation for what she described as “a good work done.”
Kamara, a widow who struggles to feed her children, said she looks forward to seeing gestures of such kind.
Proprietor, Elementary Preparatory Primary School, Abass Kamara commended the foundation for what he described as “a kind gesture” to his school, which hosts over 40 pupils.
Kamara’s school is in bad shape, with no toilet facility and poor quality furniture. Members of staff complained about what they described as “a pittance from the proprietor as salary.”
Alex Holima George, Chairman, Tenneh Gooding Children’s Foundation, said the foundation has been in existence for a couple of years, and disclosed that its activities are being funded by a lady called Tenneh Gooding.
George said the foundation looks forward to partnering with government and other organisations to feed children across the country.
“We do not only provide food for children, but educational materials as well,” he said.