As a way of contributing to capacity building in tertiary institutions a group of well meaning Sierra Leoneans have donated over 100 text books in various disciplines to the school of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences University of Sierra Leone.
The books which comprise of diverse disciplines in science and technology were donated by the home initiative organization which comprises of Sierra Leoneans namely: Gloria Betts, Hazel Bowen Wright, Umaru Kebbay, Ahmed Koroma, Ibrahim Koroma, Jennifer Sawyer, Kara Speights Dunstan, Elizabeth Toure and Monica West Carter.
The donation was made in collaboration with the Sierra Leone Association of Merry Mack (SLAM).
In a similar development, a reasonable amount of cash was donated to some deserving students from the School of Medicine – Jatu Abdulai and Kadiatu Conteh; School of Nursing or Cottage: Sia A. Nyuma and Sia A. Tengbe; Fourah Bay College, Christopher Vandi and MMCET: Ishmail Kabba.
Appreciating the gesture on behalf of the Faculty of Nursing in the College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences University of Sierra Leone the Dean of the Faculty Dr. Joseph Edem-Hotal commended the efforts of the benefactors in considering them in the area of capacity building with the provision of learning materials and some financial assistance towards deserving students.
He pleaded for more support from well wishers as they appreciated the books in computing, but would appreciate it more if they provide them with gadgets like computers and other equipments to be able to link with the rest of global community.
Other members of staff expressed profound gratitude for the gesture and also appealed to other Sierra Leoneans at home and abroad to emulate their compatriots in helping to develop the human resource base of the country.
As they put it, “nursing is not only limited to curative but could be extended to other vital areas.”
One of the benefactors Rev. Betts prayed for those in favourable situation to consider those in need for the progress of the country.