Demonstrating its social responsibility by supporting students with academic prowess, one of Sierra Leone’s leading mobile phone networks- Tigo- on Friday awarded scholarships to ten students of the St Joseph’s Secondary School, aka Convent at Brookfields in Freetown. However 25 schools, both public and private, would benefit from the Tigo scholarship scheme and Convent is the first school that has received hers. The awardees are Julian Mahei, Esther Kamara, Fatmata Bono, Zephena Thomas, Kadiatu Bangura, Kemeh Kamara, Ramatu Jabbie, Monica Bangura, Isatu M Bah and Hassanatu Bah.
At the school’s hall most of the proud awardees were accompanied by their parents as they collected their scholarship packages which comprised three years’ fees, school materials and Tigo promotional items.
The acting principal, Sister Angela Bangura, said the scholarships would serve as motivation for other students. She however appealed that less fortunate student who had done well should also be taken into consideration.
Tigo’s media coordinator, Jariatu Bah, explained that “Brain for Tigo is an initiative to identify brains of Sierra Leone and give them the necessary support, so that they will make immense outputs in the development of the country”.