Ten war-affected female students were presented with one year scholarship each from the West African Youth Network in collaboration with Body Lab Art Foundation at their 30 Wellington Street office in Freetown.
The beneficiaries are Adama Bangura Bsc Engineering –Fourah Bay College, Adama Bangura BA Business Administration –St. Clements University, Asie A. Campbell Bsc Hons Information Systems Institute of Public Administration and Management (IPAM), Margaret K. Ellie Bsc Hons Environmental Science –Njala University, Mariatu Jabbie Diploma Computer Science – Milton Margai College, Esther M.K. Koineh Bsc Hons Environmental and Development –Njala University, Hulda B. Paul BA Business Administration –St. Clements University, Zainab A. Sesay BA History –Fourah Bay College, Ruth K.B. Sesay Teachers’ Certificate- FTC and Yvonne Spencer Bsc Hon Business Administration.
Speaking during the presentation ceremony the Liberian regional director of the West African Youth Network, Richelieu Allison, gave a brief history of the organization.
He said it started in Liberia during the war for tertiary education for women affected by the war under a project called “women see lots of things” which was funded by the Body Lab Foundation.
Mr Allison added that the project was 50million Leones and that payment of school fees would be done by the implementing partner WAYN to the various collages.
He stated that official receipts and students’ report cards would be monitored for their performances.
The chairman of the presentation ceremony, Mohammed Kanneh, commended the funding agency and the scholarship beneficiaries and encouraged them to set the brightest example for others to emulate.