As a way of complementing the government’s free quality education under the New Direction, Africell – Sierra Leone has started providing necessary school materials to class six pupils in the southern and eastern regions of the country, ahead of the National Primary School Examination (NPSE).
According to the company’s Head of Event and Sponsorship, Abdul Aziz Kamara, the reason for their support is because of the objectives of the New Direction government to provide free, quality education to vulnerable and school going children, to help them gain better education.
Mr. Kamara went on to state that during the official launch of the free, quality pre-primary, primary and secondary education for government and government-assisted schools, President Bio used the opportunity to call on all Sierra Leoneans to support the initiative, noting that the introduction of the government’s flagship programme marked the beginning of free quality education in Sierra Leone and one that is centered on developing human resource.
He said Africell therefore thought it fit to give their support because educating a child is an important investment for national development, and is the foundation of moral regeneration, as well as a strong pillar for industrial development. He added that without quality education no nation can get the requisite manpower for socio-economic development.
He maintained that the company is well-known for its support to the grassroots and needy Sierra Leoneans, adding: “We feel elated over the chance to once again make a difference in the lives of disadvantaged children who the company believes have potentials irrespective of their situation and backgrounds.”
Abdul Aziz Kamara reiterated that Africell is the dominant supporter of developmental activities in the country, including education, and sporting activities by helping the government in its nation-building drives.