By Foday Moriba Conteh
In order to enhance the development of children in Sierra Leone, especially girls, Angel to Angel a non-profitable US based entity established by a group of visionary women with the avowed aim of providing educational opportunities for girls particularly in Sierra Leone and Africa in general on Sunday 19th January, 2020 undertook a one day capacity building training for children within the Freetown Municipality at Biz Bazaar in Freetown.
In his address to the beneficiaries, Angels to Angels National Coordinator, Saidu Sankoh, revealed that the one day capacity building training for girls was geared towards building the capacity of children. He lamented that there is a stereotypical belief in Sierra Leone that the girl child cannot fit into male dominated areas, but said with training such will help girls to believe in themselves.
He noted that during the training they also used the opportunity to educate both old and new beneficiaries with the avowed aim of educating them about the various packages Angels to Angels Sierra Leone have in store for them and to make sure that the new beneficiaries emulate the positive attitudes and hard work of old beneficiaries.
He noted that the organization is striving to help break the cycle of poverty through education which provides opportunities for a better future for girls further underscoring how they seek to empower girls by providing them with educational scholarships which they have been doing for the past years, adding that in this 2019/2020 academic year they will continue to extend more supports to girls across the country, through the support from the United States of America Board members.
He ended by admonishing parents to be aware of their roles and responsibilities towards the development of their children highlighting how they have pivotal roles to play towards the development of their children. In that regard he encouraged them to monitor their children.
Mariatu Conteh, a parent of one the beneficiaries expressed her deepest appreciation to the organization for awarding their children the scholarships, adding that such a gesture is really helping them and their children.
She assured the organization of their commitment as parents to ensure that they monitor their children and promised that they will make good use of the available opportunity.
She called on other humanitarian organizations to support Angels to Angels Sierra Leone as many other girls in Sierra Leone are really challenged in terms of accessing education but said with support they will continue to benefit from programmes or projects that the organization will be implementing.