Angels to Angels Doles out Radio Sets &Facemasks to Girls in Examination Classes

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By Foday Moriba Conteh

As part of their contributions towards the development of the Girl Child in the country and in order to complement the Government’s Free Quality Education Initiative, Angels to Angels-Sierra Leone (A2A) a U.S based non-profitable organization initiated by a group of visionary women with the aim of improving educational opportunity for girls in Sierra Leone, has on Saturday 1st August, 2020 donated Radio sets and Facemasks to 35 Girls who are examination candidates (NPSE, BECE, WASSCE) within the Freetown Municipality. The donation took place at Biz Bazaar in the East End of Freetown.

Speaking during the ceremony, National Coordinator of Angels to Angels, Saidu Sankoh, revealed that the donation of the radio sets and facemasks to these girls was geared towards supporting them to benefit from the Government Radio Teaching program which was instituted by the Government with technical support from UNFPA as a direct response to the COVID-19 outbreak which led to the closure of schools.

He said as an organization, working in the interest of the Girl Child, they thought it fit to make the donation of radio sets on behalf of their Founder and the Board members of the organization furthering how they are doing so with the strong belief that such could be helpful to the children especially at this decisive moment.

He revealed that many children in Sierra Leone are not benefiting from the Radio Teaching Program because they don’t have access to radio sets adding that with these radio sets they can now benefit from the Radio Teaching Programme which will prepare them for their examinations.

Saidu Sankoh disclosed that as the country is still battling with the coronavirus they are also donating facemasks to these girls in order to prevent themselves from contracting COVID-19.

He urged them to make good use of these radio sets further admonishing them to adhere to all the precautionary measures that the Government and its partners have put in place also underscoring that it is only when strict adherence is maintained that we could stay safe.

Moseray Beahbum, a SSS 3 pupil of St. Joseph Secondary School, who happens to be one of the beneficiaries, showered praises on Angels to Angels for the kind gesture which she described as a timely intervention as they are currently preparing for their eternal examinations.

She admonished other pupils to see this as an opportunity in order to benefit for the Radio Teaching Program.

Moseray also encouraged them to use the facemasks in order to prevent themselves and their families from contacting COVID-19 and also adhere to all the precautionary measures that the Government and its partners have put in place in order to curtail the spared of COVID-19.

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