ActionAid Sierra Leone, an international charity organization that works with women and girls living in poverty has donated reading and learning materials to pupils in Tonkoilili District in a bid to enhance their education and promote the Government’s free and quality education.
The support was through the perkin’s project titled ” improving access to quality education for children in Tonkolili district” which is operating in six primary and secondary schools in the district.
According to the project officer of the perkin’s project, Mr Sylvester Amara said the project is set for three years, and every quarter they organize a reading competition among the six schools they are operating to test the ability of the pupils to make them more competent and fit for the next class.
Mr Amara said in each school where the project is operating they established a reading cycle which in turn has helped them a lot in their academic pursuit.
He noted that pupils who were part of the project did well in the national primary schools’ examination.
” we will not claim all the glory but the reading cycle helped them a lot. And we want to see in the coming years for them to have more excellent results,” he explained.
Alpha Saheed Fofanah, a teacher and Ishaka Kamara class four pupils of the seventh day Adventist primary school Rosengbeh expressed appreciation to ActionAid for setting the pace as they stated that it was the first time for their school to take the lead. They said their positions in most of the reading competitions were second or third.
The competition which was held at the TDC primary school Matufulie showed different pupils, parents, and key stakeholders in Tonkolili district.
SDA primary school Rosengbeh took the first position which received a football kit, reading, and learning materials. Mca Masako took second, and also received reading and learning materials.
Each school that participated in the reading and learning competition took home souvenirs.
ActionAid is an international charity that works with women and girls living in poverty. They are dedicated to changing the world with women and girls focusing on ending violence and fighting poverty so that all women, everywhere, can create the future they want