June 22, By Sahr Morris Jnr
Sierra Leonean philanthropist who is based in Norway, Alton Bendu, has completed a 41 miles bicycle race at the Oslo Greatest Strength Test to support rural girls in Sierra Leone.
The yearly event brought together over five thousand people from respective establishments with Atea alone sending around six hundred of its workers to compete in a race involving people from different backgrounds and expectations.
To demonstrate his zest to helping poor rural girls while sustaining a sprain in the knee and back, the 53-Year-old Bendu finished the race in 3 hrs to earn medal to proceed with the Prosperity Girls High School Project which supports poor girls.
According to Bendu, he decided to be part of the event in order to attract help from Atea IT Company, which, he said has always been around.
“This move is one among many other activities I have taken part of to help the poor and the neglect back home,” he said.
Bendu is a former Norwegian heavyweight boxer, who has also donated thousands of sporting gears to the Sierra Leone Karate Federation, Sierra Leone Judo Association, the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Force Boxing Team and the Sierra Leone Boxing Association.