November 9, 2015 By Samuel Ben Turay
The Sierra Leone Women Engineers (SLWE) Association has donated engineering text books to both the Annie Walsh Memorial Secondary School and the Government Technical Secondary School in Freetown.
During the presentation ceremony at the Sierra Leone Institute of Engineers Office in Freetown, the association’s President, Eng. Trudy Morgan said the donation was meant to help pupils, who are planning to become engineers to start getting the right skills that would help them to understand about the course.
“We are giving you these books to encourage you to become good female engineers. We want to see more women in the engineering profession in the near future,” she said.
She stated that the Sierra Leone Institute of Engineering was formed in 1970 with the aim of securing the advancement and facilitating the acquisition of knowledge, which constitute the acquisition of engineering in all its branches.
Madam Morgan assured of her organization’s determination and commitment to encouraging female students in the country to become professional engineers.
Also, SLWE’s Lauise Chayter noted that the books would serve as reference points for students in the furtherance of their courses in engineering.
She encouraged the students to make good use of the books by reading them at all times.
“The more you read the more you learn. Learning is a process, so we want you to start learning what we went through to become successful engineers today.”
She continued that engineering is all about creativity and expanding ones knowledge.
A teacher at the Annie Walsh Memorial School, Girilla Bangura, who received the books on behalf of his school, said reading the books would guide students how to go through the course.
He promised to ensure that more students benefit from the donation.
“The books are going to be used by these students and other students who will come after them,” said Bangura.
An SSS II pupil of the Annie Walsh Memorial School, Isatu Sesay said: “I am happy to read any book that is connected to engineering because I have decided to become an engineer. Let me thanked SLWE for providing these books for us.”