June 17, 2016 By Memunatu Bangura
In commemorating this year’s Day of the African Child on 16 June, Mama T Trust Foundation yesterday provided food and drinks to ten (10) primary and secondary schools, including the National School for the Blind and Deaf, in Freetown.
According to the trustee of the foundation, Norah Onikeh Thomas, the feeding was done in honour of their late mother, Adjie Harriette Thomas Lamin Joque, who used to feed pupils of the Prince of Wales School.
She said the foundation decided to undertake the feeding on the Day of the African Child because they wanted to celebrate with children in a bid to make them feel at home.
Ms. Thomas urged pupils of the various schools to pay great attention to their academic work and become role models in society.
“We are doing this because we want to continue what our mother was doing when she was alive. We will not relent because we want to associate ourselves with children, especially the vulnerable ones,” she stated.
Principal of the National School for the Blind, Salieu Turay, expressed appreciation for the gesture and stated that the feeding support shows that the foundation and other well-meaning Sierra Leoneans were thinking about the blind.
He called on the Trust to continue helping the school for the blind, especially in the area of providing learning materials.
Representatives from the various schools expressed appreciation to members of the foundation and urged other organisations and individuals to emulate their good work.