July 6, 2015 By Jariatu S. Bangura
In its efforts to help less privileged pupils achieve their education dreams, the Rotary Club of Freetown last Friday awarded scholarship to 22 pupils from various schools across Freetown.
The beneficiary schools are Albert Academy, Annie Walsh Memorial School, Vine Memorial, Methodist Girls’ High School, Ahmadiyya Muslim School, Prince of Wales, and St. Joseph’s Secondary, school among others.
Speaking during the award ceremony, President of Rotary Club Freetown, Emmanuel Nimo Assamany, congratulated the pupils for their hard work in pursuing their education.
He observed that education was the key to success and that their motive was to help the needy children whose parents cannot afford to pay their school fees.
“We have been supportive of these pupils for five years now from JSS2 to SSS3. We gave them a cheque of Le500,000 each,” said Mr. Assamany. “We usually meet with the Principals on the issue of children who do not have support for their education, especially the less privileged ones who have lost their parents or whose parents cannot afford to pay their fees, despite being brilliant and willing to continue with their education. Our help only stops in Freetown but we are hoping to extend it to the provinces.”
He admonished the pupils to continue to work hard and make good use of the opportunity afforded them.
Speaking on behalf of the beneficiaries, Alim Jalloh commended the Club for giving them the opportunity to continue with their education.
He implored his colleagues to take advantage of the privilege given them.