October 9, 2017 By Emmanuel Okyne
The Rotary Club of Freetown Sunset has on Friday, 6th October, 2017, awarded scholarships to 14 deserving pupils at the REC Primary, Russel village in the Western Rural.
The award ceremony, which took place at the school grounds attracted parents, teachers, members of the Rotary club, and pupils of the REC Primary School.
President of Rotary Club, Miata French, said they were delighted to helping deserving pupils, who have worked very hard during the last academic year.
She said the club has over the years supported the school with furniture, adding that they decided to help the community because it is deprived.
Madam French said the scholarships were awarded to pupils who took first and second positions in their respective classes, noting that the deserving pupils received exercise books, school bags, three uniforms each, a pair of shoe each, geometry set, pencils, pens, and tuition fees for the academic year.
Madam French urged the beneficiary pupils to take their school work very serious, thus encouraging them to study hard as they may be lucky for the next scholarship scheme.
The club also provided Le 600,000 each, to four former best pupils of the school, who wrote the National Primary School Examinations in the 2017 / 2018 academic year.
While addressing beneficiaries, the president promised that they would equip the school with a school library and textbooks in the near future.
Madan French appealed to parents that they should make use of the support they received to take care of the children and encourage them to be educated ,noting that the club would be monitoring the progress of recipients.
Head Teacher of the school, Mariatu Bangura, heaped praises on Rotarian members for the thought they had in helping pupils of the school.
She said the scholarships came at the right time, during the start of the school year, adding that the award of scholarship to pupils would motivate them to work very hard.
Madam Bangura encouraged parents to be assisting their children with their school works, as they have more contact hours at home.
One of the parents of the beneficiaries, Salifou Kamara, thanked the Rotarians for their timely intervention, noting that things were hard and that the money would be used solely to educate her daughter.