AID supports Free Quality Education
The Alliance for International Development (AFID) has thrown its unflinching support behind the government’s flagship Free Quality School Education Program.
Registered in the United Kingdom and Sierra Leone, AFID has been working over the years to ensure that quality education is promoted across the country.
The organization has announced the adoption of three community primary schools in the east of Freetown, who will be provided with educational support.
Twenty (20) NPSE pupils each from Amzim Community Primary School, Congo Water Community Islamic Primary School and the Missionary Church of Africa Primary School in Wellington and Calaba Town will be supported through mentorship and coaching, as well as social networking from AFID in order to achieve greater success.
According to the Founder and Chairman, Foday Ibrahim Kamara, the adoption of the aforementioned schools will be their own little support towards the free education program.
He disclosed that prizes will be presented to pupils that will emerge with the best National Primary School Examination (NPSE) result from each school.
Additionally, Mr. Kamara said they will work together with the school with the best NPSE result to write a project of expanding or refurbishing the school.
He called on the government to support and provide opportunity to community organizations like AFID in making sure that the bottlenecks in delivering quality education are removed.
According to him, they have been trying since 2015 to make inroads in order to replicate what they have learnt abroad to attain quality education.
“Our motto as an organization is to use skills and knowledge to challenge poverty. We use education to instill the skills in students to make sure they get what they want. The program we are launching today will be our first and we are targeting the NPSE pupils in the schools that we have decided to adopt going forward,” he stated.
He assured that his organization was committed to working with the schools if they delivered the required result.
“This will be a ten years program. We want to assure the pupils that we will mentor and coach them throughout the lifespan of the program. We will also work with parents and guardians to make sure beneficiaries of program study well and don’t engage in trading,” Mr. Kamara said.
Head Teacher of Amzin Community Primary School, Amanita S. Bangura, commended AFID for choosing her school and assured of working assiduously to complete their own part of the agreement.
Microfinance support will also be provided to parents of the best NPSE pupils.