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Sierra Leone News: SLWT hands over school materials to 50 orphans

Members of SLWT & Some of the children displaying their bags

Members of SLWT & Some of the children displaying their bags

The Sierra Leone War Trust (SLWT) a charitable organizations over the weekend handed over school going materials to fifty ebola orphans in Waterloo.
Established in April 1999 by seven Sierra Leoneans, then in the United Kingdom, who decided to come together by the creation of SLWT to give support to children that were affected by the war.
According to the Chairperson and Co- Founder of SLWT Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr, they first worked with internally displaced children, then they extended to a community in Bombali where a school was built, wells dug and encouraged and supported the people to do agriculture.
She added that they have also provided scholarships to girls at the FAWE schools but who are now in different secondary schools in the country and that they also support disadvantaged girls in schools.
At Waterloo where it was badly heated by ebola, there are one hundred and eight three orphans, there the Co-Founder said they decide to support 50 children that are between the ages of five and below.
On the support to the fifty ebola orphans, Aki- Sawyerr maintained that “is the closest to our hearts,” as they have love for children and have been supporting the kids from March 2015, providing them with food, medical and other support.
For those who have reached school going age she said, SLWT has been paying school fees, bags, books, shoes and sock and a continued support to their relatives. Raising funds for support to the kids, Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr said the do this through their Jazz night, sponsored run and also personal donation.
The Project Manager Mrs. Marion Morgan said children also have ambition but this could only be achieved if they are supported by people to help them study. She called on the parents to take good care of the children especially the girls.
A Trustee Ms. Trudy Morgan in her speech said they do not only want to donate because they have the money to do so but they believe that children are important and they also believe in education.
She said if the children are educated they can become lawyers, mayors, accountants, and doctors. Calling on the parents to take good care of the kids and that they should not be sent into the streets for trading she added that they should use the items for its intended purpose.
Morgan said SLWT exists because they believe that it is only Sierra Leoneans that will promote and develop the country.
Monday September 26, 2016

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