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Sierra Leone News: TAS Stores give back to farmer’s children

240 pupils in primary and secondary schools in the eastern region are currently benefiting from a scholarship scheme doled out by TAS Stores at 227 Hangha Road in Kenema. One hundred of the scholarships were presented to children of cocoa and coffee farmers in Tunkia and Gaura chiefdoms in Kenema district at the Joru court bari in Gaura chiefdom.
Mohamed Kallon, a parent from Magbema in Gaura chiefdom, said his 16-year old daughter Fatmata Kallon of Ahmadiyya Secondary School is one of the beneficiaries. He said the name Tas Stores is a household name. He assured Tas Stores they will continue guiding their children while at school making use of the opportunity.
The Paramount Chief of Gaura chiefdom, Sama Bunduka, cautioned the children not to misuse the opportunity as most parents find it very difficult to provide education for their children and he described TAS Stores as a blessing for coming to their aid in providing educational support for their children which he described as a movement in the right direction.
The Chief Executive Officer TAS Stores, Amin A. Skaikay, disclosed that as a business entity they have been operating for the past 20 years. He said TAS Stores have been giving out scholarships of yearly tuition fees and other supports to deserving pupils in their operational chiefdoms.
Amin Skaikay further revealed that 50 scholarships have been given to pupils in the four chiefdoms in Kailahun district and 50 to another four chiefdoms Kono district, 100 to pupils in Gaura and Tunkia and others chiefdoms in Kenema district another 40 scholarships to pupils of TAS Store core staff.
SM/16/12/17
By Saffa B. Moriba
Monday December 18, 2017.

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