Lovet Lahai, a Sierra Leonean living in Australia has donated school materials – ten dozen slates, thirty dozen pens and pencils, thirty eight dozen exercise books to Glorious Heritage Academy primary school in Moeba, east of Freetown.
Ms. Lahai said she returned to Sierra Leone to help poor people in the community access quality education, which she has passion for.
“This is not the first time I’m helping this school with learning materials as I believe that investing in education is the key to development,” she added.
She had decided to assist Heritage School because children are going through hard times to access basic learning materials, adding that she wants to improve the school from its current state to a better level, so as to promote and maintain the value of education in the country.
“I want to see the children grow into better citizens in this nation and it all about sacrifice. I am calling on all Sierra Leoneans living abroad to work together hand-in-hand and help the young ones achieve their goals,” she stated.
Saidu Musa Sesay, Head teacher at the school receive the items and asked her to continue the great work.
One of the beneficiaries, Ajame Deen Sesay, thanked the donor for what he described as the love and concern she has shown to the community.
He added that the donation manifests that they are not grappling with their challenges alone, as there are people out there thinking about them.