Leocem donates scholarships to 200 Secondary and university students

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The Mercy International Nurses Association Based in New Jersey USA has donated medical kits worth millions of dollars to the Connaught children’s ward in Freetown.  The Mercy International Nurses Association USA donation includes blood pressure machines, crutches, wheel chairs, medical linens, hand sanitizers, and two plasma television set. The children’s ward was also decorated. The Rev. Dr. Kellie Kolleh Samura said the donation was to show their Christian beliefs of loving and caring for one another in the time of need. He said they as Patriotic Sierra Leoneans need to showcase what they can do for their beloved nation especially in the health sector. Rev Dr. Samura said they want to establish a branch in Sierra Leone to carryout intensive operation within the health sector and also in Education.  He told the management of the Connaught Hospital that the medical kits are for the patients and that they should uphold the partnership towards improving the health sector especially for the benefit of children. Rev. Dr. Kellvie Kolleh Samura pointed out that they have a scheme of scholarship with the Mercy International Nurses Association USA, in supporting 50 needy children in Sierra Leone.  Receiving the items, the Matron of Connaught Hospital Isatu Kamara said the Medical kits will be well utilized and called on the Mercy International Nurses Association USA to continue their support towards the hospital. A parent Memunatu Conteh extended thanks and appreciation to the Mercy International Nurses Association USA for making the ward healthy for the children.  Mercy International Nurses Association USA organisation is made up of Sierra Leoneans Working as professional nurses in the United States of America with the humanitarian heart of developing and supporting the country's health activities.

 

The Mercy International Nurses Association Based in New Jersey USA has donated medical kits worth millions of dollars to the Connaught children’s ward in Freetown. The Mercy International Nurses Association USA donation includes blood pressure machines, crutches, wheel chairs, medical linens, hand sanitizers, and two plasma television set. The children’s ward was also decorated. The Rev. Dr. Kellie Kolleh Samura said the donation was to show their Christian beliefs of loving and caring for one another in the time of need. He said they as Patriotic Sierra Leoneans need to showcase what they can do for their beloved nation especially in the health sector. Rev Dr. Samura said they want to establish a branch in Sierra Leone to carryout intensive operation within the health sector and also in Education. He told the management of the Connaught Hospital that the medical kits are for the patients and that they should uphold the partnership towards improving the health sector especially for the benefit of children. Rev. Dr. Kellvie Kolleh Samura pointed out that they have a scheme of scholarship with the Mercy International Nurses Association USA, in supporting 50 needy children in Sierra Leone. Receiving the items, the Matron of Connaught Hospital Isatu Kamara said the Medical kits will be well utilized and called on the Mercy International Nurses Association USA to continue their support towards the hospital. A parent Memunatu Conteh extended thanks and appreciation to the Mercy International Nurses Association USA for making the ward healthy for the children. Mercy International Nurses Association USA organisation is made up of Sierra Leoneans Working as professional nurses in the United States of America with the humanitarian heart of developing and supporting the country's health activities.

Two Hundred Secondary and university students have received scholarships from the management of Leocem Company through their member of parliament of constituency 103 Hon Rosaline Jariatu Smith and team as assistance in their educational pursuit. The venture is a community development action plan of Leocem in the operational area of the company. The Management of Leocem Company presented the scholarships and school furniture at the Bishop Crowther Memorial Hall, Cline Town.

The Member of Parliament of Constituency 103 Hon Rosaline Jariatu Smith said this is the first time her constituency is undertaking such a project. According to her the Leocem Company used to offer only thirty scholarships in the past but with their hard work they have increased it to two Hundred.

She said that the project costs Two Hundred and Forty Five million Leones covering the scholarship scheme, the school furniture and the safe drinking water.

A representative of ACC Nabila Musa Kamara described the transparency and accountability shown by Hon Smith and team as exceptional. He called on other people in position of trust in various capacities to emulate the team by reporting to their people they represent.

He encouraged the Kanikay residents to protect the assets of Leocem and urged all Sierra Leoneans to report any suspected corrupt practices in their community.

The Leocem Managing Director Anne Johannsen appreciated the Kanikay community for allowing the company to operate in the area. He assured the people of their continued support to the community. He said if the company is to develop, its needs the support of the community by acquiring the required leadership skills. He pointed out the role played by the community to contain the Ebola virus and during the flooding last year; urging them to form sub-committees that will express their felt needs.

The area Chief Pa Alimamy Conteh requested for a community centre. Councillor Ayo Bangura urged the students especially the girls to take their school work seriously.

A representative of the Environment Protection Agency Mohamed Kamara said that they pioneered the project assuring the community that all companies operating in the area will copy from the Leocem company.

 

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