By Maddieu A. A. T. Kabbah
The All Works of Life (AWOL) on Saturday, June 16 feted thousands of Sierra Leone children throughout the country and also presented scholarships and learning materials to them in order to help them access education.
In Freetown hundreds of children gathered at the National Stadium swimming pool to commemorate the Day of the African Child.
Speaking at the programme, Mr. Anthony Navo Jr. Chairman of AWOL who also doubles as Youth Ambassador, said the children of this country play a vital role in nation building, noting that they thought it fit to help children to access education as way of empowering them for the future.
Ambassador Navo also stated that AWOL is not all about awarding and recognizing remarkable Sierra Leoneans but also to help the young ones by giving them educational materials.
“As an Ambassador I have the passion for young people and especially our children who AWOL believes are the only investment that will transform this country into a paradise, which is why this year we decided to go round the country to interact with them and have fun with them because they are very important to this country,” he explained.
The celebration was also held at the Brima Attouga Stadium in Freetown where the Vice Chairman, Ms. Yabome Lansana said the feeding and awards for children plays a very significant role in the lives of the children.
Thousands of children in Makeni marched through the streets of the township as part of the celebrations where the immediate past Chairman of AWOL, Honorable Chernor Bah said the children of Makeni demonstrated that they are the future of the country.
He stated that the theme of this year’s observance, “Our children, our future, and our survival,” was very thoughtful and must be embraced by all well meaning Sierra Leoneans.
Similar programmes were held in Bo, Moyamba, Kono, Pepel, Pujehun, Lungi, Bumbumna, Moyamba and Masiaka.