The Director of Community Empowerment for Rural Development (CEDFORD), Mr. Moses Ogendeh Kamara, has said that he is committed to continue promoting education and youth empowerment in deprived rural communities in fulfillment of the Government’s Agenda for Change, while revealing that his organization has supported about 1,200 students through the access and retention project by providing seven years scholarship to the students with facilities that include uniforms, tuition fees and learning materials.
In an exclusive interview with this paper, he stated that they have thematic areas of focus in the areas of education, skills training, youth empowerment through savings schemes and girls mentoring in Bombali, Port Loko and Kambia Districts.
Mr. Moses Ogendeh Kamara also disclosed that ninety three schools are currently benefiting from their organisation in Northern Sierra Leone.
He also explained that they are also creating village loans and savings schemes in rural communities, and also promoting small and medium enterprises to compete within the local market through transformations.
He maintained that he is willing to support and promote development across the country depending on the availability of funding from their development partners.
He said that even though he is not a politician, he is willing to serve his country in any capacity that he may find himself.