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Sierra Leone Foundation Donates Books to COMAHS
By Dauda Koroma
Sep 23, 2010, 09:55

The Sierra Leone foundation (SLF) a registered charitable organization in the United Kingdom has donated a consignment of medical text books worth about Le.10m (Ten Million Leones) to the College of medicine and Allied Health Sciences (COMAHS), University of Sierra Leone.

Presenting the consignment on the foundationís behalf, the administrative director Mr. Shebora Kamara disclosed that the good will gesture was in line with the organisationís objectives of supporting educational programmes in the country. He said since the inception of their operations in the country in July 2005, Sierra Leone Foundation has been engaged in promoting community driven projects aimed at salvaging the needy.¬†

He cited many instances where the Foundation had intervened in the past to promote education.¬† ďIn 2008 we supported the Ahmadiyya Muslim and Roman Catholic Primary Schools both in Rokupr, Kambia District in the northern region. He reassured the gathering that the Foundation would continue to support the country in its development drive.

Receiving the text books on behalf of COMAHS, the acting registrar Mr. Sylvanus Kpaka expressed thanks and appreciation to the Sierra Leone foundation for their patriotic gesture. He noted that the gesture was timely given as according to him one of the major constraints facing medical students was the lack of adequate and appropriate text books for the various courses offered by the University.  He said now that the university library was nearing completion, the administration needed to secure more text books and other medical journals for use by students and lecturers alike.

While describing the gesture as gratifying, the acting registrar called on the Foundation to lend more support to the college especially with computers and accessories and other modern teaching aids. On behalf of college administration and the students, he assured the Foundation that the text books would be regarded as their treasure and adequately utilized by students, lecturer as well as visiting researchers.

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