From Awareness Times Newspaper in Freetown

Local News
In Sierra Leone, Ultra Modern Hope Center for Jui Community
By Aruna Turay
Oct 13, 2010, 17:51

Jui, a community located in the Western Rural District of Sierra Leone has benefited from an ultra modern multi-purpose building known as the “Hope Center,” constructed by various academic institutions and faith-based groups such as the Global Connection Partnership Network (GCPN), The University of Texas at Arlington (The Africa Program), College of Nursing, School of Social Work, and College of Engineering), Buckner International, First Baptist Church of Arlington, Louis Herrington School of Nursing at Baylor University, The Evangelical College of Theology in Sierra Leone, Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone.


Launching the center over the weekend at the Jui Community the Director for the African Program University of Texas at Arlington, Dr. Alusine Jalloh said the Hope Center is a multi-purpose building worth One Million Two Hundred Thousand United States Dollars ($1.2M). He said the multi-purpose building has amenities such as conference room, male and female dormitories, dental clinic, classrooms, computer lab and medical clinic.

 

He said the Hope Center was built as part of Project Restore Hope-Sierra Leone (PRHSL), which is a pioneering venture that brings together academic institutions and faith-based groups in promoting humanitarianism and education, adding that by 2011-2012, the University of Texas at Arlington will establish a partnership with the University of Sierra Leone.


On his part, the Director for Buckner International Mr. Alfred Sima Kargbo cited that Restore Hope has contributed to the development of the live of some Sierra Leoneans especially the orphans. He expressed hope that the center will serve its intended purpose to the people of Jui and Sierra Leone as a whole.



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