By Foday Moriba Conteh
As part of their support to less privileged children in the country, the Pleasant Foundation-Sierra Leone has on the 3rd August, 2021 launched its ‘Each One Educate One’ Campaign which is geared towards creating an opportunity for everyone to make an impact in the lives of less privileged children by volunteering to cater for a child. This year the Foundation is poised to reach out to 1000 with school items worth millions of Leones using the ‘Each One Educate One’ Campaign.
Speaking to this medium, the Chief Executive Officer/ Founder of Pleasant Foundation-Sierra Leone, Marian Pleasant Kargbo, disclosed that during the past six years her organization has been working assiduously in order to support children with scholarships and school items worth millions of Leones.
She added that Sierra Leone is struggling with inadequate job opportunities, lack of skills required for growth and development, inadequate access to quality education to name but a few, adding that the less privileged, who desire to be educated, have been deprived and the lives of these children can be saved through education.
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world,” she quoted Nelson Mandela and posed the question: Do you know that you can change the world in your own little way by investing in the Pleasant Foundation Sierra Leone?”
She pointed out that Pleasant Foundation Sierra Leone is a national Non- Governmental Organization that promotes ‘Education without Discrimination’ for the less privileged, furthering that since 2015, the Foundation has been working tremendously hard to ensure that children are given access to quality education whether rich or poor.
The CEO revealed that the Foundation started by sponsoring 10 less privileged children but said however in 2020 with the support from some institutions and individuals they were able to cater for 500 less privileged children with school items worth millions of Leones using the ‘Each One Educate One’ Campaign.
She maintained that ‘Each One Educate One’ campaign is a project that creates an opportunity for everyone to make an impact in the lives of less privileged children by volunteering to cater for a child, pointing out that this year, the Foundation is poised to target 1000 less privileged children to benefit from the scholarships and school items donation.
Marian Pleasant Kargbo extended appreciation to all the institutions and individuals that have been supporting her Foundation. She called on all to support the campaign disclosing how somebody could support a child with a minimum of Le 400,000 which will cater for the whole academic year inclusive of school items.
She ended by calling on all meaningful Sierra Leoneans both at home and abroad who want to support their campaign to visit their Administrative Office situated at F28-F29 Beaconsfield on Ferguson Street in Freetown or call on +23279 188-197 for donations or enquires.
Courtesy of the Calabash 4 August 2021