Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Isaiah Washington's School Opens In Sierra Leone

On November 15 Isaiah Washington opened his school, Chief Foday Golia Memorial School in Sierra Leone's village Njala Kendema. This opening shared the inauguration day of Sierra Leone's President H.E. Earnest Koroma.

Washington named the school that can seat 150 students at present and should be able to accommodate more in the future. There are at least 115 children in the village of primary school age.

He had this to say about the endeavor:

“I was told that Chief Golia prayed that a school be built for his children in his village of Njala Kendema on his death bed. I am just trying to fulfill that prayer." advises:

70 percent of Sierra Leone’s population lives below the poverty line and 26 percent are unable to meet the basic food requirements. For many families, education is the only hope of their children finding work outside of the country to support their family in the future.

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Thanks for the heads up.

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