In her welcome address, Counselor Madinatu Kamara of Ward 377 cherished the good gesture from the Limkokwing University while adding that the Limkokwing University was the first learning institution in the country to donate such a huge quantum of food and learning materials to the recent fire victims of her community.
She furthered that her people were in a dire need of the items being given to them by the Student Ambassadors of the Limkokwing University. She therefore assured the University of the appropriate utilization of the given items. Counselor Kamara ended by calling on other institutions to follow the goodwill tenet of the Limkokwing University.
In his statement, senior lecturer of the University, Abdul Conteh stated that the University did not merely believe in class room education but also reaching the vulnerable people and catering for their needs. He furthered that the founder and president of the University Dr. Limkokwing, was a man who believed in helping the less privileged people in societies across the world. Conteh went on to say that the donation was as a result of a proposal put forward to the administration by the Student Ambassadors of the University. Owing to the urgency and the needy status of the affected persons in the community, the university administration acted upon the proposal promptly by approving a sum closed to Le 17,000,000, to facilitate the donation process. He also ascertained that they (the university) had identified a physically challenged person, Sorie Koroma who they promised to help with building materials in order to rebuild his dwelling home.
Giving the objective of the donation, a Student Ambassador Abubakar Kargbo established that the initiative was initiated by them and supported by the administration. He said that they deeply sympathized with the people of the Susan’s Bay Community and therefore decided to come to their aid at a time they needed it most. Ambassador Kargbo furthered that the donation was not the end of the relationship between the Susan’s Bay Community and the Limkokwing University but rather a very good beginning of an everlasting journey. He assured all that the University would continue to give its support to the Susan’s Bay Community as and when necessary.
Addressing all on behalf of the University, Aruna Bai Kabbia, Senior Administrator of the University said that he was pleased as a result of the fact that his University was donating to the Susan’s Bay Community fire victims; for the reason that he was raised in the said community. Bai Kabbia said that the Limkokwing University was in Sierra Leone to positively change the lives of Sierra Leoneans and that was the more reason why they had decided to not only limit their activities to the class room teaching but also embarked on providing assistance to vulnerable communities.
He went on saying that the University was in Sierra Leone to stay and therefore needed to make it presence felt by not only the those that were educated, but also those vulnerable and less privileged people in society. He encouraged the Susan’s Bay Community people to send their children to school so that they would have the opportunity to be enrolled into the Limkokwing University which would help in the positive transformation of their lives.
The program was climaxed by the donation exercise which was done by the Students Ambassadors to the direct beneficiaries.