SEND Sierra Leone trains community teachers to fight COVID 19

National NGO SEND Sierra Leone with funding from Terra Tech in Germany has ended four days of training for 60 community teachers and other stakeholders in Malegohun Chiefdom, Kenema District. The training which took place in Sembehun town, Malegohun Chiefdom, brought together participants from 10 communities in seven sections of the chiefdom. Addressing training participants, Programme Officer – SEND Sierra Leone, Andrew Morie Saffa said, the fight against COVID 19 concerns all and sundry and that all effort must be put together to eradicate it from the nation.

He said focus must not only be placed in the headquarter towns and cities, but rural communities must also be considered.

He said the engagement with the teachers would enable them and other stakeholders to sensitise the masses in their localities for continuous reminder of the COVID-19 preventive measures. Saffa said the project, titled: “Integrated Project for Education and Empowerment of Women and Civil Society Organisations in Sierra Leone”, aims to improve the reading and comprehension ability of pupils in the community.

He said SEND Sierra Leone has been supporting the COVID-19 fight since its outbreak in the country.  In his statement, Section Chief, Upper Lowuhun, Joseph Bundor thanked SEND Sierra Leone and its partners for supporting the chiefdom since they started operations, and assured all of judicious use of the knowledge gained from the training. Women’s leader Fatmata Amara assured all that as key stakeholders they would ensure that all and sundry in the community comply with what is expected of them.

Six facilitators from the Language Department at the Eastern Polytechnic led by Jinah Amara facilitated the training. SM/7/8/2020

By Saffa B. Moriba in Kenema