In January 2015, during the Ebola outbreak, I arrived in Bonthe Sherbro Island, Southern Sierra Leone, leading a team of young reporters covering districts that were recording 42 days without any Ebola case. Bonthe District was the only district that did not record a single Ebola case throughout the deadly outbreak.
Quality service delivery is a challenge in rural communities in Sierra Leone as a result of lack of understanding of government policies, especially relating to essential services such as education, health and social protection.
President Julius Maada Bio Launches educational materials to Support Free Quality Education in Sierra Leone
President Julius Maada Bio has unveiled textbooks, teaching and learning materials worth Le 221 billion ($26.2 million) as a joint-support from UKAid and the Government of Sierra Leone to the free quality education programme in public and government assisted schools.
Sierra Leone President Julius Maada Bio has reassured his government’s commitment to human capital development while making a presentation at the Mandela 100 Global Citizen Festival in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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President Julius Maada Bio Launches the McGovern-Dole International School Feeding Programme in Kabala, Koinadugu
President Julius Maada Bio has launched phase four of the McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program (IFEP) in Kabala, the district headquarter town of Koinadugu, some 190 miles north of Sierra Leone.
President Julius Maada Bio Pledges Commitment to National Cohesion, Calls on Parents and Teachers to Support Government’s Free Quality Education
President Julius Maada Bio has pledged his government’s commitment to national unity and cohesion and called on parents and teachers to support the free quality education programme.