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45,000 Out-Of-School Children to Benefit from Qatari Education Above All Foundation
Doha, Qatar, Tuesday 21 June 2022 – Chief Executive Officer for Education Above All, EAA, Foundation, Fahad Al-Sulaiti, has confirmed to His Excellency, President Dr Julius Maada Bio, visiting the Qatar Foundation, that at least 45,000 out-of-school children in Sierra Leone will benefit from the EAA.
He stated that the aim of the zero out-of-school programme, their flagship programme, was to enroll children back to school, thereby removing the barriers that kept them out of school.
A board member of the Qatar Foundation, Dr Mazen Jassim Jaidah, explained the work of the Foundation through various programmes that focused on education, research and innovation. “We are here to support you, your Excellency, with the great work you do in Sierra Leone,” he assured.
Responding, His Excellency Dr Julius Maada Bio stated that the out-of-school children programme was very much aligned with his vision to increase access to education for children through the free quality education programme.
“While we offer free quality education, we also need to cater for the Out-Of-School Children,” the President said.
He spoke about the various components of the Free Quality Education Programme, which included school feeding, provision of school bus services, payment of transitional examination fees, provision of core textbooks, teaching and learning materials.
The President also spoke about the National Policy on Radical Inclusion in Schools, the first attempt by any Government in Sierra Leone to provide a roadmap for the day-to-day operations of schools and the Ministry of Basic and Senior Secondary Education to ensure inclusion and positive experience for all students regardless of their status in society.
The First Lady, Madam Fatima Bio spoke about her various initiatives to protect girls and prevent them from dropping out of school, through the “Hands Off Our Girls” and “Sanitary Pad Distribution” initiatives.
The EAA works to ensure equal access to education and to harness the power of quality education for positive, sustainable, and inclusive change. EAA is the brainchild of the founder, Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, the former First Lady of the State of Qatar, and a long-time advocate for education.
MOH TEC MOVEMENT SET TO STAGE MISS KAKUA BEAUTY PAGEANT FOR THE FIRST TIME IN BO CITY 18 JUNE 2022 AT THE BO SHOPPING PLAZA
Miss Kakua will be staged on the 18 June 2022 at the Shopping Plaza” in the second city of Sierra Leone Bo City.
We spoke with one of the organisers Pa Foday this was what he told us
We are trying to project raw talents in the modeling arena and by organising this event we shall spot many of them. This year’s miss Kakua is the maiden edition and we are planning to do big things for the contestants and we are assuring them level playing ground for all of them. The contest is open for all the contestants any deserving winner will be the Miss Kakua 2022 for the first time. I’m urging fans to witness the historical event because it’s gonna be glitz glamour and paparazzi.
There are so many challenges in Malawi in different sectors, for example Agriculture, that needs to be solved by us engineers and scientists. Malawi’s population is expected to grow to 26 million in 2030 yet the land size is still going to be the same and there are other challenges like climate change, scarcity of water and environmental degradation.” Kondwani Mwale said.
The CO= founder who is also working as operations manager of Nkhwazi Aeros Kondwani Mwale said that Nkhwazi is a leading Drone service company that provides integrated sustainable solutions in Agriculture mapping,Roof, and power lines inspection. Nkhwazi Aeros was founded on the 20th March 2020 with the overall idea of bringing innovative technological solutions and market needs by UAVs (Drone) related technical aspects. Our venture into this industry is solving these challenges by incorporating precise Agriculture to help maximize the resources we currently have. We can obtain 3D maps of existing soil, hence the potential of monitoring soil quality and nutrient management this help farmers to make land management decisions before planting their crops during the crop development stage on th farm, Nkhwazi Aeros implements Drone technology to collect data that is eventually used to get a more accurate map of any existing issues and create solutions based on reliable data Mwale explained.
Mwale further explained that fertilizer spraying used to be done manually in Malawi before Nkhwazi Aeros introduced fertiliser and pesticide using drones which is cheaper, safer and more effective. He continued said that their innovations help farmers have higher yields. Nkhwazi drones are also equipped with thermal cameras that help to spot irrigation issues or areas that receive little or excessive moisture. Nkhwazi is also using climate smart technologies like NDVI mapping software that is used to analyse remote sensing measurements to assess whether the target being observed contains live green vegetation or not. We choose to deal with drones because drones are Artificial Intelligence (AI) or machine that will help solve challenges faced by Malawians. As we already know that Malawi’s economy is heavily impacted by climate change, floods, lack of science and technology, and Malaria. We hope to bridge innovation technological solutions and market needs. Mwale said
He also said that the other reason why Nkhwazi deals with drones is that his team comes from automation, robotics, electronics and engineering backgrounds. So therefore they want to use their experience and technical knowledge and see how they can help shape Drone technology in Malawi. Drones are built with different functions and specifications to help provide solution to so many areas they’re cheaper and affordable tool that has helped us tackle climate change, drones have been used to save lives by delivering blood samples and vaccines to remote locations in Malawi. Drones have also helped farmers yield more crops through the application of precision Agriculture. Preparation for floods has been one use for drones whereby companies like Nkhwazi Aeros can generate Digital Terrain Model (DTM) that is use for environmental analysis” Mwale emphasized. As we are all living in the modern world it is indeed true that Drone technology is a kind of technology a lot of Malawians are not aware of. And as Nkhwazi Aeros an opportunity was taken to share the technology with all stakeholders in Malawi. People are taken embrace Drone technology through interviews and also the use of digital marketing, creative marketing blogs, technology conference, and social media to help share the knowledge across Malawi. I would like to say it is not easy to run a business especially a service business in Malawi. As you know our company was started during the COVID 19 epidemic so at times it has been difficult. However we have had the privilege of working with huge companies, Non Government Organisations, and farmers, we have carried out roof inspections at Japan Tobacco International (JTI) the World Food Programme (WFP) and the Malawi University Of Business and Applied Sciences. We have executed mapping tasks with Globhe. We have also helped with crop inspection and environmental assessments in Thyolo Zomba, Blanttyre, Mangochi, Chickwawa Mchinji and Rumphi, Kondwani Mwale highlighted. Commenting on the development Nkhwazi Aeros that they have not recieved any assistance from the government. However they’re just hoping the Malawi government can empower Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) like Nkhwazi Aeros so that they can keep growing. And also said for now they are operating in Malawi although we hope to operate throughout the whole of Africa in the future. It is not easy for young college graduates to run successful companies in. Hence, we take take this opportunity to thank everyone else who help us financially, training, assisted us through advisory and lastly all stakeholders who gave us chance to work with them. We look forward to working with more stakeholders in the future. Mwale made his last remarks.
She’s Sarah Hellen Farma, she married recently and got pregnant but the unfortunate part she died when trying to deliver her baby😭😭😭😭😭 the most painful thing both the baby and Sarah Hellen Farma died in the process. She was also a student of Ipam, Artiste and actress.