He said that Caritas Freetown has been very proactive and resolute towards developing various communities within the country, as an integral aspect and deliberate plan to save lives, and at the same time restore human dignity.
According to Archbishop most reverend Dr. Tamba Charles, residents of Newton community have been yearning for such development, and that the Caritas would remain committed to promoting religious activities and also prepare a dependable foundation in the area of
Providing opportunity for present and generation yet to come. He thanked Madam Gesine Henrichmann from the Kindermissionwerk in Germany for her commitment and dedication to the development of Sierra Leone’s education system.
He assured that Caritas would never relent in improving the lives and further consolidation vision of the Catholic Mission in Sierra Leone and beyond
On his part, the Executive Director, Caritas Freetown, Reverend Father Peter Conteh stated that education is a vital tool in socially, psychologically and economically liberating individuals and society.
He added that education also liberate individuals and society from the shackles of poverty and illiteracy.
He made it abundantly clear that the commissioning of the St Francis Roman Catholic Primary School at Newton is a dream come true and a positive step in achieving and contributing towards the global efforts for all and sundry to access quality education.
Reverend Father Peter Conteh informed the gathering that the school has eight classrooms with staff and Head teacher’s office, toilet facility, first aid department including hand pump bore hole.
In her statement, Madam Gesine Henrichmann who facilitated the construction of the school noted that funds provided for the construction of the St Francis Roman Catholic Primary School was a gesture from children in Germany, who believes in the Catholic Mission’s love for mankind, eliminating poverty, illiteracy and empowering the global community.
She reaffirmed her commitment, strong faith and readiness to assist communities in Sierra Leone that is in yearning need for such development programmes, policies and promoting the Catholic Mission’s religious activities the world over.
Meanwhile, Caritas also joined other nations in the world to observe this year’s Global Hand washing day at Rokel village, by encouraging and educating residents of that community to wash their hands in order not to fall victim of life threatening diseases.