First Lady of the Republic of Sierra Leone together with JMB Women’s wing and Associates joined the children at the St Luke’s pre-primary school at Wilberforce in Freetown to celebrate St Luke’s feast with lots to eat and drink.
Welcoming the first lady Rev. Fr. Vincent Davies said they are honoured to have the first Lady in their midst, he said St. Luke’s feast is celebrated on the on the 18th of October, but because it coincided with World Mission Sunday they have to postpone it, to get the children fully involved in celebration, they arranged for Monday 26 October.
In her address, the First Lady of the Republic of Sierra Leone said she is delighted to be in the house of God and to celebrate this all-important day with the children of St Luke’s pre-school. Her Excellency said said her husband is a very strong catholic Christian who believes in the doctrine of Christianity and as his wife, she respects and supports her husband’s religion wholeheartedly and she disclosed they read the bible together whilst she also taught him the Quran.
She mentioned that just a day ago the president is passionate about children more especially orphans. The First Lady also expressed excitement to see children celebrate her, “when a child Loves and celebrates you it is genuine” she stated.She concluded by urging the children to concentrate on their education as it is the key to success.
In other statements Josephine Lamin the headteacher of the pre-School said it is no secret that everyone admires the First Lady for her dynamic work and pointed out that behind every strong woman, there is a strong man also who happens this time to be HE the president, she appealed to the president through the First Lady that the school needs rehabilitation.
Theresa Ballay secretary of the Catholic women’s Association said the first lady is not a stranger at the St. Luke’s parish as she has been coming to the church, but this is her first time to visit the school and on a very important event, in which she celebrated with and fed the children. She said as a women’s organisation they also have been doing a very important job in helping the children to grow and also give basic education to other women who are not educated. She also pleaded with the first lady to lend ears to their plight in helping them to do more.
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