Deputy Health Minister launches Fourah Bay Community AKK Foundation

Freetown, Aug. 25, 2015 (SLENA) – The Fourah Bay Community Abdul Karim Kamara (AKK) Foundation has been officially launched by Deputy Minister of Health and Sanitation and Senior Community Member Madam Madina Rahman at a ceremony held at the Bishop Johnson Memorial Secondary School in Freetown.

akkCross section of the audience

The Founder of the organization and son of the soil of the Fourah Bay Community, Mr. Abdul Karim Kamara based in the United State of America in a bid to unite strategic areas within the community to ensure community participation in development, as well as creating avenues for youth empowerment, promote hygiene and sanitation, income generating programmes and education, have so far been making both financial and material support to the community.

akk1Deputy Health and Sanitation Minister Madam Madina Rahman

The Deputy Minister Madina Rahman is the Lead Focal Person and Superior for the AKK Foundation as one of the persons coordinating the activities of the Foundation.

Addressing a cross section of the community Madina Rahman observed that life is not easy for community members as there are many challenges for parents in coping with their constraints.

She encouraged her people to engage in income generation activities and admonished the youths to take up skilled training to beef up their capacity in various fields.

Madam Madina underscored the importance of education and re-emphasized the need for parents to send their child to cope with education as one of the challenges-“Government alone will not be able to do everything in terms of support”, the Deputy Minister said.

The Foundation she maintained is committed to help the community with their support to building a sound healthy community.

The Community Councilor Ward 368 and Constituency 103 Mr. Samba Turay lauded Madam Rahman for her continued invaluable assistance to the community and described her as one of the brains behind the Foundation.

akk2Councilor Samba Turay

Mr. Turay in a similar tone praised Abdul Karim Kamara for the support given to the community hoping that God will continue to give them the strengths to salvage the community.

The community he said has produced very important personalities whom they should follow as role models and pledged to give the Foundation total support.

akk3Madam Madina Rahman (R) handing over one of the gifts to school pupils in the community

Donation of school bags and other education materials formed high point of the ceremony.

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