The Mayor of Freetown recently awarded financial aid to fifty students living and schooling in Freetown as part of the prizes awarded to the five most improved zones in the first edition of the Cleanest Zone Competition. The funds are meant to help the families of the beneficiaries cover non-tuition costs, such as costs of bags, shoes, uniforms etc. The selection of the beneficiaries was done by the residents of the top five zones in the Competition.
Present at the awards ceremony were the Head of the Education Department, Rev. Dr. Joseph Cooper; the Head of the Sanitation and Environment Department, Mr Sulaiman Parker; and the Head of the Information, Education and Communication Department, Ms Koma Hassan-Kamara, all of whom presented the scholarships to the beneficiaries.
Addressing the students, the Mayor explained, “I am very happy to see you gathered here today. You are here because members of your community made a deliberate effort to clean their surroundings. As you leave here with your scholarships, I want you all to be my mouthpieces and remind your parents, teachers, and friends that we all benefit
when we clean our communities.”
The first edition of the Cleanest Zone Competition ended on April 11th when the winner was announced on AYV TV. The top five zones (from last place) were Kennedy Street Market Community, Cold Water Community.Prison’s Community, Brookfields Community and part of Tar Road Community. The second edition is underway and the winner will be announced in November.