SALHOC Supports Disease-free Environment Campaign in Schools

By Desmond Tunde Coker

As a way of fostering its corporate social responsibility, Sierra Leone Housing Corporation (SALHOC) last Friday supported Sierrina Service in a project titled ‘SLEP School Fumigation’ as part of a disease-free learning environment campaign to complement the efforts of the government of sierra Leone.
Speaking to Premier News, the Business Development Manager of Sierrina Service, Mykel Williams said the project is to help facilitate government’s fight towards attaining zero Ebola count as schools are now in progress. He said this campaign was designed to carry out sanitation and hygiene exercise within schools across the country for a safe learning environment for students.
Mr. Williams further said the project will start up with the fumigation of classrooms and entire school compounds in order to eradicate transmittable diseases.
The first school that benefited from this is the Samarian Primary school at Wellington Street in Freetown.
Magnus Coker, the Deputy General Manager of SALHOC, said as part of its social responsibility, they supported Sierrina Service in order to complement government’s efforts in ensuring that schools are safe for the children, and for them to have a disease-free learning environment. “It is not a mistake that we started with Samarian Primary School; it is close to our office at Wellington Street.
Abdul Bundu, head teacher of Samaria Primary School expressed thanks and appreciation to SALHOC for their timely intervention. “We hope this will not be the end. Our school is always ready to partner with other organizations to do the same,’’ he maintained.

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