The Ministry of Tourism and Cultural Affairs and the Monuments and Relics Commission have established School Heritage Clubs in ten secondary schools in Bo District, Southern Sierra Leone.
Led by the recently appointed Chairman of the Monuments and Relics Commission, Charlie Haffner, the Education and Outreach Unit and the Research and Development Unit of the MRC formed clubs in the following schools in Bo: Christ the King College, Bo Government Secondary School, Methodist High School, Queen of the Rosary School, SOS Hermann Gmeiner International School, Bo Commercial Secondary School, Centenary Secondary School, St Andrews Secondary School, Tony Blair International Academy and Ahmadiyya Muslim Secondary School.
The Awada School received their letter of request for the formation of same. Their Heritage Club would hopefully be established before the end of November 2018.
Club members will be taught the history of Sierra Leone, cultural practices, tangible and intangible heritage, etc. They will equally be doing series of activities that will promote cultural awareness and promote nationalism.
“We must catch them young if we are serious to preserve the enviable culture and heritage of Sierra Leone.” remarked the country’s Tourism and Cultural Affairs Minister, Memunatu Pratt.
Charlie Haffner, MRC’s Chair says the need for cultural education is urgent.
Mohamed B Sannoh is the Principal of Queen of the Rosary Secondary School, he maintained that nation’s that were doing well had a great passion and respect for their culture and heritage.
The children were excited to be part of these clubs as they anxiously await the start of the first cultural activity.
Mohamed Faray Kargbo
Education and Outreach Unit
Monuments and Relics Commission
23 Pultney Street
+232 76 387711