Saturday, 10 September 2011

A chance encounter with the Sierra Leone's First Lady

Monday - all ready for her transfer next week to her new home

'She wants you to go now.  You have to stop and go now.'  The State House Security, Alhassan's old play mates and now EducAid's loyal protectors at Lungi airport had spoken to the first lady's body guard and I had got the opportunity to put in a good word for EducAid.... NOW!

Not feeling particularly appropriately dressed for the occasion, in shorts, T-shirt and flip flops and sweaty and dirty  from packing piles of boxes that had just arrived for EducAid, I was ushered in to the presence of Mrs Sia Koroma, the Sierra Leone's First Lady.

Very gracious, she overlooked my appearance, thanked me for speaking Krio and promised to visit us in Maronka as soon as she gets the opportunity.

It would be wonderful for EducAid if she follows through.  The First Lady has a great reputation for pushing for greater rights for girls and their education.  We sincerely hope that we get the opportunity to show her EducAid's contribution to the same battle.

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