Sierra Leone: Miss University Feeds 35 Street Kids
Concord Times (Freetown)
11 April 2008
Ben Samuel Turay
Miss University Thursday fed 35 street kids at Aries International Restaurant on Lightfoot Boston Street.
Khadija Sall said street children are hungry, hardly found something to eat and are not educated. She said the situation of the children saddened her and that prompted her feeding the kids.
"I organized this charity because it is my plan to help street kids in the country, and I want to pledge my continued support to more deprived children," she said.
Sall said she has written letters to various companies to help her address the needs of street children.
She expressed her intention to start visiting the homes and families of the children to acquire knowledge about problems affecting them.
Proprietress of Aries International Abibatu Sesay said she is very impressed to see a young girl like Sall express interest to address the needs of children. She said if every Sierra Leonean could express similar interest towards disadvantaged children, it will be good for the country.
Beneficiary, 15 year-old Mohamed Kamara said the food he had was his first food he had eaten since the start of the day. He said he has never been to school because his parents are poor.