Children across Africa celebrate the day of the African child, which always takes place on 16th June every year.
However, and as part of their contribution to nation building, children and family members of Adjai Harriett Thomas, for the second time in two years have fed 40 thousand school children in Freetown through the Mama T. Trust Foundation.
The Adjai Harriet Thomas Joque Memorial Trust (also known as Mama T Trust) is a Trust that caters not only for the welfare of school going children, but has been contributing to the upbringing of children for better tomorrow.
This year’s beneficiaries include the Milton Margai School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, School for the Deaf, Aberdeen Municipal School, Wilberforce Junior Secondary School, Prince of Wales, Saint Thomas Primary,
Fawa Primary among others.
The Head of the Foundation, Madam Nora Onike Thomas said she decided to follow the footsteps of her late mother, of course, other family members, so to say Mr. Eddie Thomas currently serving as the Trust’s Public Relations Officer.
“The Foundation was named after the late Madam Adjai Harriet Thomas who used to feed Pupils of the Prince of Wales with support from USAID under the reign of President Kennedy in the United States of America,” Madam Nora Onike said.
She said the Trust raises fund thorough individual membership contributions within the family.
“We hope to continue with this gesture if we have the required support,” she said.
That if children are not given food to eat, it is but obvious they won’t learn and grow up well.
“We want to leave a legacy for the current younger generation to emulate in the near future,” she emphasized.
The Foundation’s Public Relations Officer, Mr. Eddie Thomas called on government, companies, business entities and individuals to support the Mama T. Trust Foundation to enable them continue the good works.
“We must take good care of our future leaders so that they grow well to take up leadership,” he said.
School authorities expressed nice sentiments about the Mama T. Foundation and requested that support be extended to other areas like school and learning materials.
The children were pleased with the items as they were watching the South African Movie and eating at the same time.