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President Bio Commits to 2030 Education Goal for Girls

By: State House Media and Communications Unit

Keeping true to his commitment to girls’ education, His Excellency President Brigadier General (Rtd) Julius Maada Bio has on Tuesday 17th April 2018 committed his government to a new global goal of achieving 12 years of quality education for all girls by 2030 during a meeting at the Queen Elizabeth 11 Conference Centre in London.

In a statement at a meeting organised by the Commonwealth Women’s Forum on the theme “Towards a Common Future – An Empowered Future for Women and Girls”, President Bio told the audience that: “Education creates vast opportunities for any country to reduce unfair income distribution, increase choices for all and create a strong ladder of opportunities for all. We all agree that education creates awareness and helps to sustain democracy and peace.”

Amongst the benefits of educating girls, President Bio also mentioned that educating girls delivered large health benefits as educated women have fewer children and the children they do have are healthier. He went on: “I therefore commit my new Government to deliver 12 years of Good quality education by 2030. I commit to ensuring that Girls, Children with Disability and other Disadvantaged Groups have Equal Opportunities to complete the full cycle of Primary and Secondary Education.”

“I am making this commitment to Action because I firmly believe that Free education is the bedrock for sustainable development and long-term peace. By this Action we are fulfilling the UN Sustainable Development Goal 4, i.e “ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning,” President Bio ended.

The 2030 new vision for Education is part of the Girls’ Education Framework working towards ensuring that girls in Commonwealth receive quality education and have the skills they need to lead and succeed. The commitment by President Bio demonstrates the seriousness his Government attaches not only  to education but specifically to girls’ education.

©State House Media and Communications Unit


Carol Service, 2017

We are really sorry to let you know that we will not be holding our usual carol service on the 1st Sunday of December. Regretfully, the Trustees will be unable to meet, greet and thank our supporters and friends this year. Hopefully, the carol service will be re-instated in 2018.

We wish you all a merry Christmas and a peaceful, prosperous and happy New Year!


1st Holtspur Scouts donate chairs to Sierra Leone Primary School

REC Hamilton Primary School in Sierra Leone have received a donation of chairs from the 1st Holtspur Scout Troop in Beaconsfield.

The Scouts troop, led by Heather Brown, are really excited that their chairs are being used in a new home.

The scouts on a hike

The scouts on a hike

The troop using the chairs in a 'Circle of Trust' exercise

The troop using the chairs in a ‘Circle of Trust’ exercise


Build on Books donate books to REC Primary School

In 2016, our Patron, Dame Linda Dobbs, supported TLBPET in forming two new partnerships, Build on Books and Book Aid International.

Subsequently, Build on Books in a recent shipment, donated 20 boxes of books which were distributed to the Rural Education Community Primary School.

Boxes of donated books
Earlier, the Trust had commissioned a lockable, mobile book cabinet for each classroom to house these and other books. The cabinets were completed in February 2017. However, with the Head Teacher’s discretion, presently they are not operational because the classrooms/windows need to be made secure. Through further funding provided by the Trust, work is being undertaken to complete this part of the project.
Boxes of donated books

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