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Lion Mountain Production embarks on tour to present sponsorship packages to S/L students

Jul 9, 2012, 1:05 PM | Article By: Isatou Senghore

Lion Mountain Production, which recently organised a beauty pageant to help Sierra Leonean students in The Gambia, on Thursday visited the six schools in which students could be assisted.

The schools are Latrikunda Upper Basic School, Kanifing East Upper Basic School, Bakau Upper Basic School, Newtown School, Bakau Lower Basic School and Latrikunda Yiri Nganya Lower Basic School.

The tour was meant to present sponsorship packages to twelve Sierra Leonean students two from each of the schools mentioned above.

Alieu Kalley Gifted Koroma, chairman of Lion Mountain Production, under the Sierra Leone National Union, said the main objective of Lion Mountain is to identify Sierra Leonean youths with talent and expose them through fundraising activities to enable them become enterprising with their God-given talents.

Each year Lion Mountain organizes Miss Sierra Leone beauty pageant where they put Sierra Leonean models, artists and actors on stage and proceeds from the event go to the support of young Sierra Leonean youths struggling to gain education in the country.

According to Gifted Koroma, the event was held on 16 June under the sponsorship of Gamcel, the national GSM provider.

Winners for this year’s beauty pageant are Sophia Byass, crowned Queen of the 2012 event, while the 1st runner-up and 2nd runner-up went to Edna Carney and Yeama Palmer respectively.

Sophia Byass, Queen of the 2012 beauty pageant, expressed happiness saying ten of them contested for the crown.

The competition was stiff and tense since all the girls were determined to take the crown, she said, adding that she was however able to emerge the outright winner owing to her extra-efforts, confidence and God-given abilities.

She advised young girls to be determined and work hard as well as to concentrate on their education as education is a key to success.

She also said the organizers of the event are planning to include Gambian students in the sponsorship scheme, as the ones done so far were steps in that direction.

For his part, Sorie Koroma, chairman of the Sierra Leone National Union, commended the organizers for coming up with the good initiative of sponsoring young Sierra Leonean youths with talents in The Gambia.

This year has been the second time Lion Mountain Production has conducted the Sierra Leone Beauty Pageant of The Gambia.

While congratulating the organisers, Mr Koroma also urged them to live up to expectations to make the initiative more impactful in the lives of the people and needy students.

All the principals of the six schools expressed happiness at the initiative urging the organisers to make it open to include Gambian students.