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Miss West Africa calls for free primary school education

Aug 1, 2014, 10:00 AM | Article By: Njie Baldeh

She is passionate about girl child education, and that comes from her tough life as a young girl growing up in Sierra Leone.

Hawa Kamara, Miss West Africa International 2013, is advocating for free primary school education for low-income families across Africa, starting with Sierra Leone.

“I know this dream won’t come soon, maybe not even in a decade, however I am hopeful, and it is even possible I can get some politicians to agree with the concept and begin the process before the end of my reign! People might look down at this and question the amount of tax money going into the payment for free schools, but they do not consider the tremendous economic results that it will harness from a thriving educated society,” Hawa says.

She took to the Miss West Africa International title 2 months ago. Making a change for girl child education has been a lifelong ambition and she is hoping to get politicians in West Africa, starting with mainly Sierra Leone, The Gambia, Ghana and Nigeria, to stand in support or give a signal of the possibility of free primary schools before her reign comes to an end.

Hawa is already discussing with various schools to come to agreements that will allow others from across the world to sponsor education for homeless children in Africa.

This way, charitable people can see the direct results of their charitable givings.

Hawa will be visiting Ghana to further push this cause before going to the Miss West Africa International 2014 finals in October in Nigeria to meet her successor.

For more information,visit www.misswestafricainternational.com or www.misswestafrica.com