Saint George Foundation has on the 15th May 2020 launched a parenting programme called “Ose Tok” and commemorated the International Family Day.
The Advocacy Officer for St. George Foundation, Ibrahim Turay told newsmen that part of what they do include things that touch and concern children, community and women which he said cannot be achieved without the family, hence, it is against that backdrop that they are joining the rest of the world in commemorating the International Family Day and simultaneously launch the “Ose Tok” project.
He explained that the “Ose Tok” project is a project that is designed to let those in families learn modern family dynamics and also empower them through advocacy.
He reiterated that the International Family Day is an important global celebration that comes up on the 15th May of every year since it was declared by the United Nations in 1994.
Family is a fundamental pillar of every society, he noted, adding that the theme for this year’s celebration is Family and Development.
He called on families to recognize the International Family Day as there is not much talk about the Family Day in Sierra Leone.
The Founder and CEO of St. George Foundation, Justina Zainab Bangura in her statement maintained that “Ose Tok”is a Radio and Television Programme that is dedicated to discuss and give an opportunity to all Sierra Leoneans to discuss the most important and fundamental issues of society, share challenges of parenting and share experiences on how they were able to overcome those challenges.
She said when a family develops, the community develops and when a community develops there is national development, noting that “Ose Tok” is the only programme in Sierra Leone that is fully dedicated to discuss family issues.
“We are working in the Western Area, Bombali, Moyamba and Tonkolili, but for this project we are targeting the whole country,” she maintained.