The GEED Foundation, founded in 2007 by the Managing Director of Rokel Commercial Bank, Dr Walton Gilpin to support women and girls has again put smiles on inhabitants of Bonthe Sherbro Island, with the distribution of school materials, a public adress system for the Methodist Church and the feeding of hundreds of school children on the Island.

Bonthe Sherbro Island and its environs had over the years benefited with similar gestures from the GEED Foundation as the Island has been invariably regarded as the cradle of organization since the founders do not only have family connections there but have heavily focused their activities on that remote part of the country for a couple of years now.

Dr Walton Gilpin who was unavoidably absent was represented by RCBANK’s Director of Risk, Morrison Conteh who is himself an indigene of the Island. Conteh elaborated the numerous challenges the Island faced in the past but was quick to acknowledge the efforts of the GEED Foundation avvering; “The donation of educational materials is to complement government’s free quality education whilst other forms of support is a clear indication of how much the Foundation cares for the Island and its inhabitants.”

Deputy Mayor, Mohamed Robison also catalogued the numerous interventions from GEED Foundation to the Island and encouraged the beneficiaries to make good use of the donated items. A March past and a religious service at a Methodist Church climaxed the occassion. In a telephone conversation, the GEED Foundation founder who is also the Managing Director of Rokel Commercial Bank, Dr Walton Gilpin said his Foundation looks forward to supporting more children and women across Sierra Leone and called on well meaning Sierra Leoneans to support his Foundation.

He added; “We are merely trying contribute in our own little way, to national development because as citizens, we have a duty to always reach out to our less privileged and more vulnerable compatriots…”