Conrad Sackey, The Minister of Basic and Senior Secondary Education (MBSSE) has facilitated and served as an enabler at key session on foundational skills for inclusive and equitable leaning.

It was revealed that the panel explored core issues around child education and development. The engagement formed part of the means of accelerating educational gains and serving as a strong support in enhancing foundational learning in the country.

The minister expressed his commitment to have the sector graced and enabling the skills been developed and served a greater purpose in the educational sector.

In recent development, minister Sackey joined the Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources and the Deputy Minister of Agriculture, for the official launch of the Home-Grown School Feeding (HGSF) project in Bonthe District, an initiative that is funded by the Government of Iceland.

During the course of the event, it was revealed that, the initiative targets the Bonthe District, one of the most vulnerable areas with 86% food insecurity, and aims to integrate social protection, education, health, and agriculture, and will connect local farmers and local fishermen to schools, providing students with nutritious meals, thereby encouraging school attendance and supporting local agriculture.

The Home-Grown School Feeding Program not only aims to improve educational outcomes and reduce hunger among school children but also intends to stmulate local economies, empower women farmers and adopt environmentally sustainable practices, forging a path towards resilience and development in Sierra Leone.