By Abdulai Braima……
According to the positive law of attraction, ‘like attracts like’.
Barely 24 hours after His Excellency President Julius Maada Bio left the shores of the U.K., following a very successful global education summit, a container load of books is heading its way to Freetown.
This 20feet container of books has been donated by Mr. Joseph Lawrence a well-known U.K. based lawyer.
In donating the books to the government of Sierra Leone, through the Sierra Leone High Commission in London, Mr. Lawrence expressed high admiration for the vision of President Julius Maada Bio in his fight “to reorganise and rebuild education” in Sierra Leone.
Mr. Lawrence remarked that as an African, he grew up “revering the glory that was Fourah Bay College” adding “I find it very refreshing and invigorating that Sierra Leone has a leader who is prepared to put back the greatness into education”.
Mr. Lawrence who has lived and worked in the U.K. for more than 30 years revealed that he has also sent over 30,000 copies of books to his native Ghana. “I have a lot of respect for the depth and stretch of efforts being expended in Ghana and in Sierra Leone, particularly over the last few years, to develop education and as an educationist and an Africanist I am proud to contribute to these efforts in my own small way”.
The books, which are being shipped to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MFAIC) range from children’s collections to university texts. There are books on Law, Science, Business Studies, Information Technology, Best Seller Novels etc.
It could be recalled that when in 2018 the then presidential candidate Rtd. Brigadier Julius Maada Bio declared that he planned to introduce FREE QUALITY EDUCATION in Sierra Leone, his political opponents were largely dismissive of his plans.
However, president Bio is accustomed to accomplishing Herculean feats in the greater interest of Sierra Leone. He has clearly demonstrated this in many ways and at different times, sometimes even at the risk of his own life.
It is remarkable that Mr. Lawrence, a British-Ghanaian lawyer, who has never met or even spoken to president Bio, can be so passionately moved by the president’s actions in faraway Sierra Leone that he decides to contribute to the country’s Free Quality Education push with a container of school and university texts.
What is clear here is that when determined people decide to pursue commendable deeds on behalf of the greater majority, obstacles like a bad tooth may sometimes crop up but these would surely dissolve as other steadfast people are attracted to the pull from the good cause, helping to tackle the issues that may emerge. That pull is called “the positive law of attraction”!
Trust the Process
And Enjoy the Result.
Copyright: Abdulai Braima
SHIPS MAJOR BOOK DONATION TO THE MFAIC