• Sierra Leonean native Antonio Rudiger has splashed $101,000 on President Maada Bio Free Quality Education initiative.
  • Chelsea’s Antonio Rudiger (left) handed over a signed Chelsea shirt to Sierra Leone President Julius Maada Bio (photo courtesy Sierra Leone State House Communications Unit).

An initiative that was set up, aiming to support over two million children in primary and secondary schools.

Rudiger hailing from Sierra Leonean parents in Germany donated in London during the UK-Africa Investment summit.

“Sierra Leone is my home. I’m not the talking type of a person, I am about action,” the 26-year-old told President Bio.

The Chelsea defender added, “You can count on us and do not hesitate. We are here to support your vision and agenda, especially on education. I am ready to take on my responsibility to change the narrative and image of Sierra Leone.”

“The narrative about Sierra Leone must change. It is the duty of every Sierra Leonean out in the diaspora to come on board with the rebranding process,” the President insisted.

He thanked Rudiger for the donation and assured him that the funds would be transparently utilised for the intended purpose, he also welcomed him and his team to audit the proper use of the funds at any time.

Sierra Leone’s Minister of Education, Dr Moinina David Sengeh, thanked Rüdiger and his team for the confidence they had reposed in the government, and the support to the free quality education. 

Minister Sengeh explained that every fund was directed to meet strategic plans of the ministry, adding that every decision made for the allocation of funds was also informed by data to enhance delivery and achieve results.

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