Prince Of Wales Alumni Association, California Chapter

The Sierra Leone Children’s Charity Foundation Medical Scholarship.

Alhaji Harune JannehFunding for this scholarship was made possible through The Sierra Leone Children’s Charity Foundation – established by Dr. Lytton Williams of the California Chapter of the Prince of Wales Alumni Association (POWAA). Dr. Williams was a student of excellent standing at the Prince of Wales School and received a scholarship upon completion of his secondary education to pursue a Bachelor’s degree at Hampton University, Virginia, USA. Dr. Williams later graduated from Medical School at Cornell University, New York, USA, and is now a prominent orthopedic surgeon in Los Angeles, California, USA. Hampton University, a historically black university, is ranked among the top 10 universities in the United States in graduating black students in the sciences and other disciplines. Cornell University, a private institution, is the most educationally diverse member of the Ivy League Universities in the U.S. It is Dr. Williams’ hope that promising students at the Prince of Wales are accorded the opportunity to pursue their dream of becoming a medical doctor in the future and accomplish that by following in the footsteps of Dr. Williams. This scholarship covers tuition and living expenses for a Bachelor’s degree at Hampton University and Medical School at Cornell University. Annual renewal of the scholarship requires the recipient to be in academic good standing at both universities.

Recipients of the scholarship are expected to provide evidence of excellent academic performance at the Prince of Wales School and penchant for public service involvement in the community. Mr. Alhaji Harune Janneh, after a rigorous selection process, became the first recipient of the award. Mr. Janneh is currently enrolled in the Biology program at Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia, focusing on cellular and molecular sciences. To-date, he has maintained a Grade Point Average of 3.79, which has accorded him the honor of being on the Dean’s List.

The Prince of Wales Alumni Association, California Chapter, is eternally grateful to alumni and well-wishers for their support, which has contributed immensely to the overall success of the mission of Prince of Wales Alumni Associations. We look forward to your continued patronage of our fundraising activities in the future. Thank you.

Presentation of 300 Tables and Chairs

There was a great deal of excitement from both students and staff of the Prince of Wales School when 300 tables and chairs were presented to the school on behalf of the Global Prince of Wales Alumni Association. The Global Association is an amalgamation of all the overseas Alumni Associations of the school. Currently, these associations are in London in the United Kingdom, Washington Metropolitan Area in the USA, New Jersey, Atlanta in Georgia, and California, USA. In an admirable feat of collaboration, they all worked together to relieve the unfortunate situation in the school which saw students not having tables and chairs to use in their classrooms. All the speakers at the ceremony emphasized the need for the students to take good care of these items of furniture. The Global Alumni Associations were represented by Mr. Robert Strasser-King.  Other speakers at the ceremony included the Principal of the Junior Secondary School, the President of the Freetown Chapter of the Alumni Association and the city councilor representing the constituency.

 

President

President's Message

The Prince of Wales Alumni Association, California Chapter (POWAA, CA) launched its text books drive for the Prince of Wales (POW) School in Freetown, Sierra Leone in September 2010, with a projected goal to raise the sum of $50,000.00. This sum of money will allow for the group to provide needed textbooks to all students attending the POW. We strongly believe that we will be able to reach this goal with the support from you.  I am pleased to announce that we have started this project by providing 1,200 new test books made up of four different text books evenly attributed.  We are delighted to have you as our partners in helping us provide this dire need for the students. Education is the best investment that key nations have embarked on, and the results have proven to determine sound economic growth; a panacea for better life.

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Prince of Wales Alumni Association, California Chapter

Donation of Mathematics textbooks

One of the greatest areas of need of the Prince of Wales School identified by the California Chapter is for text books for the students.  In an attempt to meet this need, the Chapter is now undertaking to provide text books in all subject areas for all the students at the school. As a start, 900 Mathematics texts were donated to the school at a formal presentation ceremony held at the school in January, 2013. These books will be made available to students in the first year of Junior Secondary School and third year of Senior Secondary School. The books will be used by the students and returned at the end of the year. The California Chapter was represented by Mr. Robert Strasser-King who admonished the students to take good care of the books so that they will be available for use by the students coming after them. Also present at the ceremony were the President of the Freetown Chapter of the Alumni Association and the member of the Freetown City Council representing King Tom constituency. The Principal of the Junior Secondary School, Mr. Aubrey Jones also addressed the students and appealed to them to take very good care of the books.