Last month it was announced which employees will be awarded the Lion Heart Scholarship this year. This year, the foundation has made money available for three scholarships in the Netherlands. The aim is to give hospital employees the opportunity to continue their studies and thus help the hospital to further develop.
There were five very good candidates, which made the choice difficult. Ultimately, the committee gave priority to two so-called nursing aides: Marie Jalloh and Simeon. They have been working at LHMC since the early days and have been trained in-house to become very good nurses. The government wants to phase these nursing aides out of the health system, which is why it is extra important that they convert their knowledge and experience into an official nursing diploma.
Third place goes to clinical health officer Mohamed Jalloh (see photo), who has been working at LHMC for almost two years now. In recent years he has developed considerably, and he would like to continue his studies so that he can ultimately make more of a difference here in the Sierra Leonean countryside. With the grant he can start a bachelor's degree in Clinical Sciences, the most important condition for his dream of eventually becoming a surgical officer at LHMC.