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Minister holds Zoom meeting with baby, hailed as role model

2 May 2020 2:30 PM
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Parenting
Sierra Leone
COVID-19
Zoom
online meetings
David Moinina Sengeh

Sierra Leone's education minister's being praised for participating in an online meeting while caring for his daughter.
Sierra Leone: Education Minister David Moinina Sengeh participates in Zoom meeting with baby. Image: Screengrab

A sweet picture of a father with his baby daughter has gone viral on Twitter, for some heartening reasons.

The man is David Moinina Sengeh, who was appointed head of Sierra Leone's Ministry of Basic and Senior Secondary Education in 2019.

And the young minister seems to be making a point about the role of men in raising their children.

Sengeh was feeding his ten-month-old when his Zoom meeting started and then placed her on his back so that he could continue with the business of the day.

The response was enthusiastic, praise peppered with comments about how cute the minister's baby is.

"Love it - modern day father and political leader", tweeted one admirer.

Sengeh invited people to share "how you worked from home as a leader" during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Other fathers posted pics of themselves working remotely while tending to their children.




2 May 2020 2:30 PM
Tags:
Parenting
Sierra Leone
COVID-19
Zoom
online meetings
David Moinina Sengeh

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