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With support from AWOL…SEND Foundation rescues ebola orphans

With the fight against ebola nears its final phase across the country, the Social Enterprise for Development Foundation (SEND) with funds from All Works of Life (AWOL), has successfully completed the distribution of food and non-food items to ebola orphans, survivor and foster families in four Chiefdoms in Kailahun District.

 

The donated items includes 20 bags of 50kg rice, 11 large bag onions, 55 gallons of vegetable oil, one carton of Maggie seasoning cubes, and a cartoon of protective health gear among others.

According to the Country Director of SEND Foundation, Joseph Ayamga, the food and non-food distribution is to complement the Open Society Initiative in West Africa (OSIWA) grant on which other orphans within the district survived on, earlier this year.

He disclosed that the donation was done to 60 Orphans, 35 foster families comprises of at least four people and one survivor in Jawei, Peje Bongre, Peje west and Njalunhun Chiefdoms in Kailahun District, adding that they also received support from an organisation known as Weitblick in Germany and a lady Susanne Kirkegard.

The Country Director of SEND maintained that the distribution exercise was done in two folds, as the food aspect was handled by Jeneba, while the medical items where distributed to the District Health Management Team by Esmond Mbii to ensure they finish on time.

Representing the Kailahun Women in Governance Network (KWiGN), the President of the Network, Lucy Gondor, disclosed that the purpose of the distribution is to ensure the orphans who lost their parents through the ebola disease believe that there are people out there thinking about them, adding that they had earlier gave food to some orphans, foster families and survivors, as they will continue as long as they receive support from the donor partners.

Receiving the items, one of the beneficiaries expressed thanks and appreciation to the funding agencies for their concern at this trying time when they are mostly in need of these items, appealing to other partners to come to their aid, as their children will have to attend school.

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Post Office Box 54
Kenema, Sierra Leone
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