MARGIBI COUNTY, LIBERIA-As the battle against COVID-19 continues in Liberia, several non-profit organizations are involved in assisting the less fortunate in society, with needed food and none food items.
One such organization is the Camp for Peace, a non-governmental organization that continues to identify with Liberians, especially ordinary people, since the COVID 19 pandemic started.
Recently, the organization embarked on distributing nose masks, including Super Gari produced by Camp for Peace, to the Christian Association of the Blind on Bong Mines Road and the Deaf and Dumb School in Kakata City, Margibi County.
Making the presentation at the two institutions, the Executive Director of the organization, B.Abel Learwellie, said the provision of the food and non-food items was made possible through his Organization’ partner based in Canada, to identify with the less fortunate .
“We know the difficulties faced by Liberians under lockdown, especially the issue of food,” Mr. Lewellie added.
He said with the lockdown, Camp for Peace has been thinking about what to do to assist the two institutions, adding that after contacting its Partner, United Steel Working Union of Canada, the Organization agreed to provide 2,000 United States Dollars to help it identify with the two institutions in Margibi County.
Responding separately, the General Secretary of the Christian Association of the Blind in Kakata, Joe Moses Kpakalla, thanked Camp for Peace for the assistance.
“Words are inadequate to express because we did not expect this, especially during this pandemic period,” Kpakalla noted.
Mr. Kpakalla used the occasion to appeal to Camp for Peace for assistance and partnership to assist CAB in Margibi County to carry out some meaningful projects in the County.
He specifically called on Camp for Peace to assist them by providing scholarships for their children.
Also making remarks, the Principal of the Bright Manor Christian
Academy, which is inclusive of Deaf and Dumb, commended Camp for Peace for remembering the death and dumb during this heath crisis.
Madam B. Myers Mortee said the items provided by Camp for Peace is an undertaking worth commending.
She said the food and non-food items will also aid parents in providing feeding for their children.
“The school plays host to over 100 deaf and dumb students all over Margibi County, and with such students, surely know that there are people thinking about them,” Madam asserted.
Camp for Peace was established in 2005 with a goal of contributing to the development, empowerment and self-sustainability of young people in Liberia.
Its mission focuses on the promotion of cultural nonviolence, reconciliation, promotion of education and creating awareness of governance and transformation.