Liberia: Humanitarian Organization Donates Rice, Other Items to Orphanage Amid Covid-19


Kakata – An American-Liberian non-for-profit organization, Children’s Healthcare International Program Incorporated (CHIP, INC.), Wednesday, May 20, donated anti-covid-19 and food items to several orphanages in Margibi and Montserrado Counties.

By Yawah Y. Jaivey in Margibi County

The donation is in continuation of CHIP’s on-going coronavirus awareness and distributions of food and anti-covid-19 materials to various vulnerable groups in Liberia.

Making remarks at the Peter W. Sayklon Orphanage on the Kakata-Bong Mines highway in Margibi County, Mr. Jos Garneo Cephas, Sr., member of the coordinating team of CHIP, said they are focusing their help to people with special needs, including the orphans, disabled and visually impaired.

Cephas told FrontPageAfrica that since the outbreak of the Covid-19 in Liberia, CHIP-Liberia has made several donations and created awareness in several communities in the two counties.

He stated that their first donation was in the month of April; it constituted handwashing buckets. The buckets were given to 50 households in the Sugar Hill Community in Kakata.

He further stated that they also made their second donation in the same April. This time, they gave out 34 bags of 25-kg rice, six of the five-gallon containers of red oil, carton of vita cube and five cartons of fresh fish to several vulnerable groups.

“Through the efforts of Madam Isabella E. Jacobs, who is in the US Military, the organization obtained 1000 tailored-made facemasks for distribution to Liberians,” he added.

Some of these masks were given to several vulnerable groups, including the Children Future Program and the Little Angel Daycare and Orphanage, along with market women in Todee District, Montserrado County.

During the Wednesday donation at the Peter W. Sayklon Orphanage, Cephas used the occasion to lecture the over 60 orphans and caregivers on the deadly coronavirus prevention methods, including handwashing.

He also presented 100 pieces of locally-made facemasks, six bags of 25-kg rice, carton of fresh fish and five gallons of red oil to the administrators of orphanage.

Rev. Martha T. W. Sayklon, founder/administrator received the items on behalf of the orphans. Rev. Sayklon extended her gratitude to CHIP-Liberia for selecting her institution to benefit from its on-going distribution of anti-covid-19 and food items.

“We want to say thank you Mother Margaret Sie-Tolbert, Executive Director of Children’s Healthcare International Program Incorporated for helping the needy during this period of health crisis in Liberia. We are praying that you can get more funding to extend assistance to other kids across Liberia mainly in the leeward counties,” Rev. Sayklon said.