Liberia: Youth Organization Gives Helping Hands to the Orphanages and the Physically-challenged
Monrovia – Dream Volunteerism (DV), a youth organization, has donated food and disinfectants along with nosemasks to several care homes, including Love A Child Orphanage, Amazing Grace Orphanage, and Mission of Hope for the Disables. DV also extended its helping hands to several elders within the Fendall and the FDA Communities.
DV is a youth empowerment and volunteer-driven organization. Its initiative is geared towards identifying with under-privileged children and physically-challenged people to buttress government efforts to address the economic impact the virus has caused.
Speaking at the Amazing Grace Orphanage in 72nd Community, where DV began its donation, DV’s Executive Director Michael Burke said they were giving the items as a a way of buttressing their efforts in order to keep the children healthy and happy.
“We are not blinded to the difficulties that you people go through in normal times, and we are certainly aware that this pandemic has even worsened your situations, but we are grateful that there’s hope at the crossroad,” Burke said.
The donation was made possible by the benevolence of members and other humanitarians who are compassionate about helping underprivileged children and people with disabilities.
DV is a partner to Naymote Partners for Democratic Development implementing the Community Action Platform Against the COVID-19 project in Districts #4 and 6 in Montserrado County.
In the coming weeks, the institution as part of the Community Action Platform Against the COVID-19 project will conduct massive awareness in both districts engaging community residents to adhere to the approved preventive measures, social distancing and educating them about signs and symptoms of the virus.
At the Amazing Grace Orphanage, a board member of the organization, Keith Nyankun, presented their items to the orphanage.
“Our organization cannot solve the shortage of food supply neither do we have the resources to solve the needs of your institution but we have come with these little gifts, particularly our staple food, rice, and sanitary materials to let you know that we are truly concerned about your wellbeing and to help your stay alive during this pandemic,” Nyankun said.
In response, the secretary of the Mission of Hope for Disabled in the Jacobs Town Community, Ms. Konah Kermie, appreciated DV for the kind gesture. Ms. Kermie encouraged other institutions and other well-meaning citizens to identify with them during the time of the pandemic.
She stated that in addition to being self-supported, the Mission of Hope Disable operates a high school, which helps them raise funds for the home’s upkeep .
“Due to the closure of schools, we are currently facing challenges to cater to the needs of these kids,” Kermie said.
According to the secretary of the Mission of Hope for the Disabled, the mission is transforming the lives of many disabled. Kermie added: “They are not roaming the streets begging. Disabled kids are being educated to become productive citizens despite their conditions.”