Liberia: Friends In the Media Donates Assorted Food, Non-Food Items to Deaf School

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MONROVIA – A nonprofit association, Friends in the Media (FIM), has donated assorted food and non-food items to the Liberian School for the Deaf in Virginia, Brewerville Township, outside Monrovia.

The donated items included seven bags of rice, bag slippers, cooking oil, sanitary pads, bag of toothbrushes and toothpaste valued at hundreds of United States dollars. 

 Speaking during the donation last Friday (Jan 11), FIM’s Jennie Fallah Wounuah said it was the group’s way of giving back to the society, especially those in dire need of assistance.

Madam Wounuah said the donation was FIM’s way of demonstrating to the deaf and dumb children at the school that they are not forgotten about and that they are part of those who make up the Liberian society.

She indicated that FIM is a non-for profit and non-political group, comprising media and non-media practitioners in the country with liked minds and with the aim of making far-reaching impacts in the lives of the less fortunate and those in dire need of assistance. 

group, comprising media and non-media practitioners in the country with liked minds and with the aim of making far-reaching impacts in the lives of the less fortunate and those in dire need of assistance. 

Madam Wounuah said there are several other less fortunate groups in the country, but FIM decided to take its first donation to inmate of the Deaf School because of their conditions and the need to give them hope that people are thinking about them.

She said FIM hopes to galvanize resources from its growing membership to make impact in society by touching and helping to transform lives.

Speaking through sign language, via an interpreter, the spokesperson for the beneficiary, Darlington Miller, said the donation was timely and will carry them a long way in addressing some of the pressing challenges with which they are faced.

He applauded FIM for the humanitarian gesture, especially for thinking about them as being part of society who need assistance.

He then informed the group about the challenges they are facing including lack of security in an unfenced compound.

The Liberian School of the Deaf has over 80 students, with over thirty of them females.

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