Young Liberian Humanitarian Urges Citizens to Cater to the Needy in Society

Ms. Bernice Freeman and some students of the Liberian School for the Blind

MONROVIA – A young Liberian humanitarian has called on Liberians to cultivate the spirit of sharing, especially with the needy and vulnerable groups and institutions during these difficult times in the history of the country.

According to Miss Bernice Freeman, the welfare of vulnerable citizens, including the visually impaired, physically challenged should remain the paramount concern of not only the government, but other financially potent Liberians and philanthropic organizations operating in Liberia.

She noted that though government alone cannot do all, citizens who feel abandoned and rejected in the Liberian society should not be forgotten in the midst of a health pandemic, and huge economic constraints the country is presently faced with.

Ms. Freeman made these comments over the week end when she celebrated her birth anniversary with administrators, teachers, care takers and students at the Liberian School for the Blind in Mango Town, outside Monrovia.

She observed that Liberia remains a country faced with numerous challenges, and as such, less fortunate citizens and vulnerable groups should always be extending helping hands by those in the position to do so.

She added that Liberians and others who God has blessed should also be a blessing to others by providing goodwill offerings.

 “We are here today not to show that we have but to give God thanks and praises and to also celebrate with those we think deserve to celebrate with us. We want to take this time to also call on our friends and others who God has blessed not to forget about those who really need your help or assistance”.

Ms. Freeman indicated that the provision of basic necessities and others by citizens and others who are blessed today would help address or alleviate some of the multiple constraints caretakers, parents and others who paid attention or provide for less fortunate and vulnerable citizens go through on a regular basis.

She, however, encouraged the students to take their lessons very seriously if they must be successful in the future.

She urged them to be respectful to not only their parents and teachers, but others.

“My spirit takes the School of the Blind and that the reason I am here. I want you to sing for me, dance for me and eat with me. I want you to also take your studies very serious so you can become someone good tomorrow despite the condition you find yourselves in”.

Ms. Freeman commended the school’s authorities and teachers for their patience in molding the minds of the students both educationally and psychologically.