January 8, 2018 By Ibrahim Tarawallie
The charity organisation Cotton Tree Humanitarian Development Foundation on December 25, 2017 celebrated the birth of Jesus Christ by providing cooked food and other items to kids in Segbwema Township and patients at the Nixon Memorial Methodist Hospital.
The items and food provided were received with joy and celebration by especially patients at the hospital, who sang songs of praise to the founder of the organisation.
They commended the organisation for always celebrating Christmas holiday with them and prayed for God’s guidance and direction in their planned activities and programmes.
“We are so happy. We feel today like our colleagues in other areas who are fortunate. We appreciate this support from the founder Madam Sillah and we hope she will continue with her good work,” they said.
They called on other individuals and organisations across the country to emulate the footsteps of Cotton Tree Humanitarian Foundation by providing them with relief support and succour.
It could be noted that this is not the first for the charitable organisation, which used to be ‘Housed of Hope Segbwema’ to support children and patients. During the outbreak of the Ebola virus disease the organisation provided food stuff to inmates at some orphanage homes in the city of Freetown.
As a show of her love, care and passion for children, especially the less fortunate ones, Chief Executive Officer and Founder Fatmata Sillah joined her team to present the cooked food and other items to children and patients.
The donation, she said, was planned because she felt it was the right time to feed the hungry and provide them with other things to put smile on their faces on the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ.
According to her, the rationale behind setting up the organisation was to save humanity and the less fortunate children across the length and breathe of the country.
“I felt obliged to support less fortunate children across the country, but more especially those in Segbwema Town. This is a way of giving back to where I come from and I have plans in kind to continue supporting less privileged children to live a comfortable life like others,” she said and added that Christmas is a day of joy and happiness.
While expressing her determination and commitment to help improve the lives of children, Madam Sillah is seeking support from organisations and individuals both at home and abroad to fund her planned programmes.