March 31, 2015 By Ibrahim Tarawallie
The charity organization House of Hope Segbwema last Thursday (March 26) provided food items worth millions of leones to Ebola orphans at the St. George’s Foundation Orphanage Home in Grafton and less privileged children at Mission Street, Tombo highway in the Western Rural.
It should be noted that this is not the first time the charitable organization is supporting vulnerable children as well as those that have lost their parents or guardians to the Ebola virus since the outbreak of the disease in May 2014, as few months back House of Hope donated similar items to orphanage homes at Jui, Waterloo and Spur Road respectively.
As a demonstration of her love and passion for children, especially the less fortunate ones, the CEO and founder of House of Hope Segbwema, Fatmata Sillah, joined the team to present the food items for the welfare of the children.
The donation, she said, was not planned but that due to the three-day ‘sit-at-home’ instituted by the government to give a final push to getting to zero Ebola cases, she felt it was the right time to feed the hungry.
Madam Sillah expressed delight at the warm reception received from children at the St. George’s Foundation Orphanage Home. She assured the kids and the management of the home that the donation will not be the last they will be receiving from her organization.
She explained that the objective of setting up House of Hope is to save humanity and the less privileged children in the country.
“My heart is with Sierra Leone and I decided to come because I wanted to be with my people,” she said.
Receiving the items, the foundation’s Admin and Human Resource Officer, Nicolas Geinda, thanked the organization for their support, describing it as timely because they were in need of such support to cater for the children.
“This support shows that we have people out there who are thinking about us. We appreciate it very much and we hope it will not be the last support to the home,” he said.
The package provided to each child includes oil, onions, tomato paste, magi, rice and bundles of pure water.