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ARFWA CEO commemorates Day of the African Child

June 22, 2021

By Regina Pratt

  Beneficiaries from the fire incident at Kingtom Police Barracks

On Saturday June 19, the Chief Executive Officer of Sierra Leone Army Retirees and Fallen Hero’s Wives Association, Mrs. Kula Marah, who stays in the United States,with support from the mobilization and coordination unit of Thorough Empowerment, Education and Development for Women and Girls in Africa, (TEEDWOGA),commemorated the Day of the African Child.

Mrs. Kula Marah, who was in town representing the late Major Emmeh M. Marah Foundation International in collaboration with Rev. Chigozie, donated to children in need as they commemorated the day.

They also donated to the Milton Margai School for the Blind, 8 families of the Kingtom Police Barracks fire incident who lost all they had and Blessed Mokabba  at Sibthorpe Street in Freetown.

Head teacher at Blind School,Sallieu  Turay,welcomed the visitors and  thanked the CEO for her timely vision in making  the donation.

 He prayed that more Sierra Leoneans will follow their example.

One of the beneficiaries at the Kingtom Police Barracks, thanked the donors for their gesture and noted that was timely and pray for the foundation to develop more and more, as each family received a bag of rice and other food items, including toiletries, kitchen utensils, buckets and few clothing.

Mrs. Josephine Nabay,Proprietor of the Mokabba Community, appreciated the CEO and the late Major Emmeh M. Marah Foundation Int.  for their vision,and prayed that they succeed in moving the foundation forward.

She said since the hospital was established some 17 years ago, that was the second time she had received support from an organization.

She appealed for more support like hospital equipments, medicine and food items from the public and other humanitarian organisations.

On her part,Mrs. Kula responded that “half a loaf is better than none”.

The CEO said the Late Major Emmeh M. Marah Foundation Int. was founded to continue the good work of the fallen senior military officer, who died in active service.

She said the late fallen soldier started the act of giving even when he was still in the army-rendering helping hands  to lower rank personnel and their children.

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