NOVEMBER 25, 2014 By Alhaji Issa Mansaray
Conforti Community Aid Children’s Organization (CCACO), in partnership with the Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs, last week donated 400 Veronica buckets, chlorine, Dettol and soap to 36 partner schools and eight churches, worth over Le30 million.
The group was sponsored by Freetown Society in partnership with Hull Society.
At a ceremony at their head office in Calaba Town, east of Freetown, vice chairman of Hull Society of Freetown, Raymond de Souza George, congratulated CCACO and the ministries of Health and Sanitation, and Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs for the laudable work in impacting the lives of their beneficiaries. He also thanked God for touching the hearts of their counterpart – Freetown Society of Hull – for their invaluable input and investment.
Senior Social Service Officer at the Ministry of Social Welfare, Mrs. Fanny S. Bundor, said that since the outbreak her ministry and their partners have been working hard to promote health, noting that the Ebola virus has seriously affected society directly and indirectly. She said the ministry was grateful to their partners and commended CCACO for the ‘wonderful gesture’, and expressed hope that the beneficiaries use the items to eradicate Ebola in the country.
Administrative Officer of the Freetown City Council, Madam Fatmata Kanneh, appreciated the effort of Freetown Hull Society and CCACO and expressed hope that the beneficiaries will make good use of the materials donated.
Earlier, in his welcome address, Chief Executive Officer of CCACO, Mr. Francis Mason, said they are working closely with other partners to mitigate the challenges of Ebola, and that the donation was one way of accomplishing that goal, which includes to inculcate the culture of hand washing.
The beneficiaries expressed thanks and appreciation to CCACO for the donation, while several speakers commended the organization.