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House of Hope fetes orphanage homes

OCTOBER 30, 2014 By Ibrahim Tarawallie

As the Ebola virus disease continues to ravage the country and killing hundreds of Sierra Leoneans, the charity organisation House of Hope-Segbwema yesterday donated food items as well as bars of soap worth millions of Leones to three orphanage homes in the east and west of the city.

The beneficiary homes include the Network of Children in Need at Allen Town, God’s Will Children’s Home at Grafton, and the Rainy Season at Spur Road.

According to organisation’s contact person, Tamba Milton Dugba, the donation was the initiative of the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of House of Hope-Segbwema, Madam Fatmata Sillah, who thought it prudent to assist inmates at orphanage homes at a time when the nation is grappling with the Ebola virus.

“House of Hope-Segbwema was formed in 2012 but we are yet to start full operation because of the outbreak of the Ebola virus disease in May this year,” said Mr. Dugba, who assured the beneficiaries of more support from the organisation. “With support from our CEO and Founder who is currently in London, we mobilized ourselves to make this humble donation. Please take this as our own little contribution to you. Let us pray for this crisis to end.”

He informed the beneficiaries that similar donations have been made to some orphanage homes in the Western Area, and asked them to pray for the organisation so that it could achieve its objective of helping the vulnerable in society.

Also, the organization’s Founder and CEO, Fatmata Sillah, told Concord Times from London that her heart is always with her compatriots and that she would have been on the ground by now to help sensitise and organise her communities on the Ebola outbreak but funding for her project is in short supply.

“In fact, I am undertaking the current venture through meagre savings I have with banks back home in Sierra Leone. Once I am able to attract funding, I will be joining the government and my people in the fight to eradicate Ebola,” she said.

Receiving the items, Founder of Network of Children in Need, Inna Maria Kamara, expressed her profound thanks and appreciation to the organization, especially its CEO Madam Sillah, for the gesture.

“Let me thank you very much for this kind gesture which will go a long way in catering for inmates in the home. I am very much pleased with this support because this is what we need. I started this work some 39 years ago,” she said, while praying for God to continue to bless the benefactor.

Similar sentiments were also expressed by the Caregiver at the God’s Will Children’s Home at Grafton, Margret Tucker, who stated that food and clothing were what they needed most.

The final set of donation was made to the Rainy Season at Spur Road in the west of the city.

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