April 5, 2016 By Hassan G. Koroma
Imatrix 101 has come to the aid of Initiative for Women and Girls Empowerment (IWGE), providing them with Le11 million to let a house, after they were thrown out of their original address at Wellington.
Presenting the cheque to the Coordinator of IWGE last week, Imatrix 101 General Manager of Operations, Philip Maxwell, said the donation was part of the company’s corporate social responsibility.
Maxwell said that they decided to assist the organisation based on advice of a team set up to check on institutions that they should help.
“They needed a home to continue to take care of the 35 children as they have been evicted from their original home. They have already secured one at Magnus Street, Wellington, but they don’t have the funds to pay the rent. We are happy to have been able to help them cater for children under their direct supervision,” he said and added that their main focus for this year was education.
According to him, they have a strong belief that by creating a happy home for the children the latter could live healthily with sound minds in a conducive learning environment.
He said his organization craves to assist the orphanage further by developing their educational initiative, which would be rolled out by the end of the year.
‘We will be monitoring them as time goes on and we hope to do more for them in the coming years. This is not the first time we are helping them. We will concentrate more on education because we believe it is the key to the country’s development,” he added.
Receiving the cheque, a representative of IGWE, Margaret Kpakiwa said: “It is a big relief for me and my team. I am lost for words. I am very happy and I now believe that the children will continue to have a home due to this great assistance from Imatrix 101.”
Imatrix 101 is a clearing and forwarding, logistic, shipping, media and advertising company that commenced operation in Sierra Leone in 2007.