January 27, 2015 By Ibrahim Jaffa Condeh
A non-governmental organisation, Pikin Bizness, last week donated assorted food items to 28 Ebola survivors worth millions of Leones, at the Police Training School, Hastings.
According to Chief Executive Officer of Pikin Bizness, Adonis Abboud, the 28 Ebola survivors have become ambassadors who will help sensitize their compatriots on how to live safely.
“On behalf of my organisation, I heartily congratulate the discharged negative Ebola viral disease patients for going through the hard period of a deadly epidemic,” Mr. Abboud said and also commended military personnel at the two Ebola treatment centres at Hastings, few kilometers outside Freetown.
Both centres have churned out hundreds of survivors since September last year, and they are entirely manned by Sierra Leoneans.
Director of Children’s Affairs at the Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs, Joyce Kamara, said the government of Sierra Leone was working assiduously to provide quality education for children whose parents have died from the Ebola viral disease.
“Today you have been tested negative of the Ebola viral disease and you must avoid having sexual intercourse for three months, as this will help others not to contract the virus,” She admonished.