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Save the Children boosts National Disaster Agency

June 21, 2021

By Hassan Gbassay Koroma 

In their effort to promoting effective service delivery,  Save the Children International in Sierra Leone, last Friday, June 18, donated office equipment worth millions of Leones to the National Disaster Management Agency.

Save the Children donated one giant printer, one modern project stationary and other office equipment to the newly established disaster agency. 

The National Disaster Management Agency is established to help save human lives through the prevention of natural disasters, incorporation of disaster prevention into the overall national development process, and promoting domestic and external solidarity in the event of disasters and many others. 

Speaking during the donation at the National Disaster Management Agency office in Freetown, Country Director of Save the Children, Heather Campbell, said they were happy to help the disaster agency with the office equipment to help them do their work efficiently.

She said the world is experiencing disaster every day, stating that  those equipment will enable the agency to work and respond to disaster across the country. 

She said Save the Children is a non-profit organisation that started working in Sierra Leone in 1999 to improve the lives of children through better education, health care, and economic opportunities, as well as providing emergency aid in natural disasters.

 She said they operate in Western Rural and Urban,Kailahun, Pujehun Moyamba and other districts across the country.

Receiving the donation, Acting Director of the National Disaster Management Agency,  Sinneh Mansaray, thanked Save the Children for their support to the office, stating that they were very appreciative of the donation. 

He promised that the equipment donated would be used for the intended purposes and ensure that disaster in the country is prevented and well managed. 

Save the Children is seeking solutions to the challenges faced by children in Sierra Leone through their development and humanitarian and they have reached over 220,915 children directly and 1,759,indirectly with their work across Kailahun,Pujehun, Western Urban (13 City sections Rokupa, Kuntolor,Susan’s Bay, Mabella, Kroo Bay, Grey Bush, Murray Town, Aberdeen, Cockle Bay, Wilberforce, Dwazark,Kanikay, Connaught) and

Western Rural waterloo and Tombo.

In 2018, they reached over 280,000 children and over 65,000 adults with programming, advocacy, and support to government agencies across multiple sectors within their four operational district, including emergency preparedness and response.

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