SOS donates to Ebola orphans


June 17, 2015 By Regina Pratt

Social Organisation Society (SOS) has donated assorted items to Ebola orphans in Freetown, Bo and Makeni.

In Freetown, the Mother and Child Rehabilitation Centre, temporary centre housing about 20 Ebola orphans, received 97 chairs and tables and 20 packets of toys and second hand clothing on Saturday, 13 June.

While presenting the items, interim emergency response coordinator, Benoi Williams said the donation was made possible thank to funds from the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs,  Herman Gmeiner Funds and Conrad Hilton Foundation in the United States of America.

He called on the beneficiaries to put to good use the items, especially the chairs and tables, adding that the project commenced in December 2014 and will end this December.

Receiving the items, director of the centre, Reverend Ralph Williams, said he appreciated the effort of SOS in making the wonderful and timely donation to the centre.

He thanked SOS for recognising the centre and prayed that the Memorandum of Understanding between the two institutions would continue as they appeal for more donations for the centre.

Also, similar donations were made to the Interim Care Centre at St. Mary’s Children’s Homes in Bo and the Interim Care Centre in Makeni.
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9 children in Bo and Makeni received 10 bags of rice (50kg), 10 bundles of water, 12 gallons of cooking oil, 12 gallons of palm oil, 9 parcels of second hand clothing for boys and girls, 20 tin of sardines, 12 cups of cocoa powder, 6 tin of luncheon meat, 6 tin of baked beans and 30 cups of sugar.