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WMA, IHH support orphans with millions of Leones

NOVEMBER 5, 2014 By Alhaji Mansaray

The Wellington Muslims Association (WMA), in collaboration with IHH of Turkey, has dished out millions of Leones to over four hundred (400) orphans nationwide as their support towards the welfare of the kids. The ceremony was held at the secretariat of WMA at the Wellington Industrial Estate in the east of Freetown.

Speaking at the ceremony, the president of WMA, Alhaji Osman Dumbuya, expressed his thanks and appreciation to the Almighty Allah and to the sponsors, IHH of Turkey for making the program possible. He encouraged the guardians of the children to use the money towards supporting their welfare, and prayed for Allah to bless the benefactors, and the government and people of Turkey.

Alhaji Dumbuya admonished the children to focus on their academic work, noting that all their support is coming from Turkey through their international representative, Deamad Amadu Conteh and his wife, Mrs. Musu Quendeh Conteh. He offered prayers for them.

Commenting on the present situation in the country, Alhaji Dumbuya reminded all to avoid body contact and to always offer prayers for the Ebola disease to be eradicated from Sierra Leone and in other affected West African countries. He called on the various Mosque authorities to always remind their congregations about the need to avoid body contact, urging them to keep some reasonable distance from one and another during prayers.

The international representative of the Wellington Muslims Association, Mr. Deamad Amadu Conteh, informed the beneficiaries that their sponsors are not rich but they are supporting them on humanitarian grounds. He encouraged the children to take their academic work very seriously, stressing that the guardians of the kids should use the money in the interest of the children.

He said he can never feel satisfied and fulfilled until the children attain their full potentials of being highly-placed personalities that contribute meaningfully towards the development of society.

Speaking on the deadly Ebola disease, Mr. Conteh urged all to abide by the ABC rule, which is ‘avoid body contact’. “Remember that Ebola does not choose whether you are poor or rich,” he said, adding that they were able to secure 55 scholarships for the orphaned children through the effort of his wife, Mrs. Musu Quendeh Conteh.

Mr. Conteh noted that the Wellington Muslims Association comprises of God-fearing people, especially their president, Alhaji Osman Dumbuya.

In her statement, Mrs. Musu Quendeh Conteh also implored the children to take their school work seriously, thus encouraging them to always follow the radio teaching program as 30% of what is being taught in the program will be used in the children’s continuous assessment.

The children and their guardians thanked the Wellington Muslims Association and IHH of Turkey for the support given to the kids.

The ceremony was climaxed with the distribution of Ebola preventive materials to the kids and to various communities.

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