The Community Base Initiative (CBI), a local non-government organization founded by Dr. Mosoka Fallah, last Friday paid the tuition for 190 orphans and Ebola survivors that are attending schools in Montserrado and Margibi counties.
Some of the schools accommodating the students are Life Saving Center System, Linda Glover Christian Foundation both in West Point Community, Mary Sharp Memorial School, Water Street, among others. The beneficiaries are 65 percent female.
CBI Director, Dr. Fallah said he established the organization after the end of the devastating Ebola virus disease in order to help less fortunate children and Ebola survivors around the country.
He said the assistance his organization is providing to the students was made possible through the help of several institutions based in the United States.
Dr. Fallah said CBI is a not-for-profit organization that seeks assistance from other institutions and individuals to reach out to the underprivileged children, especially those who survived the Ebola disease.
In addition to his financial assistance to the orphans, Dr. Fallah has opened a computer school for five female students of the Ebola Survivor Group to empower them to acquire computer skills.
A caretaker of one of the Ebola survivors, Madam Finda Johnson of West Point, narrated how her elder brother died from the virus in August, 2014 followed by the death of his mother also from the deadly disease.
Finda said she is currently taking care of four of the children left behind by her brother. They are being supported by CBI. The children are Kumba Yonda, a fourth grader, Ruth Johnson, 2nd grade, Eliza Yonda, First grade, and Sarah Yonda, 2nd grade.
Student Kumba Yonda, an Ebola survivor, who attends the Linda Glover Foundation School thanked CBI for supporting her in school. She explained that CBI has been paying her school fees at two different schools in the West Point Community.
Little Kumba prayed that God would continue to provide for CBI so it can continue to support the needy children, some of whom are not in school.