We-Care Foundation, a not-for-profit local education entity recently launched its Ebola response campaign under the theme, “Waiting Out the Ebola Crisis.”
At the launch in the Township of West Point, the Foundation distributed over 100 parcels of assorted education materials, which included flyers depicting the danger of the Ebola virus disease (EVD), among other dangers associated with the disease.
During the launch, We-Care executive director, T. Michael Weah, explained among other things that the program geared towards the distribution of over 10,000 packages containing Rbola prevention fliers, bumper stickers, books, copybooks, pencils, etc.
“This is our direct response to the schools and the school-going age children though all learning institutions have remained closed, the need for the students to keep learning as well as wait for the containment of the EVD, Mr. Weah told the school-going age children as he distributed the items among them.
According to him, the distribution exercise targets over 10,000 households in all poverty-stricken communities across the country.
We-Care, Mr. Weah said, will also address the immediate need including the dissemination of all necessary awareness and or sensitization that are desperately needed to preventthe the spread of the disease.
The packages will provide information on how to keep safe from Ebola disease, and will at the same time, keep the kids safe away from streets and coming in contact with crowds. It will also keep the children busy with reading and learning as the country await the end of the Ebola crisis at which time schools will open.
We-Care presently works in the areas of training teachers, writers illustrators, librairians, establishing librairies, and publishing culturally relevant children books through its Reading Library Program.
The entity operates the We- Care library that is located Carey and Gurley streets with its internet facilities. As a result of the the Ebola crisis, library is closed to the public.
It recent distribution is parts of the fight to defeat Ebola from Liberia.