The Country Director of Adventist Relief Agency (ADRA), Mr. Anthony Zaizay, has called on Breath of Life Seventh Day Adventist students to make good hygiene practices a part of their daily lives.
He spoke at a back to school program held over the weekend at the school’s campus in Monrovia.
Mr. Zaizay attributed the spread of the Ebola Virus Disease to the lack of proper hygiene, something he said contributed immensely to Ebola infections in the country. This, he said, led to the death of many and stalled the academic activities of students in the country.
He urged the students to heed the preventive measures from the Ministry of Health and partners to keep them safe.
Zaizay called on students to focus on their studies and keep themselves safe from contracting any disease by practicing proper hygiene.
“Education is very critical to the wellbeing of every human being,” he said, while encouraging students to take up the challenge to become future leaders of Liberia through their studies.
He urged the students not to be complacent, adding, “Ebola is still around and so protect yourself by practicing good hygiene. We still have Guinea going through the crisis.”
The Country Director then turned over food and school materials to assist the students.
Student representative Annie Topoe, in response, applauded the ADRA Country Director for his donations to the school during the height of the Ebola crisis.
She said that the back to school celebration was organized to thank God for protecting their lives during the Ebola crisis.
She said that fear of the spread of the Ebola virus forced schools to close for six months “and out of those months God kept the students safe and over 100 students returned to school in good health.”
She promised, on behalf of the students, to practice proper hygiene to prevent them from falling sick.