Center for Peace Education Adds to Ebola Fight

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The Center for Peace Education (CPE), with support from its US-based church, has distributed several medical supplies and anti Ebola materials to two clinics and communities in Brewerville City, Montserrado County.

The items distributed included chlorides, soap, rice, gloves and various types of medical supplies for the fight to contain the spread of the deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD.)

The funding which was used to purchase items distributed was provided to the organization by the United States-based Alfred Street Baptist Church (ASBC).

The items were presented to the leadership of the markets and other places in the Brewerville City. They included the Moulton Corner, RCH Marshall Public Clinic, Banjor Public Clinic and the Red Hill Field.

At the presentation ceremony last Friday, the director for Research and Training, John T. Cooper, said their role is to teach peace as a way of resolving conflict in Liberia, but they could not achieve their objective at the moment due to the Ebola crisis.

He said that as a non-governmental organization, PCE will not sit by and see people die from the EVD, and other curable diseases without assisting, “this is why we decided to make this intervention,” said Mr. Cooper.

At one of the distribution sites, Mr. Cooper paid tribute to health workers who are in the frontline of the Ebola fight and want to see that their fellow men survive.

He said that the Friday’s distribution was the continuation of the entity’s campaign launched on August 26, this year.

 During the heat of the Ebola crisis in Montserrado County, he said, peer mediators, teachers and officials of the organization were in the field educating people on the preventive measures, and at the same time, distributing hand washing buckets, soap and chlorides to those who benefited from the education.

 Beneficiaries of the entity’s donations thanked the organization for the items and prayed that God will give the leadership the ability and strength to continue providing for the needs of the communities.

Earlier, the Founder and Executive Director of the Center, Mainlehwon E. Vonhn, expressed gratitude to the Alfred Street Baptist Church—his home church in the US for coming to their aid with financial and spiritual resources which the people of Liberia needed the most.

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