Over 2,000 students of the Jimmy Jolocon High School, located on Somalia Drive, were advised to continuously observe the Ebola preventive measure in order to curb the transmission of the Ebola virus.
The students were informed that the country needs their commitment, particularly in washing their hands, abstaining from eating monkeys and bats, and avoid touching sick and dead bodies.
The President of the Football to Develop the Destitute (FODEDE), Mr. Wallace Weiah, said for the virus to be entirely wipe out from the country, it needs everybody’s participation.
The FODEDE boss made the statement yesterday when he presented an anti-Ebola banner, designed by a South African group, WHIZZ Kid United to Jimmy Jolocon High School.
The banner, with the picture of kids washing their hands, also dramatized preventive measures against the pandemic.
The Executive Director of FODEDE, Michael Gilayeneh, told the students “Ebola is everyone’s business.”
He admonished them to perform the message on the banner, and let the main character, Hanna help the younger students to get the message.
Mr. Gilayeneh told the children to responsibly protect themselves, their families and their society.
FODEDE’s Media Consultant Henry Flomo said Liberians would continue to live in fear with the existence of the virus, amongst us; therefore, there is a need for everybody to fight the deadly virus.
Mr. Flomo, who is also the Communication Officer of the Liberia Football Association (LFA) said FODEDE believe that if every student will always wash his or her hands, stop eating monkeys and bats and abstain from touching or sick or dead bodies, Liberia will be free of the virus in the shortest possible time.
In separate response, Edwin Philips and Alymatta Turay of the 12th grade class, thanked FODEDE for the caution and appealed to their fellow students to take the Ebola preventive measures seriously.
The Acting Principal of Jimmy Jolocon, Mr. Amos Doe, also added voice to express gratitude to FODEDE as well as reminding the students that the school will enforce Ebola preventive measure.
FODEDE partnered with Pro-Life Media last September to create awareness by parading on Somalia Drive; and also with Blanco Football Club to distribute 21 thermometers to 21 churches in Gardnersville-Barnersville vicinity; and donated food items to orphanage homes in that same locality.
FODEDE, founded in 2007, uses football as a catalyst in restoring the hope of people who have been greatly affected as a result of prolong period of the civil crisis in Liberia.