Mosques, Schools Get Anti-Ebola Materials

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To support the fight against the deadly Ebola virus in the country, the Mandela Washington Fellowship-Liberia in partnership with the United States Embassy donated several anti-Ebola materials to mosques and schools last Tuesday in Monrovia, valued at USD11, 000.00.

Under the theme ‘Ebola Must Go,’ items donated included thermometer guns, Clorax, chlorine and two decorated tanks to each school and mosque.

“This is our way of contributing to the fight against the deadly Ebola virus and will also like to defeat the argument that Ebola is over and therefore we must avoid being complacent about Ebola being out of Liberia,” Mr. Sedekie B. Kamara said.

He explained that with the high reduction of Ebola cases throughout the country, it is necessary to continue to observe preventive measures especially in public gatherings, including schools, churches and mosques.  

Mr. Kamara said their selection of the various mosques and schools is due the huge number of people who congregate there at various times.

Meanwhile, the Chief Imam of the Salafiya Grammar School Mosque, Salah Sheriff, lauded the Mandela Washington Fellowship-Liberia and the United States Embassy for the support in the fight against the virus.

He explained that the virus hampered many regular activities in 2014, and called on Liberians to take Ebola preventive measures in all seriousness.

In remarks, Robert J. Tanookpuwah of the United States Embassy Cultural Affairs Department said, “We’ll continue to work with young people, along with the Mandela Washington Fellowship to support community initiatives.”

Mosques and their schools that benefitted from the donation included the Gurley Street Mosque, 24 Street Mosque, 17 Street Mosque, Neezoe Mosque, Buchanan Mosque, Gbarnga Central Mosque, among others.

The Mandela Washington Fellowship is United States’ President Barrack Obama’s initiative intended to give support to young people that will help to impact them in their communities.

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