The Universities of Liberia Fraternity Bond, (ULFB) a philanthropist organization, over the weekend brought smiles to a number of young orphans in the port city of Buchanan, Grand Bassa.
The organization, which comprises graduates of various universities in the country, donated to the God Heritage Charity Orphanage and the Todcad Charity Orphanage homes in Grand Bassa County, 50 bags of 100lb-rice, 31 mattress, 2 bags of children’s toys, 3 cartons of note books, 30 pieces of mosquito nets, 4 bags of used clothing, 1 carton of chalk and several pairs of used shoes Presenting the items, The President of ULFB, Prince Koinah, explained that his organization was proud to help needy orphans during this festive season. He put the cost of the items at over four thousand United States dollars (US$ 4,000.00).
According to Mr. Koinah, his organization is a social movement that believes in helping the downtrodden and less fortunate people. He said ULFB is a philanthropic organization that seeks to give hope to the hopeless for the betterment of society.
The donation he added was made possible through voluntary contributions from members of the organization over the year. He noted that his organization since last year has begun identifying with people in need.
A caregiver at one of the two orphanages, Mother Dorothy Kumeh, who received the items on behalf of her home, lauded ULFB for the gesture and promised that it would be use to adequately benefit the children.
Mother Kumeh, while shedding tears, disclosed that her orphanage home has been surviving through donations from the United Nations Peace Keepers assigned in the county.
She said that efforts to attract some help from county officials, donors and the government have turned out a waste of time.
“I usually go to the UN Peace Keepers to ask for food so that these orphans can have something to eat. The peacekeepers are doing extremely well for the children and me, as they always come to our aid,” Mother Kumeh stressed.
J. Fallah Kokoe, founder of the Todcad Charity Orphanage Home called the donation a dream come true for the children.
Founder Kokoe said that the orphans had no hope of celebrating the New Year well, due to the difficulties they were going through. He said the children were not eating regularly because they have no food and they were also sleeping on top of wood, strapped together with cords, forming veritable rafts of hard-wood to sleep on, lacking mattresses.
Kokoe said that he was doing everything to help make the children happy, but found it difficult to bring them that joy they need.
“This orphanage home was established more than 10 years ago and if you took a look at the in- side of the building, you would find that the orphans are sleeping comfortably.
He promised to use the items for the intended purpose, and called on other well-meaning Liberians to follow the good example of Universities of Liberia Fraternity Bond.