The World Outreach Ministries and Social Services Incorporated (WOMASSI), has put smiles on the faces of over 100 children by providing free meals to them on Lynch and Benson streets over the weekend.
The feeding program put the children in a celebratory moods as they received cooked rice, biscuits, candies and soft drinks.
The initiative according to the Founder and President of WOMASSI, Ms. Judy Edvaline Stryker, is to help under privileged children as part of the organization’s mandate to respond to the less fortunate.
In his remarks, the Executive Board of WOMASSI, Atty. Kojo Ross, said the organization provides advocacy, referrals, recreation and academic services for the less fortunate.
He said there are many school going children in Liberia who want to go to school or who are already in school but are financially incapable of continuing with their education.
“Some do not have food to eat and this is where WOMASSI comes in to help,” he said.
Giving a brief history of WOMASSI, Ms. Stryker, said it was founded 20 years ago and has been functioning in Liberia for the past 17 years.
WOMASSI, she said, has established partnership with the Presbyterian Church in Monrovia; the Presbyterian Todee Mission; Mother Wleh Orphanage; St. Teresa’s Convent and Lutheran of Our Savior Church. Other partners are Clay Ashland; the City of Paynesville Public School; Amadoo
Town, including Amadoo Town Baptist Church in Bomi, County; along with the CEP Technical Training Program.
Ms. Stryker said WOMASSI is self-supportive and receives donations from Sam Stryker and Stryker Funeral Home (in Liberia), the Stryker Family, USA and the Princeton United Methodist Church Women in New Jersey, USA.
Others are the First International Baptist Church (FIBC) in the USA.
She said the organization’s USA Board is chaired by Bishop Jennifer Trucheurte, while its Liberia Board is chaired by Mr. Kwame T. Ross, former LINSU president.
The organization has so far fed over 3,000 persons, given over 500 care and hygienic items, and given gifts and toys to over 2,000 children.
She commended the organization’s many friends, volunteers and donors in Liberia and the USA, especially Rev. Townsend and the First Presbyterian Church for their many help.