At least 85 children who lost both of their parents to the Ebola Virus Disease, (EVD) at VOA, outside Monrovia yesterday received food aid from Street Child of Liberia.
The children came from 37 families. Yesterday’s distribution was in continuation of Street Child of Liberia’s Ebola Orphan Project to provide food relief to the most vulnerable in the tragic Ebola tragedy.
Heading the distribution was its coordinator, Kaba Y. Moore and team of volunteers, completed a similar intervention for 110 children last Tuesday in Dolo Town, Lower Margibi County.
Moore repeated his organization’s willingness to come to the rescue to children who have become more vulnerable and do not have sources of material support.
“These children are our country’s tomorrow,” he told majority women, who have gathered at a nearby school where the distribution was carried out and who are now caretakers and guardians of the orphan children. “Street Child will be with you in your task to give hope to these children.”
Items distributed included 25kgs bags of rice, Maggie cubes, salts, mattresses, and Agro oil and were given based on family size.
With appreciation in their eyes, the beneficiaries commended Street Child of Liberia for such urgent intervention that would go a long way to provide economic relief to the children.
Additionally, Street Child has its Family Business Grant volunteers who assessed the caretakers and guardians to be able to provide in phase two, a financial grant to put them in petty trading.
“The financial scheme is to ensure sustainability,” Moore said, “since Street Child wants to make sure that what it has started is continued to benefit the children.”
Similar intervention is planned for Tubmanburg, Bomi County and Buchannan, Grand Bassa County in coming days, Street Child of Liberia told the Daily Observer.
Eye witnesses to Street Child intervention have commended the child advocacy group for its humanitarian work, while many others have called on other humanitarian organizations to coordinate efforts with Street Child of Liberia to provide benefits to those who are in dire need of such urgent intervention.
Street Child of Liberia is supported by Street Child UK. Through Street Child UK, Liberia was the only West African country that participated in the second edition of the Street Child World Cup, held in Brazil, with nine boys, upon whose return have been declared as Liberia Youth Ambassadors.