Ebola Orphans Aid

by Advocacy Initiative for Development (AID)
Ebola Orphans Aid

Through the Ebola Orphans Aid project, AID Sierra Leone has been supporting children orphaned by the deadly Ebola virus. We've been able to use the funds raised so far through the GlobalGiving platform to help provide much needed food, clothing, school supplies, trauma counselling for at least 20 Orphans in the country. The organization also carried out radio sensitization programs on stigmatization, marginalization and abuse in respect of Ebola Orphans.

Regardless of the challenges we face, the organization is determined and committed to providing much needed food, clothing, school materials, and social counselling to orphans in Sierra Leone.

We would like to express our sincere gratitude to our partners and friends who donated their hard-earned cash towards this project through the GlobalGiving platform.

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AID Sierra Leone provided additional school and food items to 5 orphans in the northern region of Makeni. Five other orphans in Freetown also received school and councelling supports. The organization continued providing sensitization programs  on stigmatization, marginalization and abuse in respect of Ebola Orphans in the country.

Even though resources to support children orphaned by the deadly Ebola virus are limited, our organization is determined and committed to providing much needed food, clothing, school materials, and social counselling to orphans in Sierra Leone.

The organization is grateful to our partners and friends who donated their hard-earned  cash in support of Ebola Orphans in Sierra Leone through the GlobalGiving platform.

 

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Since our last project report, our organization provided additional support with food, clothing, school items and trauma counselling for 10 Orphans in the western area of Freetown and 5 in the northern region of Makeni. We were also able to provide school items and food for 5 orphans in a new region - Kono. Throughout the period under review, we also continued our sensitization programs  on stigmatization, marginalization and abuse in respect of Ebola Orphans.

An Ebola Orphan caregiver who received some school items and food supplies from us in respect of one orphan under her care has this to say: 

"I am so happy and grateful for the books, uniforms, pencils, pens and food I received from AID Sierra Leone for one of the orphans by the name of Fatmata Kamara, presently under my care here in Makeni. May God continue to bless and provide for AID Sierra Leone so that they can continue supporting Ebola Orphans in Makeni and other parts of the country."

We would also like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to our partners and friends who donated their hard-earned  cash in support of Ebola Orphans in Sierra Leone through the GlobalGiving platform.

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In Sierra Leone, the Ebola virus was first detected in the Eastern part of the country, Kialahun on the 25th May 2014. The outbreak was new in West Africa, especially Sierra Leone. It was said a woman from that district visited neighboring Guinea which shares a border with Sierra Leone to witness a funeral ceremony, on her return, she fell sick and died. All the family members who helped her also got sick and died. From that unusual incident, the villagers reported to the only established hospital for such cases in the country in Kenema which is also located in the same region. At the Kenema referral hospital, it was discovered that it was indeed the Ebola virus that has surfaced in that community.

It is sad to note that within the first six to twelve months of the outbreak the entire country was hit with the virus which had spread to all fourteen districts which includes western area, Fretown.

Through the Ebola Orphans Aid  project, our organization aims at supporting at least 500 children orphaned by the deadly Ebola virus. The funds raised so far through the GlobalGiving platform has enabled us provide much needed food, clothing, school supplies, trauma counselling for at least 40 Orphans in Freetown and 20 Orphans in Makeni. Also, some sensitization programs with regards stigmatization, marginalization and abuse were carried out by the organization. 

We would like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to our partners and friends who donated their hard-earned  cash towards this project through the GlobalGiving platform.

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Advocacy Initiative for Development (AID)

Location: Aurora, Colorado - USA
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Twitter: @AIDforAfricans
Project Leader:
Abraham Akempta
Dallas, Texas United States

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