Fighting The Outbreak of Ebola in Liberia

by Vision Awake Africa for Development
Fighting The Outbreak of Ebola in Liberia

It has been six years now since the Ebola outbreak in Liberia and that led thousands of people dead and thousands of children orphaned. Our team was totally involved in the fight of the epidemic, we partner with government, national and international organizations but our major partners were The Ministry of Health, MercyCrops, and More Than Me. During this time it was a difficult and sad movement for the country.  With effort made by the world and brave Liberian, we finally defeated Ebola but Ebola left behind a great task for us to handle and is the Orphans. Since we were involved with the fight, we decided to help those kids who lost their parents to this epidemic and since we have been working these kids in different institutions in three counties Bong, Margibi, and Montserrado Counties. We want to thank all those people who have put support behind us to meet the need of these kids. We appreciate all of the support and commitment that you gave us during the outbreak of the epidemic but right now it is challenging for us to continue to the project since we are no longer getting the support needed to continue the educational sponsorship that will give these kids better future. 
Please again look into your and continue the sponsorship of these kids, the world has to be a better place for us to live, there is a need to invest in the future of the young one.
Thank you again, and I'm proud of you because you are making a difference.
It has really is really difficult for us to continue with the Ebola orphans since there is no incoming donation. Right now have only one donor who is donating around $50,00 on a monthly basis and this cannot help the number of students we are dealing with. Due to the lack of support, we are now only focusing on their school and we no longer provide for the feeding and others keep up.
Thank you and we wait to hear from you again.
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Many thanks to our donors and supporters a work well done.Couple of years ago we met with Neenah in Kakata and she had tears in her eyes but today, she is a proud young lady. Neenah lost her entire family during the Ebola epidemic in Liberia in 2014 and she was hopeless and the survival she had to do a street selling. When we visited her home through Christine, we promised to restore her and today we are so thankful to all who have stood by these kids and today they successfully complete their high school education. We grateful to our beloved donors if it hasn’t being for support Neenah could has been a proud high school graduate.

Aaron also graduated from the AAA school system in Gharnga, Bong County and he is happy that he can be successful high graduate today. Aaron said that this something that he never expected but today he grateful to all those who has put smile on his face. The rest of the kids made a successful passed to the next class and they grateful for the level support they have received and continual to receive from you.

We want to thank you for your support and donations if it has not been for these kids were not going to be sure of educational future. We right now have 22 more Ebola orphans left in both Bong and Margibi Counties to be sponsored and we are therefore asking you to please continue your support for these kids so that they can achieve their educational goal. They have no hope you are their only hope, right now we have only family that have been committed to supporting these kids.

We need $6750.00 to cover these kids’ fees, uniforms, lunch and school supplies for the year please help to donate to save the future of these kids. School has already opened and we have written commitment letters to the various school to accept these kids to make payment at a later date since we have do not have the money now.

Thank you again and please continue your support to see these kids meet their educational goal. We also want GlobalGivng team for their continual promotion and support as well.

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Our donors, friends, supporters and Globalgiving, thank you very much for your love and support to the hopeless children of Liberia. You have and are playing a major role to restore the hope of these kids. I listened to the story of a nine years old boy who survived the Ebola virus in 2014 and I think i should share it with you. 

Samson, was born under the union of Mr. and Mrs. George in Kakata Margibi county .Before the Ebola Samson lived with his parent and his little brother

Until July 2014, when Samson’s father came in contact with the virus, that took the life of him and his wife, thereby leaving him and his two (2) months old brother Moses, as orphan.

According to his grandfather (Joseph) he have been trouble and stigmatized by people within their community due to the death of his parents that was cause by the Ebola virus, he added “after the death of my daughter including and her husband, I had no one to help me with this litter boy and his brother schooling and Just look at my condition, an old man who has limited time to live and there is no one to look after them.”


 Samson’s grandfather also said that “even though, These kids  I do not have enough eat, drink and wear, am grateful to for his education that has brings him some hope and I’m thankful to this organization and those who are the back bones put in their money.”

Joseph continues “Since Samson’s parents died in 2014, he did not have opportunity to school and he has always been home until when Vision Awake Africa For Development stepped in to take care of his education and others need.”  Samson is happy to be in school because this has always been his wish, He said to me that It has always been his dream to find himself in the classroom one day but his grandfather did not have the money to send him to school.

We want to remain grateful to all those who have donated and gave their support to this program in time past and all those who are still giving their commitment to the children of Liberia. Thank you and thank you for being there for these less fortunate kids. School will be closing at the end of this month and will appreciate if anyone can please make some special donation that will help us buy additional needed items like food and clothing.

 Thank you again you are making a difference if has not been for you, these kids were not going to be in school today.

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It is been over two years now since the Ebola epidemic story has been put to rest in Liberia and later Sierra Leone and Guinea. Liberia final declaration of being Ebola free was on 14 January 2016 and since then the country has not had any history of new occurrence. The Country recorded the highest number of death rate during Ebola war; it was so terrible and deathly since we were fighting an invisible enemy. The Ebola has gone but it left a huge scare that is so difficult to recover.

 I according to the IRIN news, “more than 5,900 Liberian children lost one or both parents to Ebola. Some are with a surviving parent, others found loving homes with friends or relatives, but many have been left orphaned on the streets or are finding it tough to adapt to new lives with host families”. The above number gave account of kids who parents were taken to the ETU but many more orphans were forgotten since their parents died outside of the ETU and there no record on them.

This epidemic left very huge challenges to the community and the innocence children who are not sure of their future right now. During the Ebola crisis there were so much important placed to these kids but it seem that people are rather forgotten these kids now and that is really putting their future in danger.

We have been left with the last 24 ebola orphans to support but it has been difficult to meet up with their educational and other needs. Since we have not had the funding to continue the support for these kids, we wrote letters to schools we have worked with over the years sponsoring  these kids to permit them in school and we were going to make payment at a later date, but it is becoming a challenge for us to do so since we have not been able to organize funding for that.

We have been able to make some payment for just five kids Aaron, Samanue, Matthew, Edwin and Serich out of the 24 children we are sponsoring. Aaron is now in the senior class and he will be sitting for the WASSEC exam this year. WASSCE has just been introduced to Liberia and the cost associated with it is higher than the WAEC that was first administered by Liberia.

 The examination council is charging $60.00 per student but schools are charging $75.00 and above. Aaron, has $75.00 outstanding for that payment, he called me two days ago to inform as regard to that. Please give your support to save the future of a child.

Many thanks to all of our donors who have helped to give hope to these kids over the years, we appreciate your love and all efforts you have ever made to save the future of these kids. Please continue to your help to give these kids future life is really challenging for them right now. All the kids we have in Kakata we have not been able to make any payment to their schools and if we cannot make payment, the schools will send them out. Please, you are the only hope that these kids have they need you now more than ever.

Please remember that without your donations and support these will have no future, continue your support and donation so that they can continue their school.

\Thank you again and we appreciate your love and support.

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On 4 JANUARY 2016, WHO finally declared the end of the outbreak of Ebola virus disease in Liberia and says all known chains of transmission have been stopped in West Africa. There are many who showed kindness and love to the people of Liberia and especially the Ebola orphans that were left behind. We to want appreciate all those who were touched to give their support to the kids we work with. Since the end of the epidemic many people who were giving their support cut them off and today most of the kids are in desperate need. I arrived in Bong County on February 13, 2017 at the precise hour of 9:45 am and I first make a stop on the Phebe Lutheran community high school campus where we have most of the ebola orphans to make their final payment for the year and also pay for Daniel West African Examination fees since it is due. When I got on the campus students have gone for vacation and only school administrators were in their offices.

I met with the business manager to collect our students’ final bill for the year that which was given to me and I quickly called Daniel and Princess to come to me since they are closer to the area and they did. But when they arrived,  I realized that Princess was pregnant and this came as a shut to me and I said to her Princess what am I seeing their? She said to me, I’m sorry and I know that you and others are helping to provide for our tuitions but on the other hand we need to survive, life has become very challenging for us since our family died and she continue, we got all the support from you that which help us but now only education you are able to take care of and base on this I have to sleep with someone who I felt that could be able to help me and my siblings and trying to do that this the result I go but the good news is that I am still in school. I have actually transferred to the extension which is the night school I promise that I will end the school year.

I actually went out of word and felt terrible the question I kept asking myself is that how a 17 years old child gets pregnant now who will take care of baby for her to be able to continue her education. All that she said challenged me and the fact is that we have not had donations coming in as recent therefore we have just been able managed to meet up with their education needs. Daniel said that he was happy that he is finally getting out of high school and he wish to go to college but if he can’t get any support to enroll at college, he will find something to do with his high school education.

  Many thanks to all of those who have supported this project and we ask that please continue your support to help these kids achieve their educational goal they do not have any more parent but they look at you and I as their only hope in life we turn our back on them, life may get terrible for them.

Thank you again and we appreciate your love and cares as you continue to make the difference in the lives of these vulnerable kids

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Vision Awake Africa for Development

Location: 1001 Monrovia 10, NA - Liberia
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Karrus J. Hayes
1001 Monrovia 10 , NA Liberia

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