Empowering Ebola Orphans in Sierra Leone

by Develop Africa, Inc.
Empowering Ebola Orphans in Sierra Leone
Empowering Ebola Orphans in Sierra Leone
Empowering Ebola Orphans in Sierra Leone
Empowering Ebola Orphans in Sierra Leone

Project Report | Sep 23, 2014
Ebola Awareness Campaign - "Stop the Spread"

By Sylvester Renner | Project Leader

Christian, volunteer - Ebola Sensitization
Christian, volunteer - Ebola Sensitization

On September 4th 2014, a 2-pronged "Stop The Spread" Ebola Awareness Campaign took place in the Wellington Community of Freetown, Sierra Leone. Door-to-door sensitization took place with a public address system and distribution of soap and Dettol disinfectant to 400 families.

A total of two hundred families were targeted in the Wellington Hill side community of Upper Beccle Street and Upper Mellon Street respectively. Each family received a bottle of Dettol, gloves and soap. The amount of soap received depended on the family size. The people in our community appreciate your gift in this period of health emergency posed by the Ebola epidemic.

See Video from the Ebola Awaress Campaign

Three hundred and sixty (360) children were taught how to wash their hands properly with soap and water to prevent them from catching the Ebola virus. They were taught to avoid hand shaking to help stop the spread of Ebola. They were also reminded about the importance of staying in school and getting an education. One thousand two hundred (1,200) exercise books were distributed to them, and every child was served food and drinks.

Impact: When some of the kids returned home, they told their parents what they had learned to prevent Ebola from spreading. A boy name Augustine Feika went home and when kids within his compound wanted to hold his hand, he told them “Help me stop the spread of Ebola – no hand shake.”

The distribution of Dettol to family heads and passers-by in the community started later in the afternoon. A total of four hundred (400) bottles of Dettol were distributed to two hundred family heads and two hundred individuals in the community.  A parent said “If this had been the step taken by the Honourables (Government  Representatives) in our community it would have helped a lot.”

Our very special appreciation goes to the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation and YOU, our GlobalGiving donors for helping to make this possible. The Wellington community appreciates your support during this trying time.


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Ebola Team distributes health supplies community
Ebola Team distributes health supplies community
Providing Ebola health supplies to community
Providing Ebola health supplies to community
Door to door, window to window distribution
Door to door, window to window distribution
Woman happy to receive health supplies
Woman happy to receive health supplies
Ensuring all in community have health supplies
Ensuring all in community have health supplies
Kids learning how to stay safe from Ebola
Kids learning how to stay safe from Ebola
Kids learning about Ebola
Kids learning about Ebola
Soap and better hygiene for all the kids
Soap and better hygiene for all the kids
Kid asks a question about Ebola
Kid asks a question about Ebola

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Develop Africa, Inc.

Location: Johnson City, Tennessee - USA
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Project Leader:
Sylvester Renner
President, Develop Africa
Johnson City , Tennessee United States

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