Help Educate Ebola Orphans in Bong County,Liberia

by Vision Awake Africa for Development
Help Educate Ebola Orphans in Bong County,Liberia

 

It's has been eight years now since Tina's parents died from Ebola in Suakoko Bong County at the ETU. We are thankful that we have had the opportunity to give Tina and her siblings hope through the support and sponsorship GlobalGiving and Dough.

 It has been difficult for these kids since the death of their parents and Christina who read about them in the New York Time contacted me and started supporting them and took her own life. When this happened the kids lost hope but I was able to get back to Christina’s husband and he has promised to stand up with us to continue the support of these kids educational goals.

Tina finally graduated from the Kindergarten last Sunday in the Totota, Bong County from the Lutheran High School. Educating Tina and her Siblings has been a long journey and interesting. We are proud to see that they are claiming their educational ladler gradually, especially Junior who told the New York Times Journalist that he wanted to go to school and become a medical doctor. Junior believed that his parents died from Ebola because Liberia has a limited number of doctors.

The kids were five, and a snake bit one of them after she went in the bush in search of wide fruit, and she died, the oldest one of them ran away from the village at the age of 14 and we have tried to seek information about her but no result. We have decided to remove these kids from the Village to move them to Monrovia or Gbarnga where we will be able to interact with them and give them our support.

We need your support to help us find an apartment, food, healthcare, clothing and salary someone an elderly person female who will do their cooking and cleaning up.

  

We are grateful to our donors, friends, supporters and the GlobalGiving team for the love and support toward these kids and thank you for the hard work you are doing in the lives of these orphans’ kids in Liberia.
School is reopening in September and we will need your support to enable us to get the educational needs for these.

 

We are recognizing your hard work and we believe that together we can achieve much in preparing the future of these kids.

Thank you again, you are making a difference and we want to say thank you very much for standing with us to see the future of these protected.

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We are grateful that you put a smile on the face of Junior and his siblings. In 2014 was the first Ebola survival from the ETU at the Phebe Hospital in Bong County and when the New York Time Journalist interviewed him, he said that his desire was to go to school. During that interview Junior told the Journalist that he wanted to become a medical Doctor to be able to save lives in the future in case such an epidemic takes place again because he believes that Liberia has a limited number of medical Doctors that’s the reason his parents died. By that time, Junior was 8 years of age and he had never had a classroom experience and his greatest desire was to go school but his parents could not afford to have him and his siblings in school.

This young man interviewed was read by an American’s woman in the US, she was touched and she started to research on the Internet to find him. She came across me and I was able to find these kids and she had a great desire to support Junior and his siblings' education. The first thing she did was she sent food and clothing to me to deliver to these orphans and afterward she started to provide for their education, medical, food and clothing  but unfortunately, she took her own life away in August 2020.

When I got the information, my heart was broken and I began to worry about the future of these young people but God saw the sorrow in their hearts and He intervened. I was able to get in touch with their late support husband who has agreed to continue to support their education.

Both parents were killed by Ebola in 2014 leaving behind him and his four siblings.  In 2019, one of Junior’s sisters was killed by a snake bite after she had gone in the bushes to find wild yam for food and the other sister Mary left their village and went to a faraway village and I have been told that she now has two children. 

I want to use this opportunity to thank our special donor who always remembers to donate to help these kids. Thank you so much and you are making a difference.

I also want to use this opportunity to appeal to other donors and goodwill people to kindly join us in providing support for their kids, especially food and clothing they really need your help. Junior is currently in the 8th grade and he is still determined to achieve goal.

Junior and his siblings live in a family who have over 5 children, and he is unemployed so it is a great challenge for him to provide adequate food for the entire family so life is difficult for these kids. Whatever amount you can donate will help these kids. They need around $100.00 per month and other emergency funds for medical care just in case something happens.

We want to thank you for taking your time to read about Junior and siblings and it our prayers that you will be touched and be a help to them as well.

Many thanks to our especial donor and we say that you are making a difference you can be proud of yourself.

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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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