As is the case throughout the world, COVID-19 is having a terribly negative impact on the lives of Sierra Leoneans. There are now many children who have lost their parents to the pandemic and are now known as COVID-19 orphans. A Brighter Tomorrow for Africa is helping these children to survive.
We sent additional funding to Sierra Leone to feed these children and our funding was used to purchase:
bags of rice; bags of onions, cartons of Maggie; gallons of vegetable oil and gallons of palm oil.
We also provided: school bags; dozens of notebooks, pens, and pencils; sets of textbooks and uniforms. The children were also in need of these items which we were also able to provide bathing soap; laundry soap; face masks; vitamins and basic medicines.
Our beneficiaries have said that this program was timely and has been a lifesaving move to ease entrenched hardship of the neediest. Responses of recipients indicate a timely response and the Ministry of Social Welfare who supervised the process confirmed the inability of government to reach all their targeted beneficiaries. So, A Brighter Tomorrow for Africa needs to help. We need to fill these gaps.
Our plan is to extend the feeding program to these orphanages because majority of this children have resorted to be enrolled in this orphanage school. And we wish to say thank you for providing funding to help A Brighter Tomorrow expand its reach during this difficult time for Sierra Leone and the world.