The President of the Ebola Survivors Network of Liberia, Patrick Sayel, has disclosed that there are about 700 Ebola Survivors and orphans currently out of school amid the resumption of academic activities.
He noted that the Government of Liberia – responsible for the well-being of the children, has abandoned them. Sayel claimed that the government was not even showing concern as to whether the children should be in school this academic year, adding that if the government fails to do so, his organization would ensure that they enrolled in any public school whether or not they have uniforms, text books and other school materials.
He also said that they were finding it difficult to access healthcare, saying it is usually difficult for Ebola survivals at the various hospitals upon being identified. When contacted the Deputy Minister for Public Affairs at the Ministry of Information and Culture Affairs, Isaac Jackson, said the appropriate authority responsible for Ebola survivors would be contacted on the well-being of the children.
By Ethel A. Tweh