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ADRA Liberia launches ‘Back to school aid’

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency or ADRA- Liberia, has launched a “back to school aid” for orphans and Ebola survivors in Margibi County, aimed at supporting them in schools. The program was launched in Kakata, Margibi County at the Ansaru Islamic School on March 9, 2015.

The program brought together students from various schools, including clergymen, parents, and ADRA Executives, amongst others.

In an interview with reporters in Kakata, the Country Director for ADRA-Liberia, Anthony Aaron Zaizay, said the project is intended to help children, who lost parents to the Ebola Virus Disease, and less fortunate parents, who cannot afford to send their children school.

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Items distributed among students during the launch include: copybooks, pens and pencils, schoolbags, calculators and geometry sets, amongst others.

Mr. Zaizay told reporters that the beneficiaries came from the Ansaru Islamic School, Varmuyan Konneh School, Seventh  Day Adventist School and Mandina Community School, respectively. He said other schools in the county still stand a chance to benefit from the program.

The ADRA-Liberia Director said the institution in collaboration with various partners, including Aktion Deutschland Hilft, a relief coalition, CARE, Action Medor, Lands Aid and others engaged in the Ebola fight saw the need to come together to help  the people of Liberia.

He explained that the project is focused on Margibi and Bong Counties, adding that there plans to reach Buloquelleh in Weala District, Margibi. 

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Mr. Zaizay said more partners are expected in the country shortly to visit the various campuses of the benefiting schools.

By Ramsey N. Singbeh,  Kakata

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