Several kids at the Home of the Abandoned Deaf and Dumb school in Chocolate City, Gardnersville have benefited from assorted relief items, including clothes, stationery and other school materials donated by the NGO, Butterfly.
Butterfly’s initial donation of school materials and toys, amongst others followed complaint by authorities of the Home of the lack of support. Over 150 abandoned kids are said to be undergoing difficulties, including the lack of mattresses and food. Butterfly, however, donated copy books, pencils, pens and books in sign languages.
The recent donation was made following armed robbers attack on the Home, making away with over US$4,000 intended for teacher’s salary, including one motor bike and items earlier donated by the NGO as well as thousands of Liberian dollars.
The Director and Founder of the Home, Terrence Doe, has praised Butterfly for its humanitarian gesture. He emphasized the need for government to emulate the good example of Butterfly by coming to the aid of the abandoned kids, especially the deaf and dumb.
Mr. Doe said the support received from the government is limited to sustain the kids on the campus. He noted that the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare continues to send deaf and dumb kids to the school for admission.
He also spoke of the lack of funds to pay salaries to teachers, adding that the government, through the Health Ministry gives an annual amount of US$ 150.00 for feeding and other purposes.
Mr. Doe however, called on well meaning Liberians and humanitarians to assist the school, stressing that most of the kids are orphan, while others were abandoned by the communities in which they lived. Receiving the donation, Mr. Doe thanked the organization for the gesture, promising to use them the intended purposes.
Meanwhile, the head of Butterfly, Lisa Viau,has expressed pleasure in helping under-privileged people around the world.
She noted that her group will continue to support the work of others, who are in the business of helping the needy and under-privileged. She urged that if other humanitarians, individuals or NGOs want to help the kids – htt://liberbutterfly.blogspot.com / firstname.lastname@example.org.
The head of Butterfly in Monrovia noted that the donation was part of her vision to undertake the construction of a permanent school for mostly under-privileged inhabitants around the world.