Friends of Tabou or FOT, a social group has donated seven bags of rice 25 Kgs to the Group of 77 whose members are physically challenged. FOT says the gesture is in line with its decision to identify with institutions and individuals in need across the country.
The Group of 77 is an organization that caters to physically challenged persons in Liberia. FOT President Jarlawah A. Tonpo, said the donation was the organization’s way of reaching out to the needy, adding that Friends of Tabou will continue to identify with all through donations to meet their needs.
, “Considering World Refugee Day on Monday, we decided to move around and make a small contribution, with the prayer that God will provide the bigger ones for us. All the members of this organization come from a refugee background, but we pray never to be refugees again”, Mr. Tonpo said.
“After the civil crisis in Liberia and our return from exile, we started Friends of Tabou to give a helping hand to some institutions and individuals in society, especially the physically challenged,” he added. He said while in exile, many members of the group were sponsored by other people, something which has motivated them to reach out to others in need.
“Many of us who were sponsored while in exile continue to be blessed through the Almighty God today. And so we think it’s also important as people who were opportune or blessed through education to share with others in our society.”
James Y. Sumo, Chairman of the Management Team of the Group of 77, hailed the Friends of Tabou for reaching out to them, especially providing food. “We know that it was not easy living in different countries. We want to appreciate you in a special way and pray that you will continue to be blessed.”
Also speaking, Constant T. Kennedy, Group of 77’s Program Officer, expressed gratitude to FOT for recognizing the need to identify with the Group of 77 and promise continuously pray for the organization to do more in the future.
By Bridgett Milton