A local Non-Governmental Organization known as Hope in God Association of the Blind (HIGAB) has begun harvesting its cassava project in Totoquellie, Gbarpolu County.
Mr. Johnson K. Dorbor, National President of HIGAB made the revelation Thursday, 14 December when he spoke to the NewDawn in the Township of Gardnerville in Montserrado County. He says the four- acres agricultural project started with the production of rice through a grant of US$3, 000.00 from an international group based in Finland.
According to him, the rice project was interrupted by the outbreak of the Ebola crisis, compelling the organization to redirect portion of the grant toward the implementation of its cassava project.
The HIGAB boss who himself is a blind person, also says apart from the cassava project in Northwestern Liberia, the organization is currently renovating a ten – classroom elementary school building in order to meet the educational needs of blind children of the organization.
He explains that children of HIGAB have been finding it difficult to acquire basic education due to the lack of fund to secure a building for the use of the kinds about hundred in number.
He observes that although the harvest of the cassava is ongoing in Gbarpolu County, the organization is in dire need of cassava processing machines which can only be possible through the help of donor organizations and the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA).
He adds that even though HIGAB is renovating the building, the organization would need chairs, black boards, doors, and other items to facilitate the smooth learning process of the affected blind kids, most of whom he says have lost their parents during the period of the Ebola crisis in the country.
He calls on philanthropists organizations operating in the country to come to the aid of HIGAB, complaining that the organization is unable to provide all the services needed for the growth and development of the kids sheltering at HIGAB national headquarters.
By Emmanuel Mondaye–Edited by Winston W. Parley