The Chief Executive Officer of Janga Foundation, Ms. Yatta C. Brima, is calling on national government, international NGOs and humanitarian activists to assist orphans and less-fortunate kids in Liberia.
“I think it’s about time that our government and other partners including international NGOs come to the aid of our orphanage homes, and less -fortunate kids so as to give them hope and a brighter future”, pleaded
Ms. Brima made the call when she spoke to journalists Tuesday, July 7, 2020, at the headquarters of the Press Union of Liberia (PUL) on Clay Street, Monrovia.
She said the call is prompted by facts-finding her organization conducted across several districts in Montserrado County.
Giving reasons why the Janga Foundation took interest in welfare of orphans and other less-fortunate kids, Ms. Brima said at the beginning of March she listened to a live talk show about how citizens feel since government was considering locking down the country to curb the spread of the corona virus.
“As I listened, a blind caller call and expressed fear over his condition saying he’s blind and when government lock down the country, how will they manage, something brought me sorrow.”
Ms. Brima said as a social worker, and student of the Mother Pattern College of Health Science, she can’t sit and watch the future of those innocent kids die, so she contacted few of friends and they put their little resources together, and began moving from one orphanage to the other, donating rice, oil, soap, and anti-COVID-19 materials, among others.
“As God could have it, we were able to identify with more than ten orphanages in Montserrado, but what we came across during our distribution is what mostly prompting us to make this SOS call to national government and her partners, because the Janga Foundation doesn’t have the capacity to identify with the huge number of orphans and less fortunate kids.”
She said if government came in and rendered assistance to those kids whose live in deplorable conditions, their future would be secured, stressing that the call is not basically about giving them food, but the kids need education and shelter, among others.
For his part, Moses G. Jenson said the Janga Foundation is a newly established institution with the aim of buttressing national efforts to lift the future of less-fortunate Liberians, including orphans.
“We are also providing psychosocial counseling to youth, creating awareness, because there are lots of orphans that need serious attention, and the Janga Foundation doesn’t have what it takes to respond to all of their needs”, Jenson explained.
BY Lewis S. Teh–Editing by Jonathan Browne