A local charity and nonprofit organization, Rescue Youth for Change Liberia (RYCL) over the weekend kicked off its distribution and community awareness activities in Paynesville, Montserrado County as part of its contribution in the fight against COVID – 19.
RYCL was founded in January 2019 by a young Liberian journalist, Alfred Kollie with the purpose of giving back to society especially the underprivileged in Liberia and the world at large.
RYCL is involved in several initiatives including charity as its main focus, education, youth empowerment, entrepreneurship, health (mental health) and community – based developmental initiatives in Liberia.
Speaking recently during the distributions and start of its community awareness in the Samuel Dahn Community on the GSA Road in Paynesville, the Deputy Director of RYCL Juah M. Doeyou said it is the organization’s own way of identifying with communities in Paynesville.
According to Ms. Doeyou, the assorted items valued US$300.00 included powder tide soap and Clora. They were distributed to homes with hand – washing buckets in the GSA Road community to over 50 homes.
According to Madam Doeyou, the organization is not waiting for government or partners to donate before it can identify with residents in the communities, saying its time for everyone to get involved in their little way.
“We are basically in the communities to encourage our community dwellers to follow and abide by the preventative measures announced by health authorities and stop the spread of the virus. Coronavirus is real and it kills,” MS. Doeyou says.She challenges Liberians especially young people to avoid social gathering as the country continues its fight against COVID-19.
“I am mainly calling and appealing to young people based on our activities to stop all social activities that will put our life, family and communities at risk,” she continues.
For his part, GSA Road Community Chairman Dave NynumahFokonyulu says he is very excited to see young people taking on huge task without support from government.
According to him, the fight should be a collective one that needs everyone’s intervention if Liberia must win the battle against COVID-19.Receiving the donation, Mrs. Comfort D. Dahn lauds the organization for helping its residents in the fight against COVID-19.
Meanwhile, Madam Dahn is calling on government and international partners for more support to Liberians in order to curtail the spread of the virus.For his part, Mr. Sema Z. Doe, RYCL Communication Officer says the organization is buttressing government’s effort, urging all Liberians to respect health regulations.—Press release