The Movement for Progressive Change or MPC has embarked on its L$1 Million assistance to orphanage homes in Monrovia. The party through its standard bearer Simeon Freeman, recently launched a LD$1 Million package for various orphanages in the country as its way of identifying with orphans, who lost their parents in the Ebola fight.
Speaking in Paynesville outside Monrovia on Monday, October 13, 2014, the center manager for the THINK Orphanage Home, one of the beneficiaries of the donation, Madam Esther Williams, commended effort of the Movement for Progressive Change in responding to the request of her orphanage.
She said everybody is now focusing on the Ebola virus and forgetting about the homeless children, adding that it is Ebola that caused many children to lose their parents and if everyone turns their back on them, who will cater to them.
She explained that the Touching Humanity In need of Kindness or THINK, focuses on homeless children, because they are future leaders of Liberia. According to Madam Williams, the orphanage cannot watch innocent children or abandoned children to roam in the streets without doing anything to help them, adding that the MPC donations will greatly help in the feeding aspect of the kids.
Making the donations on behalf of the MPC, National Chairman John D. Barlone, described the gesture as part of the party’s effort to combating the virus.
He said the party’s aim is to cater to kids whose parents died from the virus. “We from the MPC are proud to identify with kids at various orphanage homes in times like these; we know that everyone is focusing on people highly hit by the virus and forgetting the innocent kids without parents in orphanage homes. On behalf of the party and the standard bearer Mr. Simeon Freeman, we donate these items, including rice, oil and cartoon of fish so that the kids can add to what they already have to eat,” chairman Barlone said.
He noted that first phase of the LD$1 Million is food distribution and five orphanage homes have benefited from the gesture, adding that next week the party will start distributing DStv sets with subscriptions to orphanage homes as a way of keeping the inmates indoors to avoid them coming in contact with infected persons.
Orphanage homes that benefited from the donation include Think/Juvenile Transit Center on GSA Road in Paynesville, Mount Ernestine D. Pah Orphanage on the Old Road, Zion Praise Orphanage Home in Duport Road, Child Home Academy in Shara Community, and Susie Guester Children Welfare Center on the Roberts International Airport highway, respectively.