Dozens of old folks in Bomi County have benefited assorted food items from the National Old Folks Home of Liberia or NOFHL. NOFHL national executive director Momo Binda made the formal presentation on 1st January in the provincial city of Tubmanburg.
Mr. Binda informs the beneficiaries that the rice, oil, corn meal and beans, among others came at the time when the organization was touring some of the counties to access the living condition of old people.
He discloses that besides providing food, his organization also teaches old folks how to read, write and use mobile phone. He notes that most old folks find it difficult, if not impossible to write or spell their names when they go to seek medication at health facilities simply because they are illiterate.
Mr. Binda stresses that old folks in the country should not be asking for alms, but instead be able to do something on their own to fish for themselves by participating in skill training.
Some of the female beneficiaries express gratitude to NOFHL for identifying with them especially, at the time when government has abandoned them.They explain that some of them missed opportunities that came there way when some missionaries in Liberia wanted them to be educated, but their parents refused.
By Emmanuel Mondaye -Editing by Jonathan Browne