Orphanage groups rally for support
Orphans Concern Liberia and Orphans Advocate Network International will on Sunday, 27 August launch a program dubbed “Orphans Sunday-Liberia” to raise funds to extend helping hands to various orphanages in Liberia.
Orphans Sunday Liberia Executive Director Amos Sawboh told reporters on Johnson Street Wednesday, 16 August that Orphans Concern Liberia believes that the church in Liberia and people of goodwill need to help orphans in a special way.
He says they intend to raise awareness on the plight of orphans and vulnerable children around Liberia as well as to commemorate and strengthen the ideas of humanitarian goodwill towards these children.
With the numerous challenges orphans faced in Liberia, the initiative will bring together people from diverse backgrounds to support orphans and address some of the ills they are faced with in the nation.
Orphans Sunday will have orphans from selected orphanages to perform through music and other Christian arts during the service in sharing the love of Jesus Christ. The program will also target children made orphans by Ebola and will basically focus on fundraising for the support of these children.
The launch program is expected to bring together key stakeholders, government institutions, non-governmental organizations, youth and student groups. Mr. Sawboh believes that orphans here are the most vulnerable people, but argues that the cause of orphans has not been raised in the country.
By Bridgett Milton–Edited by Winston W. Parley