The founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Pratta-Lewis Foundation, Mr. Diatom Pratt Lewis has donated food and assorted items to hundreds of vulnerable Liberians commonly known here as Zogos.
Speaking to hundreds of Zogos at the Center Street Cemetery this week, Mr. Lewis said Zogos should see themselves beyond the pace of just taking drugs but should know God has a plan for their lives.
He admonishes that they can walk out of the life of drug abuse provided they are willing to change. He calls on the government to seek a way in which it can improve the lives of Liberians in the streets that are called wayward youths.
Mr. Lewis who has been in the country over a month now, has been visiting ghettos and street corners and making several donations. He says his foundation is making plans to construct a rehabilitation center where drugs abusers can be rehabilitated.
Mr. Lewis announces that over the next couple of months, he will be back in the country to begin the process. Mr. Lewis, a Liberian born, has been in the US for several years. He plans to begin working with street youth, women and children.
In response, the Zogos at the Center Street Cemetery lauded Mr. Lewis for the items donated to them and promised to change their lifestyle. They express hope the new government can help them to get jobs.
By Bridgett Milton–Edited by Winston W. Parley