The charity Save the Children International (SCI) Liberia identifies with the United Dawah Ummah of Liberia, donating assortment of food and non-food items valued US$22,608.00 after last year’s fire disaster at the institute that left 27 persons predominantly children dead.
The victims were Muslim children studying Arabic at the Bassa Town Quranic Recitation Center in Paynesville in September 2019.Two survivals from the disaster were taken to John F. Kennedy Hospital in Monrovia where they were treated and subsequently discharged.
Making the presentation recently on behalf of SCI at the United Dawah Ummah of Liberia Mosque in Sinkor, Monrovia Health Coordinator, Jacob F. Tengbeh expressed sympathy to the bereaved families for the death of their children and relatives.
He said Save the Children recognizes the importance of child protection for which it has provided fire prevention and first aid training to students of the United Dawah Ummah of Liberia besides the donation. Tengbeh believes that students, who benefitted from the training, would serve as ambassadors in fire prevention.The two days exercise was conducted in collaboration with the Liberia National Fire Service and Liberia National Red Cross Society.
Receiving the items, Sheikh Mohammed Mustapha Bold, Chief Imam of the United Dawah Ummah of Liberia, lauded SCI for the gesture. He said the foundation, which manages four centers here, is intended to educate children.Sheikh Bold noted that it is part of his group’s role to contribute to the development of Liberia through education.
Items donated include 104 bags of 25kg rice, 52 cartons of washing soap, 51 cartons of vegetable oil (20 liter), 40 bags of children used clothes, 25 pieces of first aid kits, 25 pieces of fire extinguishers (4kg), 40 pads, 40 cartons of copybooks, 40 packs of HB Pencil and 10 pieces of rechargeable solar lights, among others.
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