A local organization, Orphan Concern Liberia is calling on non-governmental organizations, philanthropists and the Government of Liberia to assist Ebola affected children across the country get back in school.
Speaking to reporters in Kakata, Margibi County recently, executive director Amos Sawboh narrated that due to the Ebola crisis in Liberia, many children lost their parents and other breadwinners thus, causing them to be in dire need of help.
There are over 3,000 Ebola affected children across Liberia, according to Liberian authorities. Sawboh said all well-meaning Liberians should now start to create a platform that would enable Ebola affected kids to return to school as well as provide those basic materials to keep them in school.
He said Orphan Concern has been helping some of the affected children get in school adding, they are children, who do not have the means to get back to school. According to him, the organization has been working in the country for the past three years prior to the Ebola outbreak, and is currently working with 400 children in six counties.
He named the counties as Margibi, Bong, Nimba, Bassa, Grand Cape Mount and Bomi. Sawboh added that Orphan Concern is working with 11 children in Margibi, but there are many Ebola affected children in the county, who need assistance as well.
The Orphan Concern boss, who is touring the six counties, said the aim of his visit is to identify affected children and make them to understand that his organization will be responsible for their education for academic period 2015/2016. By Ramsey N. Singbeh, Jr. in Margibi – Editing by Jonathan Browne