Plan International Sierra Leone Donates Relief Items to Fire Victims in Moyamba District
Plan International Sierra Leone donated food and non-food items to fire victims at Kwellu Village, Fankunya Chiefdom, Mayamba District on the 24th March 2017.
The fire devastated the lives of 9 households constituting of 59 persons, including Plan International’s Sponsored Children. Houses of the victims were burnt down, destroying all livelihood materials, school materials and their basic needs, which left them shattered.
After 9 days of the incident, Plan International Sierra Leone and its staff donated 25 kg of Rice per household, Cooking utensils (pot, plate, spoon and ladle and bucket distributed per household), School materials ( bag, exercise books, pen, pencil per pupil), Roofing zinc (two bundle of zinc per house) and Used Clothing provided by Plan Staff.
Speaking at the donation ceremony in Kwellu village, the Acting Sponsorship Manager Josephine Fiawornu thanked Plan International Sierra Leone and members of staff for their contribution in responding to the fire disaster. She added that whatever facility or structure that is being provided in the community by Plan International is for the benefit of women and children, especially girls because they are the future of every community.
In responding to the statement, the chairman Moyamba District Council, sympathized with victims of the fire disaster and thanked Plan International Sierra Leone for their swift response in responding to the fire incident. He assured the Community of Plan’s Commitment to children and their efforts in complementing the effort of government since inception.
The Representative of the Paramount Chief, Timothy Kavura referred to Plan International as “god in small letters” for responding to the needs of the survivors. He thanked the organizations heartily for such response and encourage his people to work hard and recover what they have lost, highlighting some of the facilities that Plan International have implemented in the village (which is the bridge leading to the village) ‘’Affected Children and families whose lives became uncertain as a result of the fire disaster have become better through this humanitarian/ support,’’ he said.
He concluded by thanking Plan International for the thoughtful and generous gift. ‘’We are forever in your debt for helping us through this tough time. You always know how to make life brighter for everyone you work with,’’ he ended.
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