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Help for Africa donates Wheelchairs to the disabled

Help for Africa donates Wheelchairs to the disabled

WAMA GRISO, a Community Project registered in Sierra Leone and Germany, in collaboration with German based organization Help for Africa who has initiated various projects in Kenya, Uganda and The Gambia; thought it wise to extend humanitarian support to Sierra Leone after realizing that the country is in dire need of support after the rebel war.

The leadership of the two organizations was at the Bus Station on Monday 6th January 2014 to distribute wheelchairs and crutches to the disabled. The items, costing over €25, 000 (twenty five thousand Euros); where also distributed in Lungi and Bo City.

Engelbert Kremers, the Executive Board Chairman of Help For Africa told the press that the organization was founded with the aim of helping the people of Africa.  We conduct fundraising campaigns. Funds collected are usually determined for a predetermined purpose. The donations will be collected for container transport and shipped, he said, adding that it is all about awakening and strengthening the understanding of Africans and their culture.

Kremers noted that they wanted the items to reach the targeted beneficiaries, which is why they made a hand delivery donation.  We know that the items are not enough, but we will have to look for more wheelchairs in the near future to help more people, he said, concluding that  ‘I am very much satisfied with the donation and I’ll try my best for the future’.

WAMA GRISO was founded in 2009 by a Sierra Leonean called John M. Sesay, with the goal of educating children in Sierra Leone with material and idealistic help and to provide medical support for families. This has been realized over the years with the building of schools and health care services.  Sesay informed the press that he has enjoyed a fruitful partnership with Help For Africa over the years.  He added that the wheelchairs donated are not for sale but a generous donation that should be taken care of.  ‘Please make good use of the donation for more future support,’ he said. Sesay appealed to other Sierra Leoneans to emulate his example to develop the country.

The recipients of the wheelchairs include : Ramatu Turay, Philip Ndapie, John Sonsiama, Mohamed Sheriff Kanu, Sarah Koroma, Fatmata Sesay, Obai Kamara, Philip B. Kanu, Peter Thomas, Ishmael Conteh, Mohamed Sankoh, Hassan Lamin Monya, Ibrahim Ernest, Alieu Conteh, Alusine Kamara, Samson Thomas, Samura Bangura, Dora Kargbo and Zainab Sesay. Those who received crutches are : Kanimo Sesay, Mammie Sheriff, Hassan Tarawallie, Ahmed Lahai Tankabay, Ya Alimamy Kamara and Lamin Collier.   

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