Variety Group Donates To Moyamba Council
Variety Group Sierra Leone Limited and Variety Children And Family Services established in 2005 on Saturday 1st February, 2014 donated 25 walkers and 16 crutches to the Moyamba District Council (MDC) as a gesture to help the disabled in that part of the country.
Variety Group CEO, Francis Lahai disclosed that the organization is a charity outfit geared towards supporting disabled, street children and vulnerable groups in the country as its own contribution to the development of the country.
Francis Lahai further stated that similar donations have been made in Bo, Makeni and Bonthe where crutches, walkers and wheelchairs were donated and revealed that beds and mattresses to take care of street kids arrived recently.
He further disclosed that the organization has donated bags of rice, crutches, wheelchairs and tarpaulins for temporal shelter to disabled at the bus station in Freetown adding, “the aim of Variety Children and Family Services is to help humanity by empowering street children, especially those in slum communities and prostitutes to become self-reliant.”
John Kandeh, Variety Group Chief Finance Officer, said that the organization has made several donations since its establishment in 2005, especially to disables to aid their movement disclosing, “we are retirees from USA. We solicited support from other donors to help the less-fortunate. Furthermore, it takes a village to raise a child as we have assisted children in other countries. Do not ask what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country.”
He also disclosed that 200 children graduated from Variety Group Cosmetology and Esthetics while 26 would graduate in March, 2014 in various skills to make them self-reliant informing that the organization has its headquarters at 41 Upper Waterloo Street and Cosmetology and Esthetics Center at Bathurst Street.
The Acting Chief Administrator of the Moyamba District Council, Emmanuel V. Deoud commended Variety Group for its innovation and humanitarian assistance to the disables maintaining, “disability is not inability.”
He further underlined, “disables are part of society and need support. The donation will go a long way to develop the District as well as improve the lives of the disables.”
Emmanuel V. Deoud further lauded the organization for its innovation to support disabled in the country and assured that the donated items would be judiciously utilized highlighting that most of the disables have potential and talents to contribute to national development and encouraged others to emulate the example.
The beneficiaries acclaimed the organization for enhancing their welfare.
By Abdul R. Bedor
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