By Foday Moriba Conteh
A philanthropist, Ifalaja Brain Kenneth Pratt, on Wednesday 20th May, 2020 celebrated his 50th birthday in grand style, during which donated 50 bags of cement to the Sierra Leone Society for the Welfare of the Aged commonly known as the St. Georges Home of the Aged at Grafton in the Western Rural District.
Presenting the donation to the St. Georges Home, Ifalaja Brain Kenneth Pratt the birthday celebrant gave thanks to the Almighty for another milestone in his life, furthering that few weeks back he was wondering how he going to celebrate his birthday and he was then directed to the Sierra Leone Society for the welfare commonly known as St. Georges Home of the aged and he decided to call to know the need of the Home in which they disclosed that the home is suffering from encroachers.
It against such backdrop he though it fit to make such donation of fifty bags of cement to the home in order to construct the fence which will no longer give people access to encroach on their land.
He also used the opportunity to admonish all to follow the health protocols directed by the government and stay safe. He furthered that if he did not have to come to make the donations, he would be at home and advised all to stay home and pray that God almighty will help the government to remove the virus from the country and the world as a whole. He then stressed that one of the best ways to celebrate a birthday is to donate to vulnerable people and that is what he has done to the Home.
Over the past years, Ifalaja Brain Kenneth Pratt has played a significant role in promoting the activities of young people in the country with the strong believes that, young people can make a positive change towards Africa’s development only if they are empowered to empower themselves.
Receiving the donation, Home Manager, St Georges Home of the aged, Christiana John, expressed appreciation to Ifalaja Brain Kenneth Pratt and family the for the donation which she describes as a timely intervention as St. Georges Home land has been encroach my people of the community, adding that such donation has made residents of the home feel happy and their security is very key.
She assured Ifalaja Brain Kenneth Pratt that this cement will be used for the construction of the fence which will no-longer give members of the community encroach into their land.
The Home also presented a birthday card to Ifalaja Brain Kenneth Pratt as appreciation for his kind gesture. The event was climax by a birthday song been sang by the residents of the St. Georges Home of the Aged in appreciation for his kind donation.