In a heartfelt act of generosity, the Gilo Education and Economic Development (GEED) Foundation, led by Chief Executive Officer Dr Walton Ekundayo Gilpin, provided nourishment and warmth to over 200 children at the Rainy Season Orphanage Home in Freetown during their traditional New Year feeding program on Tuesday, January 9th, 2024.
Dr Gilpin, who also serves as the Managing Director of Rokel Commercial Bank, took a hands-on approach by personally distributing food packages to the orphans, emphasizing the paramount importance of safeguarding and supporting vulnerable children in the country. Following this compassionate gesture, he joined the children for a communal meal, fostering an atmosphere of love and care.
Executive Director of GEED Foundation, Asylia Jartue Gilpin, reiterated the organization’s steadfast commitment towards assisting vulnerable children. She highlighted the extensive outreach efforts undertaken by GEED Foundation in various regions, including Freetown, Bo, Bonthe, Port Loko, and Tonkolili, with a primary focus on empowering women and girls through various developmental projects.
Reflecting on the ongoing philanthropic initiatives, a member of the Rainy Season Orphanage team, Rev. Lagah, commended Dr. Walton Gilpin’s consistent support, citing previous acts of kindness towards the orphanage.
Rev. Lagah encouraged other well-meaning groups and individuals in Sierra Leone to follow the exemplary lead of the GEED Foundation.
Established in 2007, GEED Foundation has been a driving force in enhancing the educational, economic, and social well-being of Sierra Leonean women and girls. The organization has successfully executed numerous self-funded projects, ranging from educational scholarships to microfinance and school material provisions. Currently, GEED Foundation is pioneering a Debate and Public Speaking project aimed at fostering public speaking skills in schools, including the installation of modern podiums in four districts.
The recent New Year feeding program at the Rainy Season Orphanage stands as a testament to the unwavering dedication of GEED Foundation towards making a positive impact on the lives of vulnerable children and communities across the country.