WHH ProAct 2015 donates to KDC & Vulnerable Groups


By Tamba Borbor

European Union-funded Welthungerhilfe ProAct 2015 project has donated handwashing soap to the Kono District Council and vulnerable groups in the Koidu Municipality, Toli and Lei Chiefdoms in the Kono District.

Speaking at the handing over of 40 cartoons of to the Chairman of the Kono District Council, thee Senior Field Officer of WHH ProAct 2015, Tamba Gbondo gave a brief background on the rationale for the donation during the coronavirus pandemic.

“As the country is faced with this pandemic, our project has decided to intervene to help address the challenge of unavailability of large quantity of handwashing soap faced by the Council. We believe that the virus is mostly spread through unclean hands,” Gbondo said.

Receiving the soap, the Chairman, Kono District Council, Solomon Gbondo thanked WHH ProAct 2015 for the assistance and promised it would be used for the intended purpose.  He acknowledged the intervention of the project in distributing soap and other hygiene materials to the border communities of Kono district to help stem thee spread of the coronavirus.

At the Sefadu Correctional Center, the Officer In charge of thee center, Alusine Kamara noted that unavailability of soap for the inmates and management of the Correctional Centre was a huge challenge and that with this intervention from WHH ProAct 2015 they are now in a better position to help fight the virus. He appealed for further assistance from WHH to ameliorate their challenges in managing thee centre.

The Acting Head Teacher/Principal of the Koidu School for the Blind, Philip Sesay while receiving 25 cartoons of  handwashing soap to fight covid-19 from WHH ProAct 2015 expresseed joy and relief for what he called “a timely donation” to the school.

“We have been longing for such a donation and thankfully WHH has come to our rescue in this crucial time of the coronavirus pandemic,” Sesay stated; adding that they would surely ensure the proper use of the soap.

The Chairlady of the Polio Association of Kono District- Hawa Marah expressed appreciation to WHH for donating 25 cartoons of soap to her association at a time when handwashing is key in the fight against covid-19. “We are very happy and thank you for the donation which would help us physically-challenged people at this time when the coronavirus is raging around the world and in our country. We would make sure every member benefits from this,” she further stated.

Saffea Joseph Konah, the Chairman of the Amputees and War-Wounded Association of Kono District in full praise and appreciation of WHH’s intervention at such a crucial time of a fatal pandemic, stated that thee donation could not have come at a better time for them.

“We cannot thank you more but pray God blesses you as an organisation and individuals for such a humanitarian gesture in protecting us from this deadly virus which has claimed more lives around the world and in our country,” Saffea expressed.

Similar donation was done in the border communities of Toli and Lei Chiefdoms of Kono District by the EU-funded ProAct 2015 Project in their continued drive to complement the Government’s efforts in tackling the coronavirus head-on.


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