In order to improve and support the wellbeing of women and girls in Sierra Leone, Azalea Sorority Senior Sisters has yesterday presented a cheque of ten million Leones to the Aberdeen Women’s Centre and three million Leones to the Thinking Pink Breast Cancer Foundation.
The essence of such donations is to aid both the Aberdeen Women’s Centre to continue to render medical support to deprive women and girls in the country precisely suffering from fistula, and at the same time complementing the effort of Thinking Pink Breast Cancer Foundation, in providing medical support to a 16 year Adama Kalokoh , who has been suffering from breast illness and a lot of other young women and girls.
According to the Vice President of the Azalea Sorority Senior Sisters, Augusta Peter-Kamara that Azalea Sorority Senior Sisters derived from the Azalea Sorority at Fourah Bay College (FBC). She said once you graduated from FBC as a member, you will automatically become a senior member of the organization.
The Vice President noted that they started the organization last year, by organizing mentorship programs amongst other activities for their members at the University, which in general has been impacting the lives of women and girls in society as a whole.
She said during the pick of the Coronavirus, they provided support to the Ola During Children Hospital, which was very essential at that times. And of late, they came to realize about the condition of Adama Kalokoh, who has been suffering from breast disease through social media and deemed it prudent to help.
Madam Peter-Kamara disclosed that after organizing their first fund raising programme, they eventually, ended up with a proceed of Le 13.5 million. And from such amount, they decided to support the Aberdeen Women Centre with Le 10 million and Le 3 million to the Think Pink Breast Cancer Foundation to support Adama’s post recovery process. The Organization also provided one million Leone cash directly to the victim Adama Kalokoh to support her day to day feeding expenses at the Connaught hospital.
Receiving the Cheque on behalf of the Aberdeen Women’s Centre, the Country Director of the Centre, Rebecca Larsson thanked Azalea Sorority Senior Sisters for their support. She said patients are coming from all over the country to access their Centre, and on the other hand, they have been treating them for free as well. She highly appreciated the offer and hope to see them continue in such a path in the future.
And receiving the three million Leones cheque on behalf of the Thinking Pink Breast Cancer Foundation, Nurse Lucy Karim, also thanked Azalea for their intervention, noting that even though they have done the operation on the breast of Adama, there is more need to be done with regards to her post recovery process. She ended up calling on other people to come onboard and support the young girls, who wants continue her schooling.
The 16 years old victim Adama Kalokoh, also thanked Azalea for the support towards her, as the event was climaxed with prayers for the victim at the Connaught Government hospital.
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