The Fornikoh Youth Movement for Progress has donated soap, biscuits and sweets worth hundreds of Leones to patients at the pediatric ward at the government hospital in Kenema.
Distributing the items directly to the patients, the youth coordinator Mohamed Faderu Lamin said there were positive youths among youths’ groups in the community.
He added that gone were those days when politicians in order to achieve their aims misused youths. He said their latest exercise was to raise awareness to their young ones who were currently on sick beds to do similar things by coming to the aid of the sick in the community they would find themselves.
Mohamed Faderu Lamin said they were role models for children coming after them so that unity and caring for one another must prevail in society. He stated that his group had twice carried out major cleaning exercises in the ward in the past.
Giving a background of the association, he said it started in 2001 after the war when they found out that youths were apart and they decided to come together to contribute to the development of the community. He said his group was engaged in cleaning exercise in the township, agricultural activities, and sensitization programmes such as HIV and AIDS, early pregnancy and peace building.
In his contribution the medical superintendent Dr Alimamy Philip Koroma thanked the youths of Fornikoh for their initiative, saying that this type of youth group was such which the society was looking out for.
He called on other youths’ groups to emulate the good move of the Fornikoh youth.
Present at the distribution scene were Heather Moran the health coordinator Goal Sierra Loene, the matron at the government hospital Madam Alice Stevens and the District Medical Officer Dr.Yankuba Bah.