Eighty-eight (88) pupils of the Milton Margai School for the Blind on Saturday 6th February 2021 benefitted from foodstuffs donated by Hope World Wide International.
The donation of water, soap, bags of rice, sugar, cooking oil, teabags, and many other cooking items took place at the School for the Blind on Wilkinson Road, Freetown.
Principal, Milton Margai School for the Blind, Sallieu Turay, expressed delight over the donated items and disclosed that the pupils eat three square meals a day. He said the items brought smiles to the pupils’ faces.
He added that the donated food will enable the students to eat well and have the required energy for reading their books and becoming educated.
“The blind pupils of this school have the right to be educated as well as the potential to be educated, but they need the resources and all other support to be able to do so,” he said.
Student beneficiary Saidu Sillah thanked the donors for what he described as a kind gesture, adding that they need the food to be able to effectively read their notes and become great people in society.
Coordinator, Hope World Wide International, Abu Kamara disclosed that their goal is to bring hope to disadvantaged kids and change their lives, adding that the organisation and church want to go beyond charity and offer service to mankind.
Kamara spoke highly of early childhood development which he said the organisation and church will focus on. He furthered that plans are underway to begin to respond to disaster management, opining that whenever disaster occurs, “it is the visually impaired who suffers a lot.”
He stressed the need, and called all and sundry, to support the visually impaired.
Evangelist John Cawray, Hope World Wide International Church, preached a message of hope for the kids. Taking his message from the book of Jeremiah 17:11.
Evangelist Cawray reminded the kids that even when they are being challenged, God has good plans for them. “If you are going through anything don’t lose your hope, but keep trust in God,” he added.
The Milton Margai School for the Blind was established under the leadership of Sir Milton Margai, and caters for the visually impaired in society. It runs a primary school and a boarding home.
On the other hand, Hope World Wide International doubles is a church as well as an organisation that caters for less privileged kids in society, and has sponsors all over the world.