Some members of the Mac Donald Descendants Association in the Western Area Rural district have donated 500 locally made double layered cotton facemasks to the Roman Catholic Primary School in Waterloo.
The donation formed part of many distributions and humanitarian activities undertaken by the group, aimed at ensuring they champion development of their community.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the organisation, Ernest Sawyer, said their aim is to work with community residents including school children, so that when they grow up they can take over the development of their communities.
Sawyer said the donation to the Roman Catholic Primary School was done in a bid to help government contain the already the spread of the confirmed second wave of COVID-19 in the country.
He said they believe that children and women are the most vulnerable groups in the fight against the coronavirus that is why the focus is on providing facemasks to them.
Sawyer encouraged the pupils to take their school work serious and make sure they read to pass their examinations so that in the future they will be in the position to double the development in the Mac Donald community.
Head Teacher of the Roman Catholic Primary School, Fatty K. Conteh, while receiving the 500 facemasks expressed gratitude to the CEO and members of the group.
She promised to ensure fair distribution of the masks to each pupil, adding they are doing their best to make sure they go by all government and health protocols.