The Mathew Six Foundation, which is a Christian based organization, has donated twenty two million four hundred thousand Leones to four communities, starting with old Sefadu Gbense Chiefdom in Kono, where 22 pupils received cash from the organization.
Addressing the caregivers on behalf of the children, the programme officer, Samuel Kamara, said the cash was for the children which their parents were expected to use wisely.
Mr Samuel Kamara however persuaded them to invest the money as it would help bring in more income to push forward the welfare of the children.
He said, “the money is not refundable but only that a team of officials will be assigned to monitor the activities of parents in order to ensure they do not renege from the previous agreement”.
One of the parents, Isatu Bah, said the organization had supported her children for the past four years, adding that such assistance had gone a long way in helping their home cope with hardship.
“Today my children are doing well and I must say thanks to Mathew Six Foundation ”, she continued, and on behalf of other caregivers assured the programme officer of their utmost best to keep the organization’s aims and objectives going.
Speaking to one of the direct targets, Meiya Conteh a Class Six pupil of the SLB Primary School Old Sefadu, he said Mathew Six Foundation had for the past years provided him with books, schools fees, clothing, and monthly allowances. Young Meiya Conteh said he was happy for getting the right support from the organization.
He further intimated that the organization had assured him of better sponsorship when he would have entered secondary school.
Mathew Six Foundation was founded by an American H. Brian Haney with the aim of fighting poverty, HIV and AIDS to name but a few. The organization has branches in the eastern and northern provinces and also in the Western Area.