The Sierra Leone Fellowship of Evangelical Students (SLEFES) of the Institute of Public Administration and Management (IPAM) yesterday donated 4 bags of rice and assorted clothing to the city of rest.
In her address, the organizations President, Sister Aisie A. Campbell said that the gesture is part of their yearly June 16 celebrations to reach out to young people. She added that it is biblical that it is better to give than to receive.
Evangelism Coordinator brother John Alie Kargbo said that, their association is not a Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) but rather a Christian student movement.
Mr. Kargbo noted that the items donated were put together by students at IPAM. The General Director of City of Rest Pastor Morris Ngobeh said that if students come together to aid City of Rest it means that they have the place at heart. He thanked SLEFES-IPAM for the gesture and described it as timely.
One of the inmates of City of Rest Margaret thanked SLEFES-IPAM for the items and explained that some of them were there because of drugs, some because of their families and some because they committed adultery. She disclosed that the place is a rehabilitation centre.
Mental Consultant from Holland Heleen Van den Brink said that City of Rest doesn’t have government support but that they only have assistance from other partners and support groups.The items were handed over by SLEFES-IPAM past president brother Charlie Williams to Pastor Morris Ngobeh General Director, City of Rest. In 2005 SLEFES- IPAM donated to the Freetown Cheshire home, in 2006 it boosted Amputees at ECOWAS street, 2007 donated to the Grafton war wounded camp and now to City of Rest.