St George’s Foundation over the weekend opened a six-bedroom interim child care centre at Grafton.
Explaining at a ceremony held at the child care centre, the coordinator for St George’s Foundation Phillip Dean said the foundation was selflessly undertaken to help humanity more so the children of Sierra Leone.
He said the foundation started three years ago by feeding street children who were later sent to schools and then reunited them with their families. The home, he went on, housed 300 children using six bed rooms.
Mr Dean acknowledged that the children at the foundation were inspiring and doing well at school. Also, he went on, the children were thought how to respect elders and themselves.
The site occupied by the foundation is the camp of the scout association which willingly offered to partner with a non governmental organization, Mission Direct, whose efforts the coordinator recognized.
On behalf of the scouters, chief scout Ezekiel Lakkoh said the camp housing the home was started 20 years ago by a sister scout in Denmark and for which it underwent turbulent periods during the war.
Ezekiel said he was proud to see the refurbished camp done by Mission Direct after feasibility studies, and said he was proud to see the camp in a different shape compared to what it was years ago.
The country director of Mission Direct for Brazil and Sierra Leone, Jonathan Richards Ronnie, explained that he met Dean at Hotel 5:10 where he told him of a project he was undertaking for children at Grafton.
He said after his visited at the camp and feasibility studies, his mission assisted in the rehabilitation of the camp.
Also at the ceremony, a humanitarian group, Hull Freedom Trail which traveled 5,000 miles on road to Sierra Leone, donated one vehicle to the St George’s Foundation.