Freetown, SIERRA LEONE – The management of the Saint George’s Foundation is reaching out to the public for additional financial assistance to ensure the effective operation of the home, where vulnerable children find shelter and care.
This plea comes on the heels of a heart warming gesture by Liberian National Benetha Grace Jallah, who generously donated food items and a cash sum to the home in celebration of her birthday. The donation has brought smiles to the faces of the children residing at the Saint George’s Foundation.
Established in 2004, the foundation focuses on providing shelter and care for street children, as well as those who have endured physical abuse and sexual penetration. When these children reach the age of 18, the home conducts family tracing to reunite them with their families through the Ministry of Social Welfare.
Jallah, the birthday celebrant, expressed her joy in supporting the less privileged children. “It gives me a wealth of pleasure supporting less privileged kids,” she shared with Awoko Newspaper. Recounting her visit to the home last year on her birthday, she expressed her commitment to continuing her charitable efforts for these vulnerable kids, hoping for divine assistance to sustain her support.
Accompanying Jallah to the home, Joseph Papa-Lee Kabia Esq urged the management to ensure that the donated food and cash are used for their intended purpose. Kabia, despite having his own NGO, recommended the Saint George’s Foundation for this charitable act, emphasizing the significant need at the home.
Abu Habib Bangura, a Social Worker at Saint George’s Foundation, revealed that the home currently hosts thirty-five children, including 17 females and 13 boys. While the home receives support from abroad and private individuals, Bangura stressed the urgent need for additional resources. Basic amenities such as water and electricity pose challenges, prompting the appeal for support from concerned authorities and the public. The management of the Saint George’s Foundation hopes that this call for assistance will resonate with those willing to contribute to the well-being of these vulnerable children. SKS/13/11/2023