Heritage (Monrovia)

6 February 2013

Liberia: Humanitarian Organization Reaches Out to Struggling School

The Samaritan's Purse International Relief through its Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) department has donated several academic materials to the First Century School in Bensonville, Montserrado County. The Samaritan's Purse International Relief is a humanitarian organization operating in the country.

The donation of the academic materials was done recently by the OVC Program Manager of the organization, Rev. Love W. Gibson. Speaking at program marking the presentation ceremony, Rev. Gibson named the items as copybooks, text books, sharpeners, book bags, pencils, uniforms and shoes.

He said his major organization's goal is total concern and care for every child. According to him, the organization considers all five dimensions of the child's development-social, physical, spiritual, mental and emotion well being. Rev. Gibson said the program also offers psycho-social support and medical benefits to its beneficiaries.

He also said the organization also pays school fees of its beneficiaries as well as organize monthly caregivers meetings; provide trainings for teachers and health workers and visits beneficiaries and in their communities. Rev. Gibson disclosed that the organization is currently assisting over 3,000 children in three counties of Liberia-Montserrado, Margibi and Lofa Counties through support and sponsorship of Global Fund.

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