FrontPageAfrica (Monrovia)

24 June 2014

Liberia: Trusted Angles Aid Orphans in Liberia With Solar Energy Plates

Monrovia — An American Non Governmental Organization [NGO] Trusted Angles Foundation has donated nine solar energy power plates to an orphanage home in Buchannan Grand Bassa County.

The Mission for Disable and Unfortunate Children (MODUC) is a home for orphans and disable children who were neglected and abandoned by family members.

The solar power project which is intended to provide electricity to the MODUC orphanage home was initiated by Trusted Angles Foundation Director of Children Service Megan Scott who during her visit in Liberia, January of this year saw the need for light at the home, for orphans to be able to live better life despite their condition.

Back in the United States Scott begin fund raising for the solar power project in which philanthropist like Mike Weir, Glen Meakem and Robert N. Peirce decided to sponsor the project.

"We raised money for the past couple of months with our donors to begin the solar system project", Scott said.

Scott continued:" I came to Liberia for the first time and that was in January and I visited this place [orphanage] and saw the need for the children to have all life can offer."

According to Scott the solar energy power system to the orphanage is phase one of the project adding that in October Trusted Angeles is hoping to do more.

Scott furthered:"This is the first phase of this project and we are doing the second phase in October to give them more power so that they can learn, we hope to have a water tower in the future and Television, I hope it work for them."

The nine solar powers are valued over fifteen thousand United States dollars according to the philanthropist and it was installed by Pickering Energy Solution.

An Orphan at the Home Philip Charles thanked, the sponsors and Trusted Angles Foundation for the solar power project adding that lights will enable them study at night.

"I am very happy with the light because it gives us more time to study and sometimes at night the rogue want to break in the light will clear the place so that they cannot come around", Charles said.

Charles continued: "I want to give thanks and appreciation to them[sponsor] that they were able to give their money and time to provide the light for us, I am happy."

The head of the orphanage home Mary Beh said, the solar power will be used to light the mission and for recreation.

"We will use this for light and recreation, we will be getting video for children to watch educative movies, this is orphanage and a school, we have forty-three children in the orphanage and the school has over six hundred children," Beh said.

"I just don't have words to say for this blessing that has come to us I am grateful to those that sponsor this project," Beh continued.

Madam Beh recounted, that the orphanage Home was established about eighteen years ago adding that it was for the purpose of catering to children who were abandoned or lost their parents.

"I began this orphanage in 1996 during the war when children were roaming all around and my two sons has gotten lost and died in the war one was handicap we felt that there were lots of children who would need attention some of them are motherless, fatherless, some of them were one day old," Beh said.

Beh continued: "I'm hoping that the children will take advantage of the opportunity and want to go higher and want to take this school from primary level to secondary level."

The head of the orphanage called on other philanthropist to follow the good example of Trusted Angeles Foundation and the sponsor of the solar energy project.

"I want more support to the children so that they can be good citizen for tomorrow, pay tuition for them, Beh added.

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