UNICEF Partner Embark On Major Sensitization Campaign On Ebola Virus…Peer Educators Vow To Do Their Best
The United Nations Children Education Fund (UNICEF) partner, Serving Humanity with Affection Love and an Open Mind SHALOM has begun a week long major sensitization campaign on the deadly Ebola Virus in four communities in the Borough of New Kru Town on the Bushroad Island.
Serving Humanity with Affection Love and an Open Mind SHALOM is a local non-governmental organization that is currently implementing an Adolescent girls Project in the Borough of New Kru Town with funds from the United Nations Children Education Fund UNICEF.
According to the Executive Director of SHALOM Madam Pate’ Chon, Campaign is a continuation of their anticipation to sensitizing the public in their adolescent project communities that they currently operate on the danger of the deadly Ebola virus in the country.
Madam Chon also disclosed that from the three hundred Peer educators that were trained by the Health Promotion Division of the Ministry of Health and Social welfare based on their SHALOM request from the Ministry they are currently working with sixty 60 peer educators due to the lack of fund.
She further stressed that they are going to be extending their campaign to the densely populated Duala General Market on Friday and also promised despite the continue disbelieve from even intellectuals about the existence of the deadly killer Ebola.
Madam Chon made the disclosure Tuesday July 9, 2014 at the start of the week-long sensitization campaign in New Kru Town.
The SHALOM boss expressed proud within the peer educators for their persistence despite difficulties and threats from people who they are sensitizing about the danger of the Ebola virus that do not have medicine.
She said though their partner UNICEF is not funding the sensitization campaign, but they will remain committed to the fight and urged all meaning Liberians to do their part so that the virus can eliminating the virus in the country.
At the close of day one exercise peer educators said though some of their friends lives were been threaten, but they remain persistence about explaining the danger of the deadly Ebola virus.
The Peer educators in their feed-back sharing also thanked SHALOM for the opportunities provided them to be able to give back to their communities despites difficulties.
They also promised to remain committed to upholding their value and ethic teach them doing the training.