The Gabriel Weah Foundation Inc. has begun sensitizing Liberians on the deadly Ebola virus. The exercise commenced with a two-day workshop in the Parker Corner Community in Brewerville.
With over 40 participants from several communities including Blamasee, VOA Junction, Kpaikor, Parker Corner etc. in attendance, the foundation screened a movie on Ebola and provided lecture series on how to prevent contracting the virus.
According to the Chief Executive Officer of the Foundation, Gabriel A. Weah, his organization started with the awareness by engaging the various communities’ leaders on the need to conduct sensitization to the people on how to prevent them from the virus.
Mr. Weah said his organization distributed leaflets with Ebola messages to the above mentioned communities and called on all Liberians to join in the fight against Ebola noting that there is a need for the government to empower people most especially the local NGOs to help buttress its effort in curbing the disease.
“We need a Jehovah Witness Campaign against the virus,” CEO Gabriel said; calling on all Liberians to observe the preventive measures by continuously washing their hands, avoid eating bush meat, also avoid being in contact with sick people suspected with the virus and avoid touching dead bodies suspected to have died from Ebola.
For his part, the Principal of the Madison Public School in Parker Corner, Brewerville, J. Adolphus Saah thanked the Gabriel Weah Foundation for choosing their community to conduct the first Ebola awareness workshop.