THINK Adolescent Girls Take Ebola Awareness To West Point…“Go Door To Door” To Curtail Virus
By Edwin G. Wandah
A humanitarian group, THINK, (Touching Humanity In Need Of Kindness) through its usual campaign to see the Ebola virus eradicated in the country has intensified its efforts in the fight.
THINK-INC under the leadership of Madam Rosana Schaack as the Executive Director has created several avenues for adolescent girls and war affected youths feel part of the society, organizing programs which have included them learn skills over the past years.
Meanwhile, during the launch of its Adolescent Girls campaign on spreading messages of preventing the Ebola virus and leading to an intensive fight, more than 150 adolescent girls and boys assembled at the major entrance to the slum community of West Point show-casing the importance of the fight against the Ebola virus.
The girls and boys lined up on the main street of West Point in observance of those that have lost their lives, admonishing community dwellers to observe those preventive measures being outlined by the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Liberia and the World Health Organization (WHO) and other partners.
The girls and boys paraded from the main entrance of West Point to the open field adjacent the West Point One Stop Shop Hospital where some of the girls, including both THINK-INC. Boss and UNICEF Representative made several remarks on the importance of sensitizing community against the Ebola virus.
As hundreds of persons stood in attendance of the awareness, including THINK-INC Boss Madam Rosana Schaack, UNICEF Coordinator, Hawa Page called community leadership to join the efforts of THINK-INC and other partners to safe lives.
UNICEF Coordinator, Hawa Page, said the involvement of community leaders and residents in the slum community will help boost their efforts in tackling the deadly Ebola virus.
For her part, THINK-INC. Executive Director, Rosana Schaack, called on the girls to mount the courage in touching every community of West Point. According to Madam Schaack, the total involvement of everyone in the area will help speed up the eradication efforts of sensitizing residents of West Point.
About 150 adolescent girls and boys recruited in West Point to help spread the message of the deadly Ebola virus have started talking with residents of those communities. Shortly after the program, 14-year old Tracy Toe and friend Finda Fayiah who is now 15 years told the INQUIRER that several of their friends have been receptive in following those health tips.
“We have seen massive improvement in the communities. Some of our friends and elderly people we talked to have shown their willingness to accept the awareness messages in their homes,” the adolescent girls stated.