One of Liberia’s locally based non-governmental institutions in the frontline against the deadly Ebola virus, Changing Lives International Ministries (CLIM), has launched its 3rd Round of distribution of Anti-Ebola materials in less privileged communities.
During the first round of distribution in early September 2014, CLIM executives disclosed that they have developed a work-plan that would reach out to over 150 under-privileged residents in the Duazon Community along the Robertfield Highway.
As part of their initial commitment, the institution has already visited two communities with the latest being the Paye Avenue Community where several women benefited from the distribution during the week.
CLIM officials maintained that the Ebola Awareness and Preventive Messages remain consistent in keeping with the fight against the virus. They re-echoed their commitment in reaching out to more than 150 families especially women and children.
“This is a continual process. We will be reaching all out until there are encouraging messages of EBOLA leaving Liberia. We are not encouraged by the number of confirmed Ebola cases being reported by health workers but we are very hopeful that with the collective efforts of every Liberian the death toll will reduce and there will be more survivals,” the CLIM officials added.
The presentation was made on Tuesday, October 8, in the Paye Avenue Community where dozen of women assembled to benefit from the gesture.
Liberians and their international partners have intensified the fight against the deadly outbreak of the EBOLA virus which has already claimed the lives of over 2,000 persons in and around the country.
With the country experiencing the highest number of death cases since the outbreak of the epidemic, members of both local and international non-governmental institutions have solidified efforts aimed at curbing the unprecedented spread and its immediate reduction.
Changing Lives International Ministries is a local and international NGO in the drive to buttress government’s efforts and contribute to the process of nation building. Already, CLIM has constructed a 7-room building in the township of Duazon in the Royal Community. The building is intended to be used as an elementary school. The idea to erect an elementary school in that community was driven from a survey showing that hundreds of children who are of school-going age have less fortunate opportunity to acquire primary education.
The presentation was headed by two of CLIM’s executives, Martin L. Fleming and Rev. Boima Manson who used the occasion to urge members of the Paye Avenue Community to remain committed in the fight against the virus. They warned women of that community to follow all of the preventive measures put forward by the health workers.
Receiving the materials, the women of the community pledged their commitment and promised to follow the health measures. They called on government to increase the awareness as there were some people who still doubt the existence of the virus.
Meanwhile, CLIM officials have extended special thanks to the Grace Lutheran Church Sturgis in Southern Diakoda, USA, who they said have been instrumental in making the materials available.