The Keenan Institute in Goll’s Farm Community in Suakoko District, Bong County has for the first time launched an Ebola awareness campaign through the Liberian Reading Program.
Performing the launch over the weekend, the program coordinator for the institution, Relhetta J. Wreh, recalled that schools were immediately closed by the order of the President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf when she declared the State of Emergency in August 6, 2014.
Madam Wreh said that was one of the means in helping reduce the transmission of the virus in the country and that it was based upon the instruction from President Sirleaf that all schools have been closed which has prevented several children from pursuing education.
Attributing it to the severe gravity of the Ebola virus attack in the country also, she said the Keenan Institute has deemed it necessary to officially launch an Ebola awareness program called ” Ebola awareness through reading ” which is the initiative of the children’s reading center and the Liberia Readers Association of Literacy Education to help address in the post Ebola crisis.
Madam Wreh further disclosed that the objective of the organization is to provide safe environment for school-aged children on how to prevent the virus and provide daily opportunities for intermediate students in selected schools to read and answer questions designed specially for students at their levels in order to prepare them for the upcoming academic year.
Madam Wreh is calling on all Liberians to strictly follow the hygienic rules as provided by the Ministry of Health in order to contain the further spread of the Ebola virus disease in the country.