The Foundation for Aiding Children Empowerment (FACE), has donated a consignment of Food and cash to over 20 family heads and 49 children who were made orphans as a result of the deadly EBOLA Virus Disease in the St. Paul Bridge, Island Clinic and Tweh Farm Communities on Christmas Eve.
Presenting the donation which was made possible by major Contributors from UNMIL National & International Staff, and Volunteers from the Life Church RPM Island Clinic, the Executive Director of FACE Mr. Momolu J. Johnson, Sr. encouraged the community dwellers and other organizations to join FACE in empowering less fortunate women and children educationally and economically in order to secure a better future for Liberia.
Mr. Johnson also disclosed that FACE is planning its usual Back-to-School project for 2015 which will provide basic school materials for poor children and the payment of school fees for the most needed.
The donation include over 20 bags of the 25 kg rice to each family head and ten US ($10.00) per family head also to enable them prepare food for the EBOLA orphans on Christmas day.
“The most important foundation of our society which is the family has been broken down by the civil crisis and the outbreak of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease. Therefore to rebuild the Liberian society, we must rebuild the family and protect our women and children from all forms of violence and abuse.” Mr. Johnson noted.
Receiving the donation, the spokesperson of the beneficiaries thanked FACE for the donation and said it was very timely and “pain saving” of not being able to provide meals for the Ebola orphans on Christmas day. Madam Konnah Davies with tears narrated that things are very difficult in the country and that children who were victimize by the deadly Ebola Virus Disease were feeling the pinch of the tough times. She called on all well-meaning Liberians and NGOs operating in the Country to emulate the good example of the Foundation for Aiding Children’s Empowerment.
Foundation for Aiding Children’s Empowerment (FACE), a self-help local rights advocacy group founded in 2010 by Mr. Momolu J. Johnson, Sr. and his wife Brownetta Luke Johnson to empower women and children and to also raise awareness about the danger of rape, sexual exploitation, abuse, child trafficking, HIV/AIDS, domestic violence and child labor.